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Meaning of CATCHING

Pronunciation:  'kaching

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  becoming infected; "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"
  2. [n]  playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
  3. [n]  the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  4. [adj]  (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

CATCHING is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: communicable, contagious, contractable, contracting, detection, espial, infectious, spotting, spying, transmissible, transmittable
 See Also: acquiring, ball, baseball, baseball game, discovery, find, getting, playing, uncovering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Catch"ing\ a.
    1. Infectious; contagious.
    2. Captivating; alluring.
  2. \Catch"ing\, n.
    The act of seizing or taking hold of.
    {Catching bargain} (Law), a bargain made with an heir
       expectant for the purchase of his expectancy at an
       inadequate price. --Bouvier.
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