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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. Thornton Jr.:

    When I’m getting text messages from officers that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them—that would normally back them up—they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem.

  2. Linda Daniels:

    We were getting ice and putting ice on Linda Daniels, fanning Linda Daniels, trying to make it cool, but we couldn't pump the oxygen.

  3. Sharmin Hossain:

    The communal part of it is something I didn't know was really missing from my experiences and why previous Ramadans were so much harder just getting through the day.

  4. State John Kerry on Sunday:

    I think we're getting to some real decisions so I will say -- because we have a few tough things to do. I remain hopeful. Hopeful.

  5. Bob Collymore:

    We are putting everything in place just subject to getting the right approvals.

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