got

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

got

  1. simple past tense of get
    We got the last bus home.
  2. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) past participle of get
    By that time we'd got very cold.
    I've got two children.
    How many children have you got?
  3. Expressing obligation; used with have.
    I can't go out tonight: I've got to study for my exams.
  4. (Southern US, with to) Must; have/has (to).
    I got to go study.
    • 1971, Carole King; Gerry Goffin (lyrics and music), “Smackwater Jack”, in Tapestry, Ode Records:
      We got to ride to clean up the streets / For our wives and our daughters!
  5. (Southern US, nonstandard) Have.
    They got a new car.
    He got a lot of nerve.
  6. (Singapore, colloquial) Have, there is.
    Got problem ah?

Usage notes[edit]

  • (past participle of get): The second sentence literally means "At some time in the past I got (obtained) two children", but in "have got" constructions like this, where "got" is used in the sense of "obtained", the sense of obtaining is lost, becoming merely one of possessing, and the sentence is in effect just a more colloquial way of saying "I have two children". Similarly, the third sentence is just a more colloquial way of saying "How many children do you have?"
  • (past participle of get): The American and archaic British usage of the verb conjugates as get-got-gotten or as get-got-got depending on the meaning (see Usage Notes on "get" for details), whereas the modern British usage of the verb has mostly lost this distinction and conjugates as get-got-got in most cases.
  • (expressing obligation): "Got" is a filler word here with no obvious grammatical or semantic function. "I have to study for my exams" has the same meaning. It is often stressed in speech: "You've just got to see this."
  • (have): In nonstandard speech the verb may be reinterpreted as a regular present tense, so that the form gots appears in the third-person singular present, e.g. She gots a red bike.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (must, have (to)): gotta (informal)

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *gottus, from Latin guttus.

Noun[edit]

got m (plural gots)

  1. glass (drinking glass)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin Gothus.

Noun[edit]

got m (plural gots, feminine goda)

  1. Goth
Derived terms[edit]

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

got

  1. nominative plural of go

German Low German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

got (comparative bȩter or bäter)

  1. Alternative spelling of goot

See also[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch goot (gutter), from Middle Dutch gōte, from Old Dutch *gota, from Proto-Germanic *gutō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɔt]
  • Hyphenation: got

Noun[edit]

got (first-person possessive gotku, second-person possessive gotmu, third-person possessive gotnya)

  1. gutter, a prepared channel in a surface, especially at the side of a road adjacent to a curb, intended for the drainage of water.
    Synonym: selokan

Further reading[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch got, from Proto-West Germanic *god, from Proto-Germanic *gudą.

Noun[edit]

got m

  1. god
  2. the Christian God

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: god, God
  • Limburgish: gód, Gód

Further reading[edit]

  • got”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “god”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page god

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

got

  1. Alternative form of goot

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

got

  1. Alternative form of gutte

Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Saxon gōd, from Proto-West Germanic *gōd, from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gôt (comparative bēter, superlative best)

  1. good
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Low German: god

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Saxon god, from Proto-West Germanic *god, from Proto-Germanic *gudą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

got m (genitive godes or gades, plural gode or gade)

  1. god

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *god, from Proto-Germanic *gudą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰutós.

Noun[edit]

got m

  1. god

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • got”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *god, from Proto-Germanic *gudą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰutós.

Compare Old Saxon, Old Frisian, and Old English god, Old Dutch got, Old Norse guð, Gothic 𐌲𐌿𐌸 (guþ).

Noun[edit]

got m

  1. god

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Goth, from Latin Gothus.

Noun[edit]

got m (plural goți)

  1. Goth

Declension[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

got

  1. Soft mutation of cot.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cot got nghot chot
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *koːtᴰ (to hug; to embrace). Cogante with Thai กอด (gɔ̀ɔt), Lao ກອດ (kǭt), Shan ၵွတ်ႇ (kòat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

got (old orthography got)

  1. to hug; to embrace.