Getting Get"ting, n. 1. The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition. [1913 Webster]

With all thy getting, get understanding. --Prov. iv. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is got or obtained; gain; profit. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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