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  6  definitions  found 
 
  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}, 
  {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  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 
  --Shak. 
 
  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 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  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 
  convene. 
 
  {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 
  traveling. 
 
  {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.'' 
  --Dickens. 
  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 
  difficulty. 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  get 
  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: 
  {acquire}] 
  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}, 
  {have}] 
  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:  bring  or  fetch;  "Get  me  those  books  over  there  please"; 
  "Could  you  bring  over  the  wine?";  "The  dog  fetched  the 
  hat"  [syn:  {bring},  {convey},  {fetch}]  [ant:  {take  away}] 
  7:  of  mental  or  bodily  states  or  experiences:  "get  an  idea"; 
  "experience  vertigo";  "get  nauseous";  "undergo  a  strange 
  sensation";  "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  of  physical  features  and  attributes;  "He  grew 
  a  beard";  The  patient  developed  abdominal  pains";  I  got 
  funny  spots  all  over  my  body"  [syn:  {grow},  {develop},  {produce}, 
  {acquire}] 
  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 
  earthquake" 
  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}, 
  {arrest}] 
  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: 
  {catch}] 
  20:  reach  by  calculation;  "What  do  you  get  when  you  add  up  these 
  numbers?" 
  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 
  news?" 
  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},  {bugger  off}] 
  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},  {trounce}] 
  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!"  [syn:  {begin},  {start  out},  {start}, 
  {set  about},  {set  out},  {commence}]  [ant:  {end}] 
  36:  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},  {have}] 
  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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