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Meaning of got by Wiktionary Dictionary

got


    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ɡɒt/, X-SAMPA: /gQt/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ɡɑt/, X-SAMPA: /gAt/
    • Rhymes: -ɒt

    Verb

    got

    1. Simple past of get .
      We got the last bus home .
    2. ( UK, New Zealand ) Past participle of get
      By that time we'd got very cold .
      I've got two children .
      How many children have you got?
    3. Expressing obligation .
      I can't go out tonight, I've got to study for my exams .
    4. ( Southern US, with to ) must; have ( to ) .
      I got to go study .
    5. ( Southern US, UK, slang ) have
      They got a new car .
      He got a lot of nerve .

    Usage notes

    Synonyms

    • ( must, have ( to ) ): gotta

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    By Wiktionary ( 2012/01/22 05:30 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    A blend of gonad and testes

    Related terms

    See also

    • USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, U.S. Pharmacopeia, 2000



Definition of got by GCIDE Dictionary

got


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Got imp. & p. p. of Get. See Get.