1 : take its rise
1 : oral stimulation of the genitals
2 : a single domestic animal
3 : the front of a military formation or procession
4 : the top of something
5 : a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
6 : a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
7 : that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
8 : steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
9 : a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
10 : the power of retaining and recalling past experience
11 : the part in the front or nearest the viewer
12 : the subject matter at issue
13 : mental ability