Intake definition

ĭntāk
An opening by which a fluid is admitted into a container or conduit.
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The amount or thing taken in.
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The place at which a fluid is taken into a pipe, channel, etc.
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The act of taking in.
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A narrowing; an abrupt lessening in breadth.
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The quantity taken in.
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Something, especially energy, taken in.
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The act or process of taking in.
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(mech.) The amount of energy taken in.
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(mining) An air shaft.
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The place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; opposed to outlet.
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The beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.
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The quantity taken in.

The intake of air.

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An act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen or food.
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The people taken into an organisation or establishment at a particular time.

The new intake of students.

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To take or draw in (in all the senses of the noun).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intake
Plural:
intakes

Origin of intake

  • From English dialectal (Northern England/Scotland), deverbal of take in, equivalent to in- +‎ take. More at in-, take.

    From Wiktionary