Definition of Get

1. Noun. A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent.

Generic synonyms: Return

2. Verb. Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract. "The children get the ball"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

3. Verb. Enter or assume a certain state or condition. "Water and oil get into the bowl"; "Get going!"
Exact synonyms: Become, Go
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Sober, Sober Up, Sober, Sober Up, Work, Take Effect, Run, Take, Break, Settle
Also: Get Ahead, Get Along, Get On, Get Over

4. Verb. Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition. "He got a girl into trouble"
Exact synonyms: Have, Let
Generic synonyms: Make

5. Verb. Receive a specified treatment (abstract). "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
Exact synonyms: Find, Incur, Obtain, Receive
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Take
Related verbs: Acquire

6. Verb. Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress. "These cars won't get "; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

7. Verb. Go or come after and bring or take back. "The dog fetched the hat"
Exact synonyms: Bring, Convey, Fetch
Specialized synonyms: Retrieve, Retrieve, Deliver
Generic synonyms: Channel, Channelise, Channelize, Transfer, Transmit, Transport
Entails: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Bring, Convey, Take
Antonyms: Take Away
Derivative terms: Conveyance

8. Verb. Go through (mental or physical states or experiences). "Have a feeling"
Exact synonyms: Experience, Have, Receive
Specialized synonyms: Have, Suffer, Sustain, Take, Horripilate
Entails: Comprehend, Perceive
Generic synonyms: Undergo
Derivative terms: Experience, Experience

9. Verb. Take vengeance on or get even. "This time I got him"
Exact synonyms: Fix, Pay Back, Pay Off
Generic synonyms: Get Back, Get Even
Related verbs: Pay
Derivative terms: Payback

10. Verb. Achieve a point or goal. "She made 29 points that day"
Exact synonyms: Have, Make
Related verbs: Make
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally

11. Verb. Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner. "They get him to write the letter"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

12. Verb. Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase. "Did you catch the thief?"
Exact synonyms: Capture, Catch
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Specialized synonyms: Recapture, Retake, Lasso, Rope
Derivative terms: Capture, Catch

13. Verb. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes). "Well-developed breasts"
Exact synonyms: Acquire, Develop, Grow, Produce
Specialized synonyms: Feather, Fledge, Regrow, Spring, Sprout, Stock, Stool, Tiller, Leaf, Pod, Teethe, Pupate, Get Up, Work Up, Cut
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Acquire, Develop, Evolve
Derivative terms: Development, Getting

14. Verb. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness. "She took a chill"
Exact synonyms: Contract, Take
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Sicken
Specialized synonyms: Catch
Related verbs: Catch
Derivative terms: Contracting

15. Verb. Communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone. "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate

16. Verb. Give certain properties to something. "Make yourself clear"
Exact synonyms: Make
Specialized synonyms: Render, Have, Let, Leave
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

17. Verb. Move into a desired direction of discourse. "What are you driving at?"
Exact synonyms: Aim, Drive
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean
Derivative terms: Drift, Drift, Drive

18. Verb. Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of. "I just don't get him"
Exact synonyms: Catch
Generic synonyms: Understand
Related verbs: Catch

19. Verb. Attract and fix. "Catch the attention of the waiter"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Catch
Generic synonyms: Attract, Draw, Draw In, Pull, Pull In

20. Verb. Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot. "The punch caught him in the stomach"
Exact synonyms: Catch
Generic synonyms: Hit

21. Verb. Reach by calculation. "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"

22. Verb. Acquire as a result of some effort or action. "Where did she get these news?"
Related verbs: Catch
Generic synonyms: Acquire

23. Verb. Purchase. "What did you get at the toy store?"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Buy, Purchase
Derivative terms: Getting

24. Verb. Perceive by hearing. "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
Exact synonyms: Catch
Generic synonyms: Hear
Related verbs: Catch, Overhear, Take In

25. Verb. Suffer from the receipt of. "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
Exact synonyms: Catch
Related verbs: Catch, Receive
Generic synonyms: Ache, Hurt, Suffer

