- IPA: /ɡɛt/, /ɡɪt/, SAMPA: /gEt/, /gIt/
- Rhymes: -ɛt
- ( transitive ) To obtain, purchase or acquire .
- ( transitive ) To receive .
- ( transitive ) To fetch .
- ( 連結詞 ) To become .
- ( transitive ) To cause to become; to bring about .
- ( transitive ) ( used with preposition ) To don or doff clothing, etc .
- ( transitive ) To cause to do .
- ( reflexive ) To betake oneself.
- ( intransitive ) To arrive ( at ) or progress ( towards a place or outcome ) .
- ( intransitive ) To go or come ( to a specified place, or in a specified manner ) .
- ( intransitive ) ( with various prepositions, such as into, over or behind; for specific 慣用的用法 senses see individual entries get into, get over, etc. ) To adopt or assume ( a certain position or state ) .
- ( intransitive ) To begin ( doing something ) .
- ( transitive ) To take or catch ( a scheduled transportation service ) .
- ( transitive ) To respond to ( a telephone call, a doorbell, etc ) .
- ( intransitive, 不定詞が続いて ) To be able, permitted ( to do something ); to have the opportunity ( to do something ) .
- ( transitive, informal ) To understand .
- ( transitive ) To be ( used to form the passive of verbs ) .
- ( transitive, informal ) To become ill with or catch ( a disease ) .
- ( transitive, informal ) To catch out, trick successfully .
- ( transitive, informal ) To perplex, stump .
- ( transitive ) To find as an answer .
- ( transitive, informal ) To bring to reckoning; to catch ( as a criminal ) .
- ( transitive, informal ) To physically assault .
- ( transitive, informal ) To hear completely; catch .
- ( transitive ) To getter .
- ( obtain ): acquire, come by, get hold of, have, obtain, take possession of
- ( receive ): receive, be given
- ( fetch ): bring, fetch, retrieve
- ( become ): become
- ( cause to become ): cause to be, cause to become, make
- ( cause to do ): make
- ( arrive ): arrive at, reach
- ( go, come ): come, go, travel
- ( adopt or assume ( a position or state ) ): go, move
- ( begin ): begin, commence, start
- ( catch ( a means of public transport ) ): catch, take
- ( respond to ( telephone, doorbell ) ): answer
- ( be able to; have the opportunity to do ): be able to
- ( informal: understand ): dig, follow, make sense of, understand
- ( informal: be ( used to form the passive ) ): be
- ( informal: catch ( a disease ) ): catch, come down with
- ( informal: trick ): con, deceive, dupe, hoodwink, trick
- ( informal: perplex ): confuse, perplex, stump
- ( find as an answer ): obtain
- ( bring to reckoning; to catch ( as a criminal ) ): catch, nab, nobble
- ( physically assault ): assault, beat, beat up
- ( informal: hear ): catch, hear
- ( getter ): getter
- from the get-go
- get about
- get across
- get across to
- get action
- get after
- get a look in
- get along
- get along with
- get around
- get around to
- get at
- get away
- get away from
- get away with
- get back
- get back to
- get behind
- get beyond
- get by
- get done
- get down
- get going
- get in
- get in with
- get into
- get into trouble
- get it
- get it across one's head
- get it into one's head
- get it on
- get it over with
- get knotted
- get lost
- get moving
- get off
- get off easy
- get off lightly
- get off with
- get on
- get one over on
- get one's end away
- get one's rocks off
- get on in years
- get on to
- get on with
- get out
- get out of
- get over
- get round
- get round to
- get someone's goat
- get stuffed
- get there
- get the time to
Middle English, from Old Norse geta, from Proto-Germanic *ʒetanan ( compare Old English ġietan, Old High German pi-gezzan 'to uphold', Gothic bi-gitan 'to find, discover' ), from Proto-Indo-European *ghéd- 'to seize' ( compare Middle Irish gataim 'I steal', Lithuanian godetis 'to be eager', Russian gadatī 'to guess, suppose', Albanian gjej 'to find', Ancient Greek ktaomai 'to acquire, procure', ktēma 'possession', Old Persian xšathra 'dominion' )
Variant of git
From Hebrew גט .
Explanation of get by Wordnet Dictionary
- get someone mad
- We'll get them!
- get an idea
- get nauseous
- Get ( jĕt ), n. Jet, the mineral. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- Get ( gĕt ), n. [OF. get.]
1. Fashion; manner; custom. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. Artifice; contrivance. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- Get ( gĕt ), v. t. [imp. Got ( gŏt ) ( Obs. Gat ( găt ) ); p. p. Got ( Obsolescent Gotten ( gŏtt'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. χανδάνειν 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; “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.
☞ 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.
- Get ( gĕt ), 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.
☞ 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.
☞ 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. To enter, as, ““she prepared to get into the coach.”” Dickens. To pass into, or reach; as, ““ a language has got into the inflated state.”” Keary. -- To get loose or To get 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. To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or difficulty. To recover from, as an injury, a calamity. -- To get through. To pass through something. To finish what one was doing. -- To get up. To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc. To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of stairs, etc.
- Get, n. Offspring; progeny; as, “the get of a stallion”.
- get ( gĕt ), n.; pl. gittin or gitim. A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce. RHUD
Definition of get by GCIDE Dictionary