getting

Definitions

  • "'The question is, where did you get the dog?'"
    "'The question is, where did you get the dog?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n getting the act of acquiring something "I envied his talent for acquiring","he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Get out You Hounds 282 Get out You Hounds 282
He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293 He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
"Did you get his number?" "Did you get his number?"
Thumbling getting small Thumbling getting small
The Rice Gets the Bulge 061 The Rice Gets the Bulge 061
PAUSING TO GET LAUNDRY-WORK DONE PAUSING TO GET LAUNDRY-WORK DONE
The sisters struggle to get out of the pit The sisters struggle to get out of the pit
Getting the water out Getting the water out

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During Hell Week (the most grueling portion of training) the trainees get 4 hours of sleep.
    • Getting That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.
    • Getting The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition. "With all thy getting , get understanding."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you get the recomended 8 hours of sleep each night you will sleep over 2,900 hours each year.
    • n getting The act of obtaining, gaining, or acquiring.
    • n getting Procreation; generation.
    • n getting Gain; profit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space.
    • Getting a gaining: anything gained: procreation
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.”
  • Merelene Cornish
    Merelene Cornish
    “our day will come is another way of saying you get yours.”
  • Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe
    “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “You give before you get.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.”
  • Bo Jackson
    Bo Jackson
    “Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there.”

Idioms

Can't get a word in edgeways - If you can't get a word in edgeways, you don't have the chance to say anything because the person you are with is is talking all the time.
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Can't get to 1st base - If you can't get to first base, you're having difficulties starting something.
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From the get go - If you are familiar with something from the get go, you are familiar with it from the beginning
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From the get-go - (USA) If something happens from the get-go, it happens from the very beginning.
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Get a grip - If you get a grip, you control your emotions so that they don't overwhelm you.
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Get a handle on - When you get a handle on something, you come to understand it.
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Get a sheepskin - Getting a sheepskin (or your sheepskin) means getting a degree or diploma. (Sheepskin refers to the parchment that a degree is printed on- parchment comes from sheepskin.)
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Get along famously - If people get along famously, they have an exceedingly good relationship.
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Get away scot-free - If someone gets away scot-free, they are not punished when they have done something wrong. ('Get off scot-free' is an alternative.)
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Get away with murder - If you get away with murder, you do something bad and don't get caught or punished.('Get away with blue murder' is also used.)
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Get back on the horse that bucked you - When you start drinking again after being hungover from drinking the previous night.
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Get cracking - To get cracking means to start working on something, usually a job or task with defined parameters.
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Get in on the act - If people want to get in on the act, they want to participate in something that is currently profitable or popular.
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Get in on the ground floor - If you get in on the ground floor, you enter a project or venture at the start before people know how successful it might be.
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Get into your stride - If you get into your stride, you become confident and proficient at something.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gitan, to get.

Usage

In literature:

Everything was so new and strange, and she could not get the motion of the ship out of her head.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It took some time to get the room in proper order.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
People that get in front of motors always get killed.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Each time he met her he was obliged to get acquainted all over again, it appeared to him.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
That is, I had it if no one wanted to get anything in the line of thread or beads, which they always did want to get.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
I tried to get a little help so I could get out of debt but I never could get no 'sistance from the Welfare.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
You've got to get him off this train before we get to the station and keep him busy while I arrange the program.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Let's get back to HQ.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Get into yours, and I'll get into mine.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
But I wonder whether your notion of relaxing is getting lax?
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
A friend of mine shot two last week; but as our party did not get one in their first drive they are not likely to get any afterwards.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
The boys had kidded her before about getting all misty-eyed when Steve showed up.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
He would get busy getting ready and not give himself time to think about being afraid.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
I can't touch a cooking pot without getting black, and Jake gets blacker.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
He had to get his story, and he had overborne Mary Nellen and penetrated to the hall.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Can't you see the lady wants to get to bed!
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
So, Lady Russell would not get out.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
And so I send it to you, trusting to my good fortune to get it through.
"Aliens" by William McFee
And it isn't so much my getting inside that as getting inside Old Crow.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
He's away, water-bound, and the baby's sick, and just as she gets home, he's to get her.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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In poetry:

He thought only of roses,
And silk.
When he could get no more silk
He stopped painting
And only thought
Of roses.
"The Painter on Silk" by Amy Lowell
"Fourscore of them are siller-shod,
Of thae ye may get three;"
"But O and O for my bonny hyn,
Beneath yon hollin tree!"
"The Bonny Hind" by Andrew Lang
"Thy faith and troth thou'se never get,
Of me shalt never win,
Till thou take me to yon kirkyard,
And wed me with a ring."--
"Sweet William's Ghost" by Henry Morley
This didn't suit th' young lads a bit,--
They didn't mean to stop,
They felt detarmin'd that they'd get
Another traitle sop.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
So we pinched, and scraped, and spared,
A little here and there:
Though our wages was but scanty,
The church did get a share.
"Church Building" by Frances Ellen Watkins
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's a getting;
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.
"To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time" by Robert Herrick

