1. take the cake rank first; used often in a negative context
  2. take the stage attract attention onto oneself
  3. tactical pertaining to detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives
  4. take the count be counted out; remain down while the referee counts to ten
  5. depth gage a gauge for measuring the depth of grooves or holes or other concavities
  6. buckwheat cake a pancake made with buckwheat flour
  7. tactics a plan for attaining a particular goal
  8. take the air take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
  9. tectonic pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust
  10. didactic instructive, especially excessively
  11. tactically with regard to tactics
  12. depth gauge a gauge for measuring the depth of grooves or holes or other concavities
  13. ticket book a book of tickets that can be torn out and used
  14. earthquake vibration from underground movement along a fault plane
  15. take the veil become a nun
  16. take the road give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town
  17. take care be in charge of or deal with
  18. cattle cake a concentrated feed for cattle
  19. tick-tack-toe a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does
  20. dugout canoe a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log