|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.
2. (v. t.) To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.
3. (v. t.) To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.
4. (v. t.) Hence: To ensnare; to entangle.
5. (v. t.) To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody.
6. (v. t.) To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.
7. (v. t.) To engage and attach; to please; to charm.
8. (v. t.) To get possession of; to attain.
9. (v. t.) To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire.
10. (v. t.) To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.
11. (v. t.) To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.
12. (v. i.) To attain possession.
13. (v. i.) To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open.
14. (v. i.) To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.
15. (v. i.) To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.
16. (n.) Act of seizing; a grasp.
17. (n.) That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate.
18. (n.) The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch.
19. (n.) That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.
20. (n.) Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony.
21. (n.) Passing opportunities seized; snatches.
22. (n.) A slight remembrance; a trace.
23. (n.) A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.
Catch (46 Occurrences)
Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. (Root in KJV WEY DBY WBS YLT)
Matthew 17:27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you." (See NIV)
Mark 12:13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. (KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Luke 5:4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch." (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 5:9 For he was amazed, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had caught; (WEB YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 5:10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid. From now on you will be catching people alive." (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 11:54 lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:20 They watched him, and sent out spies, who pretended to be righteous, that they might trap him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor. (See NAS NIV)
Luke 20:26 They weren't able to trap him in his words before the people. They marveled at his answer, and were silent. (See NAS RSV)
John 21:6 He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." They cast it therefore, and now they weren't able to draw it in for the multitude of fish. (See NAS)
1 Thessalonians 5:4 and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief; (YLT)
2 Peter 2:14 Their very eyes are full of adultery--being eyes which never cease from sin. These men set traps to catch unstedfast souls, their own hearts being well trained in greed. They are fore-doomed to God's curse! (WEY)
Genesis 44:4 When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them,'Why have you rewarded evil for good? (See NIV)
Exodus 22:6 "If fire breaks out, and catches in thorns so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Deuteronomy 32:11 Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept. (See RSV NIV)
Joshua 2:5 It happened about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went, I don't know. Pursue them quickly; for you will overtake them." (See NIV)
Judges 21:21 and see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each man catch his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)
1 Samuel 23:26 And Saul goeth on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain, and David is hastened to go from the face of Saul, and Saul and his men are compassing David and his men, to catch them. (YLT)
1 Kings 18:40 And Elijah saith to them, 'Catch ye the prophets of Baal; let not a man escape of them;' and they catch them, and Elijah bringeth them down unto the stream Kishon, and doth slaughter them there. (YLT)
1 Kings 20:18 And he saith, 'If for peace they have come out -- catch them alive; and if for battle they have come out -- alive catch them.' (YLT)
1 Kings 20:33 Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
2 Kings 7:12 And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now show you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we be hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city. (KJV DBY YLT)
2 Kings 10:14 And he saith, 'Catch them alive;' and they catch them alive, and slaughter them at the pit of the shearing-house, forty and two men, and he hath not left a man of them. (YLT)
Job 9:18 He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness. (WEB)
Job 18:9 A snare will take him by the heel. A trap will catch him. (WEB)
Job 23:9 He works to the north, but I can't see him. He turns south, but I can't catch a glimpse of him. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 10:9 He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 35:8 Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Psalms 71:11 Saying, 'God hath forsaken him, Pursue and catch him, for there is no deliverer.' (YLT)
Psalms 109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour. (KJV ASV WBS)
Proverbs 12:27 He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth. (See RSV)
Proverbs 30:28 You can catch a lizard with your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces. (WEB)
Song of Songs 2:15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 2:34 And in the skirts of your robe may be seen the life-blood of those who have done no wrong: ... (See NIV)
Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 16:16 Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says Yahweh, and they shall fish them up; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks. (See RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 26:8 And it cometh to pass, at the completion of Jeremiah's speaking all that Jehovah hath commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests, and the prophets, and all the people catch him, saying, Thou dost surely die, (YLT)
Ezekiel 13:18 and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Woe unto the women that sew pillows for all wrists, and that make veils for the head of persons of every stature to catch souls! Will ye catch the souls of my people, and will ye save your own souls alive? (DBY)
Ezekiel 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against your pillows, that the souls which ye catch by their means may fly away; and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, the souls that ye catch, that they may fly away. (DBY)
Ezekiel 19:3 She brought up one of her cubs: he became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Ezekiel 19:6 He went up and down among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Hosea 2:7 She will follow after her lovers, but she won't overtake them; and she will seek them, but won't find them. Then she will say,'I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.' (See NIV)
Hosea 7:12 When they go, I will spread my net on them. I will bring them down like the birds of the sky. I will chastise them, as their congregation has heard. (See NIV)
Amos 3:5 Can a bird fall in a trap on the earth, where no snare is set for him? Does a snare spring up from the ground, when there is nothing to catch? (WEB NIV)
Habakkuk 1:15 He takes up all of them with the hook. He catches them in his net, and gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore he rejoices and is glad. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Habakkuk 1:16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net, and burns incense to his dragnet, because by them his life is luxurious, and his food is good. (See NAS)