HyperDic: getting

English > 1 sense of the word getting:
NOUNactgetting, acquiringthe act of acquiring something
getting > pronunciation
Soundsgeh'tihng; gih'tihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > getting: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of acquiring something.
Example "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
NarroweracquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
appropriationA deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
capture, gaining control, seizureThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
catching, contractingBecoming infected
obtainment, obtentionThe act of obtaining
occupation, occupancy, moving inThe act of occupying or taking possession of a building
pickupThe act of taking aboard passengers or freight
reception, receiptThe act of receiving
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishadquisición, consecución
Catalanadquisició, assoliment, consecució
Verbsgetcome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
getcome into the possession of something concrete or abstract

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