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Meaning of get by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ɡɛt/, /ɡɪt/, SAMPA: /gEt/, /gIt/
    • Rhymes: -ɛt

    Etymology 1

    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' )


    get ( plural: gets )

    1. Offspring .
    2. Lineage .
    3. ( sports, tennis ) A difficult return or block of a shot .


    to get ( third-person singular simple present gets present participle getting, simple past got, past participle ( 主にUK ) got, ( North American or 英国のarchaic ) gotten )

    1. ( transitive ) To obtain, purchase or acquire .
      I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store .
      You need to get permission to leave early .
    2. ( transitive ) To receive .
      I got a computer from my parents for my birthday .
      He got a severe reprimand for that .
    3. ( transitive ) To fetch .
      Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?
    4. ( 連結詞 ) To become .
      I'm getting hungry, how about you?
      Don't get drunk tonight .
    5. ( transitive ) To cause to become; to bring about .
      That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it .
      I'll get this finished by lunchtime .
    6. ( transitive ) ( used with preposition ) To don or doff clothing, etc .
      I can't get these boots off ( or on ) .
    7. ( transitive ) To cause to do .
      Somehow she got him to agree to it .
      I can't get it to work .
    8. ( reflexive ) To betake oneself.
    9. ( intransitive ) To arrive ( at ) or progress ( towards a place or outcome ) .
      When are we going to get to London?
      We're slowly getting there .
    10. ( intransitive ) To go or come ( to a specified place, or in a specified manner ) .
      Get over here!
      She got from one side of the bridge to the other in no time .
    11. ( 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 ) .
      The actors are getting into position .
      I'm getting into a muddle .
      We got behind the wall .
    12. ( intransitive ) To begin ( doing something ) .
      We ought to get moving or we'll be late .
      After lunch we got chatting .
    13. ( transitive ) To take or catch ( a scheduled transportation service ) .
      I normally get the 7:45 train .
      I'll get the 9 a.m. [flight] to Boston .
    14. ( transitive ) To respond to ( a telephone call, a doorbell, etc ) .
      Can you get that call, please? I'm busy .
    15. ( intransitive, 不定詞が続いて ) To be able, permitted ( to do something ); to have the opportunity ( to do something ) .
      I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!
    16. ( transitive, informal ) To understand .
      Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny .
      He's weird. I don't get him .
      Do you get math class today?
      I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!
    17. ( transitive ) To be ( used to form the passive of verbs ) .
      He got bitten by a dog .
    18. ( transitive, informal ) To become ill with or catch ( a disease ) .
      I went on holiday and got malaria .
    19. ( transitive, informal ) To catch out, trick successfully .
      He keeps calling pretending to be my bossit gets me every time .
    20. ( transitive, informal ) To perplex, stump .
      That question's really got me .
    21. ( transitive ) To find as an answer .
      What did you get for question four?
    22. ( transitive, informal ) To bring to reckoning; to catch ( as a criminal ) .
      The cops finally got me .
    23. ( transitive, informal ) To physically assault .
      I'm gonna get him for that .
    24. ( transitive, informal ) To hear completely; catch .
      Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?
    25. ( transitive ) To getter .
      I put the getter into the container to get the gases .
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    Variant of git


    get ( plural: gets )

    1. ( UK ) A git .

    Etymology 3

    From Hebrew גט .


    get ( plural: gittim )

    1. A Jewish writ of divorce .


    For examples of the usage of this term see the citations page .


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Explanation of get by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make children

    2. undergo ( as of injuries and illnesses )

    3. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

    4. come to have or undergo a change of ( physical features and attributes )

    5. give certain properties to something

    6. get someone mad
    7. cause to move

    8. enter or assume a certain state or condition

    9. It must be getting more serious
      Get going!
    10. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

    11. Get working as soon as the sun rises!
      Let's get down to work now
    12. receive a specified treatment ( abstract )

    13. grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

    14. did you get it?
      She didn't get the joke
      I just don't get him
    15. be a mystery or bewildering to

    16. reach by calculation

    17. What do you get when you add up these numbers?
    18. cause to do

    19. move into a desired direction of discourse

    20. communicate with a place or person

    21. The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake
    22. take vengeance on or get even

    23. We'll get them!
    24. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

    25. reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

    26. go or come after and bring or take back

    27. Get me those books over there, please
    28. attract and fix

    29. overcome or destroy

    30. earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

    31. apprehend and reproduce accurately

    32. evoke an emotional response

    33. Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time
    34. irritate

    35. Her childish behavior really get to me
      His lying really gets me
    36. reach a destination

    37. She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight
    38. reach and board

    39. leave immediately

    40. go through ( mental or physical states or experiences )

    41. get an idea
      get nauseous
    42. receive as a retribution or punishment

    43. suffer from the receipt of

    44. perceive by hearing

    45. She didn't get his name when they met the first time
    46. purchase

    47. What did you get at the toy store?
    48. come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

    49. Get your results the next day
      Get permission to take a few days off from work
    50. achieve a point or goal

    51. acquire as a result of some effort or action

    52. You cannot get water out of a stone
      Where did she get these news?
    1. a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

    Definition of get by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Get ( jĕt ), n. Jet, the mineral. [Obs.] Chaucer.

    2. Get ( gĕt ), n. [OF. get.]
      1. Fashion; manner; custom. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Get, n. Offspring; progeny; as, “the get of a stallion”.

    6. 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