Hypertext Webster Gateway: "get"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Get \Get\, n.
Jet, the mineral. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Get \Get\, n. [OF. get.]
1. Fashion; manner; custom. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. Artifice; contrivance. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Get \Get\ (g[e^]t), v. t. [imp. {Got} (g[o^]t) (Obs. {Gat}
(g[a^]t)); p. p. {Got} (Obsolescent {Gotten} (g[o^]t"t'n));
p. pr. & vb. n. {Getting}.] [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},
1. 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.

2. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession
of; to have. --Johnson.

Thou hast got the face of man. --Herbert.

3. To beget; to procreate; to generate.

I had rather to adopt a child than get it. --Shak.

4. 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.

It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart,
than to pen twenty. --Bp. Fell.

5. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.

Get him to say his prayers. --Shak.

6. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or
condition; -- with a following participle.

Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched.

7. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.

Get thee out from this land. --Gen. xxxi.

He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of
Mega. --Knolles.

Note: Get, as a transitive verb, is combined with adverbs
implying motion, to express the causing to, or the
effecting in, the object of the verb, of the kind of
motion indicated by the preposition; thus, to get in,
to cause to enter, to bring under shelter; as, to get
in the hay; to get out, to make come forth, to extract;
to get off, to take off, to remove; to get together, to
cause to come together, to collect.

{To get by heart}, to commit to memory.

{To get the better of}, {To get the best of}, to obtain an
advantage over; to surpass; to subdue.

{To get up}, to cause to be established or to exit; to
prepare; to arrange; to construct; to invent; as, to get
up a celebration, a machine, a book, an agitation.

Syn: To obtain; gain; win; acquire. See {Obtain}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Get \Get\ (g[e^]t), v. i.
1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive
accessions; to be increased.

We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.

2. 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.

To get rid of fools and scoundrels. --Pope.

His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.

Note: It [get] gives to the English language a middle voice,
or a power of verbal expression which is neither active
nor passive. Thus we say to get acquitted, beaten,
confused, dressed. --Earle.

Note: Get, as an intransitive verb, is used with a following
preposition, or adverb of motion, to indicate, on the
part of the subject of the act, movement or action of
the kind signified by the preposition or adverb; or, in
the general sense, to move, to stir, to make one's way,
to advance, to arrive, etc.; as, to get away, to leave,
to escape; to disengage one's self from; to get down,
to descend, esp. with effort, as from a literal or
figurative elevation; to get along, to make progress;
hence, to prosper, succeed, or fare; to get in, to
enter; to get out, to extricate one's self, to escape;
to get through, to traverse; also, to finish, to be
done; to get to, to arrive at, to reach; to get off, to
alight, to descend from, to dismount; also, to escape,
to come off clear; to get together, to assemble, to

{To get ahead}, to advance; to prosper.

{To get along}, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.

{To get a mile} (or other distance), to pass over it in

{To get among}, to go or come into the company of; to become
one of a number.

{To get asleep}, to fall asleep.

{To get astray}, to wander out of the right way.

{To get at}, to reach; to make way to.

{To get away with}, to carry off; to capture; hence, to get
the better of; to defeat.

{To get back}, to arrive at the place from which one
departed; to return.

{To get before}, to arrive in front, or more forward.

{To get behind}, to fall in the rear; to lag.

{To get between}, to arrive between.

{To get beyond}, to pass or go further than; to exceed; to
surpass. ``Three score and ten is the age of man, a few
get beyond it.'' --Thackeray.

{To get clear}, to disengage one's self; to be released, as
from confinement, obligation, or burden; also, to be freed
from danger or embarrassment.

{To get drunk}, to become intoxicated.

{To get forward}, to proceed; to advance; also, to prosper;
to advance in wealth.

{To get home}, to arrive at one's dwelling, goal, or aim.

{To get into}.
(a) To enter, as, ``she prepared to get into the coach.''
(b) To pass into, or reach; as, `` a language has got into
the inflated state.'' --Keary.

