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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gat  \Gat\  (g[a^]t), 
  imp.  of  {Get}.  [Obs.] 
 
  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}, 
  {Prehensile}.] 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  betake;  to  remove;  --  in  a  reflexive  use 
 
  Get  thee  out  from  this  land.  --Gen.  xxxi. 
  13. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gat 
  n  :  (slang)  a  gangster's  pistol  [syn:  {rod}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GAT 
 
  Generalized  Algebraic  Translator.  Improved  version  of  IT  On 
  IBM  650  RAMAC. 
 
  [Sammet  1969,  p.  142]. 
 
 




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