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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Catch \Catch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Caught}or {Catched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Catching}. Catched is rarely used.] [OE. cacchen, OF. cachier, dialectic form of chacier to hunt, F. chasser, fr. (assumend) LL. captiare, for L. capture, V. intens. of capere to take, catch. See {Capacious}, and cf. {Chase}, {Case} a box.]

1. 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. To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief. "They pursued . . . and caught him." --Judg. i. 6.

3. To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.

4. Hence: To insnare; to entangle. "To catch him in his words". --Mark xii. 13.

5. To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody. "Fiery thoughts . . . whereof I catch the issue." --Tennyson.

6. To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.

7. To engage and attach; to please; to charm.

The soothing arts that catch the fair. --Dryden.

8. To get possession of; to attain.

Torment myself to catch the English throne. --Shak.

9. 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. To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.

11. To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.

{To catch fire}, to become inflamed or ignited.

{to catch it} to get a scolding or beating; to suffer punishment. [Colloq.]

{To catch one's eye}, to interrupt captiously while speaking. [Colloq.] "You catch me up so very short." --Dickens.

{To catch up}, to snatch; to take up suddenly.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Catch \Catch\, verb (used without an object)

1. To attain possession. [Obs.]

Have is have, however men do catch. --Shak.

2. 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.

3. To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.

4. To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.

Does the sedition catch from man to man? --Addison.

{To catch at}, to attempt to seize; to be eager to get or use. "[To] catch at all opportunities of subverting the state." --Addison.

{To catch up with}, to come up with; to overtake.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Catch \Catch\, noun

1. Act of seizing; a grasp. --Sir P. Sidney.

2. That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate.

3. 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. [Archaic] --Addison.

The common and the canon law . . . lie at catch, and wait advantages one againt another. --T. Fuller.

4. That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.

Hector shall have a great catch if he knock out either of your brains. --Shak.

5. Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony. [Colloq.] --Marryat.

6. pl. Passing opportunities seized; snatches.

It has been writ by catches with many intervals. --Locke.

7. A slight remembrance; a trace.

We retain a catch of those pretty stories. --Glanvill.

8. (Mus.) A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

catch

noun

1: a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?" [syn: {catch}, {gimmick}]

2: the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish" [syn: {catch}, {haul}]

3: a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect [syn: {catch}, {match}]

4: anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others"

5: a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)

6: a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open" [syn: {catch}, {stop}]

7: a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

8: a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"

9: the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion" [syn: {catch}, {grab}, {snatch}, {snap}]

10: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar" [syn: {apprehension}, {arrest}, {catch}, {collar}, {pinch}, {taking into custody}]

verb

1: discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; "She caught her son eating candy"; "She was caught shoplifting"

2: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse" [syn: {catch}, {pick up}]

3: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach" [syn: {get}, {catch}]

4: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!" [syn: {catch}, {grab}, {take hold of}]

5: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?" [syn: {get}, {catch}, {capture}]

6: to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup" [syn: {hitch}, {catch}] [ant: {unhitch}]

7: attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" [syn: {catch}, {arrest}, {get}]

8: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today" [syn: {capture}, {catch}]

9: reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

10: get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"

11: catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp" [syn: {overtake}, {catch}, {catch up with}]

12: be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"

13: check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

14: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table" [syn: {catch}, {take in}, {overhear}]

15: see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie" [syn: {watch}, {view}, {see}, {catch}, {take in}]

16: cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; "I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"

17: detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator" [syn: {trip up}, {catch}]

18: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him" [syn: {catch}, {get}]

19: contract; "did you catch a cold?"

20: start burning; "The fire caught"

21: perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time" [syn: {catch}, {get}]

22: suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!" [syn: {catch}, {get}]

23: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: {capture}, {enamour}, {trance}, {catch}, {becharm}, {enamor}, {captivate}, {beguile}, {charm}, {fascinate}, {bewitch}, {entrance}, {enchant}]

24: apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs" [syn: {catch}, {get}]

25: take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

26: spread or be communicated; "The fashion did not catch"

27: be the catcher; "Who is catching?"

28: become aware of; "he caught her staring out the window"

29: delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; "I was caught in traffic and missed the meeting"

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

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There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

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I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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