a scene or sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously at one time.
he completed a particularly difficult scene in two takes
an amount of something gained or acquired from one source or in one session.
the take from commodity taxation
an amount of copy set up at one time or by one compositor.
When a compositor had set up his take he deposited the type set up by him on a galley upon the galley-bank, and deposited the copy from which he had set up the type in a drawer or box, or upon a table or shelf.