• WordNet 3.6
    • n taker one who takes a bet or wager
    • n taker one who accepts an offer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Taker tāk"ẽr One who takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taker A cylinder on a wool-carding machine for taking the fibers from the feed-rolls to the main cylinder. Also called licker-in or taker-in.
    • n taker One who takes, in any sense; specifically, a purveyor.
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  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.”
  • Robert Heinlein
    Robert Heinlein
    “No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.”
  • Ray Kroc
    Ray Kroc
    “If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”


In literature:

Morphine-takers can use large quantities of cocaine without any bad symptoms.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
One hundred to one on Buttons eagerly offered, but no takers.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Surely she was not a drug-taker!
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
The sons of the submissive are neither conquerors of self nor takers of cities.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
In the Orient he could lose his identity as a bribe-taker and a murderer.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
No takers were reported.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
What say you, any takers?
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The relations between the job owner and the job taker.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
Don't let him be always the giver and you the taker.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
This explains the baffling experience of the drug-taker, the drunkard, the victim of some vicious craving.
"The Practice of Autosuggestion" by C. Harry Brooks

In poetry:

Go! cotton lords and corn lords, go!
Go! Ye live on loom and acre,
But let be seen—some law between
The giver and the taker.
"A Chartist Chorus" by Ernest Jones
Such was the stuff of the Malakoff-takers,
Such were the soldiers that scaled the Redan;
Truculent housemaids and bloodthirsty Quakers,
Brave not the wrath of the sweet little man!
"The Sweet Little Man" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

'Challenge' to Swallow Spice Finds Takers, Millions of Viewers.
1 in this North Ossetian town that killed more than 300 people—most of them children—a trial is under way of the sole hostage taker captured alive.
Student hostage- taker in grave condition.
Hillary Clinton office hostage taker to be released soon.
All 14 rebel hostage- takers were killed.
T onight, when Paul "Randsplainer" Ryan and Joe "The Bulldog" Biden butt heads, it might be useful to know just which side of the fence you're on: The takers , or the makers.
The world is full of givers and takers .
Hostage- taker surrenders in Pittsburgh.
A Dallas 911 call taker who was fired after she refused to send police to the home of a woman who was later found dead said at a news conference Thursday that she was doing her job as she was trained to do.
Lakewood police shoot, critically wound armed hostage- taker at credit union.
FINRA Says Test Taker Lacked Potty Training.
The Taxi- Taker 's Crib Sheet.
If your student is not a good test taker, consider enrolling them in a test prep class.
Put talk of 'takers' to rest.
Paul's Rant : Are You A Maker Or A Taker.

In science:

Test takers do not give equally reliable responses.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
Computer based tests (CBT) enable us to routinely record times of students’ responses to each particular test item. This data could be important additional source of information both on the test taker’s abilities and the test characteristics.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
Although the scoring scheme for Traub’s rule is equivalent to formula scoring 2 , there is some empirical evidence that Traub’s rule yields higher reliabilities and validities than formula scoring. In addition, test takers seem to prefer award for non-answer to penalty for wrong answer.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
If we know the item parameters and test taker’s ability, we can estimate probability that the test taker would answer to the item correctly or incorrectly.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
We expect that more able test taker answers correctly to an easy item as well as we expect that less able examinee answers incorrectly to a hard one.
Test item response time and the response likelihood