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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquiring, gettingnoun

    the act of acquiring something

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

Wiktionary

  1. gettingnoun

    act of obtaining

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gettingnoun

    Etymology: from get.

    Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding. Prov. iv. 7.

    Who hath a state to repair may not despise small things; and it is less dishonourable to abridge a petty charge than to stoop to petty gettings. Francis Bacon, Essay 29.

    The meaner families, are obliged to return to the steward a small monthly share of their gettings, to be a portion for the child. Gulliver’s Travels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Getting

    of Get

  2. Gettingnoun

    the act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition

  3. Gettingnoun

    that which is got or obtained; gain; profit

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Getting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #609

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Getting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #213

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Getting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Getting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Getting in a Sentence

  1. Ike Randolph:

    If we have a mom who is really anxious and calls the prison wanting to know if her son is sick, we will tell that offender, 'Call your mom and tell her you're OK,' we were getting those calls all day yesterday.

  2. David Anasagasti:

    It’s getting kind of tacky.

  3. Top Clinton strategist Joel Benenson:

    We have to make sure we get there in the last few days, keep people ginned up, getting them out to vote, that's what you're seeing in some of these states.

  4. William Wordsworth:

    The world is too much with us late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powersLittle we see in Nature that is oursWe have given our hearts away, a sordid boon

  5. Randy Rogers:

    She wouldn’t eat and she wouldn’t wake up, she was very lethargic, she never opened her eyes. We kept getting assurances from the doctors and nurses a lot of babies think they’re still in mommy’s belly and they don’t want to wake up for a day or eat but then Rumer went to the NICU about eight hours after her birth.

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