from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of get.
  • n. act of obtaining

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.
  • n. That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of obtaining, gaining, or acquiring.
  • n. Procreation; generation.
  • n. Gain; profit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of acquiring something


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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