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Meaning & Definition of Catching in English

English

Catching

/kæʧɪŋ/

noun

1. (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

    synonym:
  • catching

2. The act of detecting something

  • Catching sight of something
    synonym:
  • detection
  • ,
  • catching
  • ,
  • espial
  • ,
  • spying
  • ,
  • spotting

3. Becoming infected

  • "Catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"
  • "The contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"
    synonym:
  • catching
  • ,
  • contracting

adjective

1. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

    synonym:
  • catching
  • ,
  • communicable
  • ,
  • contagious
  • ,
  • contractable
  • ,
  • transmissible
  • ,
  • transmittable

Examples of using

We set out traps for catching cockroaches.
I hope you are not catching a cold.
I'm catching the 11:00 train.