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Definition of Get


  1. Jet, the mineral.
  2. Fashion; manner; custom.
  3. Artifice; contrivance.
  4. 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.
  5. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
  6. To beget; to procreate; to generate.
  7. 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.
  8. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
  9. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
  10. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.
  11. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
  12. 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.
  13. Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

Get Quotations

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant

C. S. Lewis Quote
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C. S. Lewis

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
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Get Translations

get in Afrikaans is oppik, vat, verwerf, neem, raak, aankom, bekom
get in Danish is gribe, blive, modtage, tage, tage op, hente
get in Dutch is verkrijgen, behalen, buit maken
get in Finnish is hankkia, saada, tulla joksikin, ottaa
get in German is bringen, lesen, holen, holen/bringen, erhalten
get in Italian is arrivare, cogliere, ricevere, venni, prendere
get in Latin is acquiro, quaero quero, traho, adepto, quaero
get in Portuguese is receber, obter, comece, adquirir
get in Spanish is acoger, obtener, coger, llegar, buscar, recibir

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