get

n.

  1. Jet, the mineral.
  2. Fashion; manner; custom.
  3. Artifice; contrivance.
  4. Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

v. t.

  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.
  3. To beget; to procreate; to generate.
  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.
  5. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
  6. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
  7. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.

v. i.

  1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
  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.