The act of acquiring something


The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.

the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he''s much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Get

The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.

That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.


Get"ting , n. 1. The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.
With all thy getting, get understanding.
2. That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.

The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.


Usage Examples

Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over.

'Chasing Amy' was an amazing role, but then after that, I went and did 'Big Daddy' and you're the girlfriend or you're the best friend. I wasn't getting the Nicole Kidman roles.

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.

After a while of getting jerked around, you realize what the business is really made up of.

'The Food Network' was just starting in New York, and I was getting lots of attention from Mesa Grill. They had no money, so if you couldn't get there by subway, you couldn't be on. It wasn't like TV was something I really wanted to do - but I knew it would be great publicity for my restaurants.

All I can say is that I'm getting married in the future. I've narrowed it down to that.

ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business.

A fan sent me a letter and a $10 bill. It's a short letter - all she said was, 'Hey, since it's harder for you to go out these days without getting photographed, here $10 for a pizza.' I was like, 'Aww, she sent me money for a pizza so I could eat at home!'

Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.

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Other Usage Examples

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.

'Get a Job' is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done.

After the first day of practice, there's not one guy who's playing at 100 percent or who feels great. Sometimes, getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth is the hardest part of the day - it just hurts.

A great power has to have the discipline not only to go when necessary but to know when not to go. Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.

A Bush Administration will, I believe, enjoy a better relationship with the new Congress, although President-elect Bush will be faced with real challenges in getting along with the Congress.

Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get.

All the rappers my age are getting Audemars and Rolexes. I want to find my own thing. That's why I travel the world - for me, that's my B-side, why we go places. I have a Hublot on from time to time but I want a home base watch - something that's elegant but has got a little pizzazz to it.

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.


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