Catch


Catch
Catch Catch, n. 1. Act of seizing; a grasp. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

2. That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate. [1913 Webster]

3. The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch. [Archaic] --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The common and the canon law . . . lie at catch, and wait advantages one againt another. --T. Fuller. [1913 Webster]

4. That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish. [1913 Webster]

Hector shall have a great catch if he knock out either of your brains. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony. [Colloq.] --Marryat. [1913 Webster]

6. pl. Passing opportunities seized; snatches. [1913 Webster]

It has been writ by catches with many intervals. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

7. A slight remembrance; a trace. [1913 Webster]

We retain a catch of those pretty stories. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mus.) A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words. [1913 Webster]


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