26. Verb. Receive as a retribution or punishment. "He got 5 years in prison"
Exact synonyms: Receive
Related verbs: Catch

27. Verb. Leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form. "Scram!"
Exact synonyms: Bugger Off, Buzz Off, Fuck Off, Scram
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave

28. Verb. Reach and board. "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
Related verbs: Arrive, Come
Generic synonyms: Catch

29. Verb. Irritate. "His lying really gets me"
Exact synonyms: Get Under One's Skin
Generic synonyms: Annoy, Bother, Chafe, Devil, Get At, Get To, Gravel, Irritate, Nark, Nettle, Rag, Rile, Vex

30. Verb. Evoke an emotional response. "The bad news will get him"; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
Generic synonyms: Stir, Touch
Related verbs: Get Under One's Skin

31. Verb. Apprehend and reproduce accurately. "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
Exact synonyms: Catch
Related verbs: Catch
Generic synonyms: Reproduce

32. Verb. Earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher. "He drew a base on balls"
Exact synonyms: Draw
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Effect, Effectuate, Set Up

33. Verb. Overcome or destroy. "The cat got the goldfish"
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Ruin

34. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will get her"; "This question really stuck me"

35. Verb. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action. "They get moving "; "Let's get down to work now"

36. Verb. Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses). "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
Exact synonyms: Have, Suffer, Sustain
Specialized synonyms: Break Down, Collapse, Cramp, Break Up, Collapse, Crack, Crack Up, Crock Up
Related verbs: Have
Generic synonyms: Experience, Have, Receive
Derivative terms: Sufferer

37. Verb. Make children. "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

Definition of Get

1. n. Jet, the mineral.

2. n. Fashion; manner; custom.

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.

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

Definition of Get

1. Verb. (transitive) To obtain; to acquire ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To receive ¹

3. Verb. (context: copulative informal) To become ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause to become; to bring about. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To fetch, bring, take. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To cause to do. ¹

7. Verb. (reflexive) To betake oneself. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive with various prepositions, such as into, over, or behind; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over, etc.) To adopt, assume, arrive at, or progress towards (a certain position, location, state). ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To begin (doing something). ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To take or catch (a scheduled transportation service). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To respond to (a telephone call, a doorbell, etc). ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive followed by infinitive) To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something). ¹

13. Verb. (transitive informal) To understand (often used as (term get it)). ¹

14. Verb. (transitive informal) To be subjected to. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive informal) To be (non-gloss definition used to form the passive of verbs). ¹

16. Verb. (transitive informal) To become ill with or catch (a disease). ¹

17. Verb. (transitive informal) To catch out, trick successfully. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive informal) To perplex, stump. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To find as an answer. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive informal) To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to effect retribution. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive informal) To hear completely; catch. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To getter. ¹

23. Verb. (rare) To beget (of a father). ¹

24. Noun. Offspring. ¹

25. Noun. Lineage. ¹

26. Noun. (sports tennis) A difficult return or block of a shot. ¹

27. Noun. (British regional) A '''git'''. ¹

28. Noun. (Judaism) A Jewish writ of divorce. ¹

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Definition of Get

1. a divorce under Jewish law [n GITTIN] / to obtain or acquire [v GOT, GOTTEN, GETTING, GETS] : GETABLE, GETTABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Get

1. 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, especially. 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." . 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." . To pass into, or reach; as, " as, " a language has got into the inflated state." . 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. 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. 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 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. "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) 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. Synonym: To obtain, gain, win, acquire. See Obtain. Origin: OE. Geten, AS. Gitan, gietan (in comp); akin to Icel. Geta, Goth. Bigitan to find, L. Prehendere to seize, take, Gr. To hold, contain. Cf. Comprehend, Enterprise, Forget, Impregnable, Prehensile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Get

gesture politics
get (current term)
get-out-of-jail-free card
get-out clause
get-well card

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