catching

  • 1 Catching — Catch ing, n. The act of seizing or taking hold of. [1913 Webster] {Catching bargain} (Law), a bargain made with an heir expectant for the purchase of his expectancy at an inadequate price. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Catching — Catch ing a. 1. Infectious; contagious. [1913 Webster] 2. Captivating; alluring. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 catching — index attractive, contagious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 catching — contagious, *infectious, communicable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 catching — [adj] contagious (disease) communicable, dangerous, endemic, epidemic, epizootic, infectious, infective, miasmatic, pandemic, pestiferous, pestilential, taking, transferable, transmittable; concept 314 Ant. uncontagious …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 catching — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ (of a disease) infectious …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 catching — [kech′iŋ] adj. 1. contagious; infectious 2. attractive …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 catching — [[t]kæ̱tʃɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If an illness or a disease is catching, it is easily passed on or given to someone else. [INFORMAL] There are those who think eczema is catching. Syn: infectious 2) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If a feeling or …

    English dictionary

  • 9 catching — catchingly, adv. catchingness, n. /kach ing/, adj. 1. tending to be transmitted from one person to another; contagious or infectious: a disease that is catching; His enthusiasm is catching. 2. attractive; fascinating; captivating; alluring: a… …

    Universalium

  • 10 catching — catch|ing [ˈkætʃıŋ] adj [not before noun] 1.) an illness that is catching is easily passed to other people = ↑infectious 2.) an emotion or feeling that is catching spreads quickly among people ▪ Julia s enthusiasm was catching …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 catching — adjective (not before noun) informal 1 a disease or illness that is catching is infectious: Well, I hope it s not catching. 2 an emotion or feeling that is catching spreads quickly among people …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 catching — adjective Date: 1590 1. infectious, contagious < the flu is catching > < his spirit is catching > 2. catchy, alluring …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 Catching — Catch Catch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caught}or {Catched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Catching}. Catched is rarely used.] [OE. cacchen, OF. cachier, dialectic form of chacier to hunt, F. chasser, fr. (assumend) LL. captiare, for L. capture, V. intens. of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 catching — catch|ing [ kætʃıŋ ] adjective a disease, mood, or idea that is catching spreads quickly to other people: CONTAGIOUS …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 catching — adjective, informal my rash is not catching Syn: infectious, contagious; communicable, transmittable, transmissible, infective …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 catching — UK [ˈkætʃɪŋ] / US adjective an illness, mood, or idea that is catching spreads quickly to other people …

    English dictionary

  • 17 catching — gyvūnų gaudymas statusas Aprobuotas sritis gyvūnų gerovė apibrėžtis Gyvūnų laisvės suvaržymas naudojant specialias streso arba pavojaus gyvūnų sveikatai nesukeliančias gaudymo priemones arba jų nenaudojant. atitikmenys: angl. catching vok.… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 18 catching — gyvūnų gaudymas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvūnų laisvės suvaržymas naudojant specialias streso arba pavojaus gyvūnų sveikatai nesukeliančias priemones arba jų nenaudojant. atitikmenys: angl. catching; fishing; hunting …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 19 catching — 1. noun The action of the verb to catch. 2. adjective contagious …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 Catching — Улавливание; захват; перехват; Зацепление (зубчатых колёс) …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии


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