noun (plural: Geonim, Gaons)
- Honorary title for a Jewish scholar who is noted for his wisdom and knowledge of the Talmud.
- In modern usage, "genius".
- A Kabbalistic method of interpreting Hebrew scriptures, based on numerical values of letters and words.
- 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon:
- :Suppose a secret force of Jesuits, receives each Day a summary of Observations made at Greenwich, and transcalculates it according to a system known to the Kabbalists of the Second Century as Gematria, whereby Messages may be extracted from lines of Text sacred and otherwise, a Knowledge preserv"d by various Custodians over the centuries, and since the Last, possess"d by Jesuit and Freemason alike.
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 897:
- :each letter in this alphabet also has its own numerical value, what was known among ancient Jewish students of the Torah as "".
<!--an idiot, a contemptible person
- A git.
verb (gets, getting, got, got, (North American or British archaic) gotten )
- Although is the original word, the derived word git is more common.-->
- (transitive) To obtain, purchase or acquire.
- I'm going to a computer tomorrow from the discount store.
- You need to permission to leave early.
- (transitive) To receive.
- I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.
- ''He got a severe reprimand for that.
- (transitive) To fetch.
- Can you my bag from the living-room, please?
- (intransitive) To become.
- I'm getting hungry, how about you?
- Don't drunk tonight.
- (transitive) To cause to become; to bring about
- That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.
- I'll this finished by lunchtime.
- I can't these boots off.
- (transitive) To cause to do.
- Somehow she got him to agree to it.
- I can't it to work.
- (intransitive) To arrive at or progress towards (a place or outcome).
- When are we going to to London?
- We're slowly getting there.
- Get over here!
- (intransitive) (with various prepositions, such as into, over, behind etc.; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over etc.) To adopt or assume (a certain position or state).
- The actors are getting into position.
- I'm getting into a muddle.
- We got behind the wall.
- (intransitive) To begin (doing something).
- We ought to moving or we'll be late.
- After lunch we got chatting.
- (transitive) To catch a means of public transport.
- I normally the 7.45 train.
- (context, transitive, idiom) To answer the phone or the door, etc.
- Can you that call, please? I'm busy.
- (intransitive) (with infinitive) To be able, permitted; to have the opportunity (to do something).
- I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To understand.
- Yeah, I it, it's just not funny.
- He's weird. I don't him.
- Do you math class?
- I don't what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!
- (context, transitive) To be; used to form a passive voice.
- He got bitten by a dog.
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To catch (a disease).
- I went on holiday and got malaria.
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To catch out, trick.
- He keeps calling pretending to be my boss – it gets me every time.
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To perplex, stump.
- That question's really got me.
- (transitive) To find as an answer.
- What did you for question four?
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to physically assault.
- The cops finally got me.
- I'm gonna him for that.
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To hear.
- Sorry, I didn't that. Could you repeat it?
- An artificial creature.