{To get} {loose or free}, to disengage one's self; to be
released from confinement.

{To get near}, to approach within a small distance.

{To get on}, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.

{To get over}.
(a) To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or
(b) To recover from, as an injury, a calamity.

{To get through}.
(a) To pass through something.
(b) To finish what one was doing.

{To get up}.
(a) To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc.
(b) To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of
stairs, etc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Get \Get\, n.
Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract;
"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They
acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day";
"Get permission to take a few days off from work" [syn:
2: enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became
annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting
more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went
into ecstasy"; "Get going!" [syn: {become}, {go}]
3: cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or
condition: "He got his squad on the ball"; "This let me in
for a big surprise"; "He got a girl into trouble" [syn: {let},
4: receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of
civilization do not find expression or receive an
interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I
got nothing but trouble for my good intentions" [syn: {receive},
{find}, {obtain}, {incur}]
5: reach a destination; arrive by movement or by making
progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "He got into
college"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
[syn: {arrive}, {come}] [ant: {leave}]
6: go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books
over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog
fetched the hat" [syn: {bring}, {convey}, {fetch}] [ant: {take
7: of mental or physical states or experiences: "get an idea";
"experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange
sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The
fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a
feeling" [syn: {experience}, {receive}, {have}, {undergo}]
8: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!" "That'll
fix him good!" "This time I got him" [syn: {pay back}, {pay
off}, {fix}]
9: achieve a point or goal, as in a sport; "Nicklaus had a 70";
"The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that
day" [syn: {have}, {make}]
10: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner: "The ads
induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to
buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa" [syn: {induce},
{stimulate}, {cause}, {have}, {make}]
11: succeed in catching or seizing, , esp. after a chase; "We
finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
[syn: {catch}, {capture}]
12: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and
attributes); "He grew a beard"; The patient developed
abdominal pains"; I got funny spots all over my body";
"Well-developed breasts" [syn: {grow}, {develop}, {produce},
13: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He
got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a
chill" [syn: {contract}, {take}]
14: communicate with a place or person; establish communication
with, as if by telephone: "Bill called this number and he
got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the
15: give certain properties to something; "get someone mad";
"She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at
the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This
invention will make you a famous physicist"; "Make
yourself clear" [syn: {make}]
16: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you
driving at?" [syn: {drive}, {aim}]
17: grasp with the mind; "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" [syn: {catch}]
18: attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his
eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" [syn: {catch},
19: 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:
20: reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these
21: get to or be allowed to do something; "May I go to the
movies tonight?" "Can I have some ice cream?" "We got to
play video games all day long" [syn: {may}, {can}] [ant:
{must not}]
22: acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot
get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these
23: purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
24: perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't
get his name when they met the first time" [syn: {catch}]
25: suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this
behavior!" [syn: {catch}]
26: receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in
prison" [syn: {receive}]
27: leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;
"Scram!" [syn: {scram}, {buzz off}, {fuck off}, {bugger
28: reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
29: irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His
lying really gets me"
30: evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's 'Requiem' gets me
every time"
31: 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}]
32: in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the
pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: {draw}]
33: overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the
cat got the goldfish"
34: be a mystery or bewildering to: "This beats me!" "Got me--I
don't know the answer!" [syn: {perplex}, {puzzle}, {mystify},
{baffle}, {beat}, {bewilder}, {flummox}, {stupefy}, {stupify},
{nonplus}, {gravel}, {amaze}, {dumbfound}]
35: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action: "We
began working at dawn"; "Who will start?" "Get working as
soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to
arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day" [syn: {begin},
{start out}, {start}, {set about}, {set out}, {commence}]
[ant: {end}]
36: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a
fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after
eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg";
"He got his arm broken in the scuffle" [syn: {suffer}, {sustain},
37: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
children but don't recognize them" [syn: {beget}, {engender},
{father}, {mother}, {sire}, {generate}, {bring forth}]

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