In news:

They are a powerhouse in the ag industry and Action News reporter Tommy Tran gets a rare look into how Wawona gets fruit from the field to your home.
Get Help or Get Going .
After hitting a wall in Dallas, Rockets need to get home, get well and get going now.
CHRIS GETS HIS MAN NOW, CAN WHITTLE GET GOING .
Get Your Due Part of that huge chunk that's taken out of your check each pay period goes to unemployment insurance, which means that if you lose your job, you get to collect.
Election message: Get involved or get left out.
As we get closer to the end of the year and approach the Holiday season, things get busier, days get shorter, and for most of us that means more stress.
As children get older, it's harder to get them to exercise, so Azusa Pacific University and the city of Azusa's Recreation and Family Services Department have teamed up to provide two different ways for youngsters to stay active.
Get up and get moving .
What do you get when you steal fizzy lifting drinks YOU GET NOTHING.
The reality for most of us is that if we don't do our jobs we won't get paid, and we might get fired.
As the seasons are changing he is getting a little sleepy but was able to get outside to enjoy a beautiful unusual warm October day.
Too much work, too little money and not a whole lot of get-up- and-go to, uh, get up and go.
It's hard to work in time as a busy working mom to get some massage action, so here's a video I found of a way you can get a massage at home whenever you want, granted you own a goat.
"There are places you can only get to by sea, and there are places you can only get to by being at sea".
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In science:

In general, as the density and brightness level decreases the clumps get bigger and appear closer to one another and ǫagg gets smaller.
Morphology and Evolution of Simulated and Optical Clusters: A Comparative Analysis
For three subspaces, to get such a theorem is unrealistic, — the problem of getting a unitary description of n orthogonal pro jections for n ≥ 3 is ∗-wild (see [6, 7]).
Systems of $n$ subspaces and representations of $*$-algebras generated by projections
The optical pointing offsets as a function of time for each slew tell us how quickly the antenna can get on source and how quickly the pointing settles down after it gets on source.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
A gets 2m more votes than its opposition B , say A gets n + m and B gets n − m votes.
Some identities and formulas involving generalized Catalan numbers
Clearly it implies that Γ has uniform exponential growth, but in addition it shows that the growth function gets larger when the generating set get larger.
Uniform independence in linear groups
From this last equality, we get y [i] = λi and from y = x − Pi∈I x[i].vi , we get y [i] = x[i] − x[i] = 0.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
Therefore we deduce that if Q is a plane of P4 (Fq ): – If it is contained in X , we get |X ∩ Q| = q2 + q + 1. – Otherwise, we get from the table above that |X ∩ Q| ≤ 2q + 1.
Codes defined by forms of degree 2 on quadric and non-degenerate hermitian varieties in $\mathbb{P}^{4}(\mathbb{F}_q)$}
Hence, if the point (x, y , z ) gets wet by the fluid then all the points (x′ , y ′ , z ) on the same plane with x′ ≥ x and y ′ ≥ y also get wet.
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
Instead of getting BT ∗ (q), A gets BT ∗ (q′ ).
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
Applying a cut on the MLP output such that we get 12.9 ± 0.5 signal events (our usual reference point of 25% τ selection efficiency), we get 0.82 ± 0.19 background events, similar to what was obtained with the MLP approach alone.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Pz 0 (T [A] > T (cid:2)∂B 0 (cid:3)) ≥ (One can get the same result applying Doob’s Theorem to a family of stopped processes obtained from the local submartingale g (Z ).) Now we look for such a function g to get (2.1) as a consequence of (2.3).
Collision probability for random trajectories in two dimensions
In that way one gets all the eigenvalues of Qn contained in ]0, 2[, but, since their number is n, one gets the whole spectrum of Qn .
Collision probability for random trajectories in two dimensions
We first prove i) in the case θ = 3, then adapt the proof to get ii) in the case θ = 3, we then get ii) by induction on ⌈log3 θ⌉, and finally deduce i) from ii) in the general case.
Collision probability for random trajectories in two dimensions
Would h be harmonic or subharmonic where it is positive, we would get the exponent n(n − 1)/2 in the same way we get the exponent going like n4 in the proof of the key lemma, using this function h instead of the function g we built.
Collision probability for random trajectories in two dimensions
The cloud shrinks in size as the condensation front moves and its density gets higher while the hot medium gets hotter and more diffuse.
Effects of turbulent diffusion on the chemistry of diffuse clouds
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