Definition of Get on

1. Verb. Have smooth relations. "My boss and I get along very well"

Exact synonyms: Get Along, Get Along With, Get On With
Generic synonyms: Relate

2. Verb. Get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.).
Exact synonyms: Board
Specialized synonyms: Embark, Ship, Entrain, Catch
Generic synonyms: Come In, Enter, Get In, Get Into, Go In, Go Into, Move Into
Derivative terms: Boarder
Antonyms: Get Off

3. Verb. Get up on the back of. "Mount a horse"
Exact synonyms: Bestride, Climb On, Hop On, Jump On, Mount, Mount Up
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Remount
Antonyms: Hop Out
Derivative terms: Mount

4. Verb. Grow late or (of time) elapse. "It is getting on midnight--let's all go to bed!"
Generic synonyms: Approach, Come Near

5. Verb. Appear in a show, on T.V. or radio. "The news won't be on tonight"
Exact synonyms: Be On
Generic synonyms: Air

6. Verb. Develop in a positive way. "Plans are shaping up"
Exact synonyms: Advance, Come Along, Come On, Get Along, Progress, Shape Up
Specialized synonyms: Climb, Leapfrog
Generic synonyms: Develop
Derivative terms: Advance, Advance, Progress
Antonyms: Regress

7. Verb. Grow old or older. "Young men senesce"
Exact synonyms: Age, