What is get?

  • (verb): Enter or assume a certain state or condition.
    Example: "Get going!"
    Synonyms: become, go
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "get":

  • (verb): Communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone.
    Example: "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
  • (verb): Grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of.
    Example: "Did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him"
    Synonyms: catch
  • (verb): Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress.
    Example: "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
    Synonyms: arrive, come
  • (verb): Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.
    Synonyms: catch
  • (verb): Reach by calculation.
    Example: "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
  • (verb): Reach and board.
    Example: "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
  • (verb): Move into a desired direction of discourse.
    Synonyms: drive, aim
  • (verb): Apprehend and reproduce accurately.
    Synonyms: catch
  • (verb): Take vengeance on or get even.
    Example: "We'll get them!"
    Synonyms: pay back, pay off, fix
  • (verb): Achieve a point or goal.
    Synonyms: have, make
  • (verb): Perceive by hearing.
    Example: "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
    Synonyms: catch
  • (verb): Go or come after and bring or take back.
    Example: "Get me those books over there, please"
    Synonyms: bring, convey, fetch
  • (verb): Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.
    Example: "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
    Synonyms: acquire
  • (verb): Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.
    Synonyms: let, have
  • (verb): Overcome or destroy.
    Example: "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish"
  • (verb): Evoke an emotional response.
    Example: "Brahms's 'Requiem' gets me every time"
  • (verb): Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness.
    Synonyms: contract, take
  • (verb): Suffer from the receipt of.
    Synonyms: catch
  • (verb): In baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.
    Synonyms: draw
  • (verb): Acquire as a result of some effort or action.
    Example: "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
  • (verb): Receive as a retribution or punishment.
    Synonyms: receive
  • (verb): Purchase.
    Example: "What did you get at the toy store?"
  • (verb): Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.
    Synonyms: catch, capture
  • (verb): Give certain properties to something.
    Example: "Get someone mad"
    Synonyms: make