Definition and Meanings for get

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Get is ranked 39 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of get

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of get

of. get oe. geten, as. gitan, gietan (in comp.); akin to icel. geta, goth. bigitan to find, l. prehendere to seize, take, gr. chanda`nein to hold, contain. cf. comprehend, enterprise, forget, impregnable, prehensile

Meaning of get


as noun

  • jet, the mineral.

as noun

  • fashion; manner; custom.
  • artifice; contrivance.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
  • hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
  • to beget; to procreate; to generate.
  • to obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's greek lesson.
  • to prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
  • to procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
  • to betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.

as intransitive verb

  • to make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
  • to arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.

as noun

  • offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

as noun

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