taker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “taker” in the English Dictionary

"taker" in British English

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takernoun

uk   /ˈteɪ.kər/  us   /-kɚ/

taker noun (ACCEPT)

someone who ​accepts or ​wants what someone is ​offeringfew/no/not many takers few, no, or not many ​peopleinterested in what has been ​offered: I put an ad on the ​website to ​sell my ​bike but I haven't had any takers.

taker noun (DRUG USER)

UK someone who uses a ​drug or ​medicine: a ​drug taker

taker noun (HOLD)

someone who ​takes or ​holds someone or something: a ​hostage taker
(Definition of taker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"taker" in American English

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takernoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈteɪ·kər/

taker noun [C usually pl] (INTERESTED PERSON)

a ​personinterested in what has been ​offered: But now at 60 ​yearsold, she ​found no takers for her ​labor.

taker noun [C usually pl] (PERSON WHO ACTS)

a ​person who does something: Census takers use a ​mathematicalformula and ​apply it to the ​overalllocality.
(Definition of taker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"taker" in Business English

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takernoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈteɪkər/
someone who ​agrees to ​buy or do something: few/not many/no takers There have been few takers for ​stakes in Mexico's newly ​privatisedcompanies. A ​call for ​volunteersyielded only 30 takers.
a ​person or ​organization, etc. that ​takes something: Many of the call takers at the company's ​callcentre were young and inexperienced.
(Definition of taker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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