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King James Dictionary
1. To seize or lay hold on with the hand carrying the sense of pursuit, thrusting forward the hand, or rushing on.
And they came upon him and caught him. Acts 6 .
2. To seize, in a general sense as, to catch a ball to catch hold of a bough.
3. To seize, as in a snare or trap to ensnare to entangle.
They sent certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. Mark 12 .
4. To seize in pursuit hence simply to overtake a popular use of the word.
He ran, but could not catch him companion.
5. To take hold to communicate to.
The fire caught the adjoining building.
6. To seize the affections to engage and attach to as, to catch the fair.
7. To take or receive by contagion or infection as, to catch the measles or small pox.
8. To snatch to take suddenly as, to catch a book out of the hand.
9. To receive something passing.
The swelling sails no more catch the soft airs and wanton in the sky. Trumbull.
To catch at, to endeavor to seize suddenly.
To catch at all opportunities of subverting the state.
To catch up, to snatch to take up suddenly.
1. To communicate to spread by infecting as, a disease will catch from man to man.
2. Any thing that seizes or takes hold, as a hook.
3. The posture of seizing a state of preparation to catch, or of watching an opportunity to seize as, to lie upon the catch.
4. A sudden advantage taken.
5. The thing caught, considered as an object of desire profit advantage.
Hector shall have a great catch. Shak.
6. A snatch a short interval of action.
It has been writ by catches.
7. A little portion.
We retain a catch of a pretty story.
8. In music, a fugue in the unison, wherein to humor some conceit in the words, the melody is broken, and the sense is interrupted in one part, and caught and supported by another, or a different sense is given to the words or a piece for three or more voices, one of which leads and the others follow in the same notes.
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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Catch'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/c/catch.html.