Definitions
obtain Tweet Definition of obtain Like Definition of obtain on Facebook
verb 
  1. (transitive): To hold; to keep; to possess.
  2. (transitive): To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way.
  3. (transitive): To become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established; to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail.
the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
  1. (intransitive): To prevail; to succeed.
  2. (intransitive): To exist
Even though the Pervaise confession had never come to light, no reasonable doubt could ; for the act in question ... was on a par with countless other acts committed by the oligarchs, and, before them, by the capitalists. -- Jack London, The Iron Heel.

Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for obtain for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of obtain
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.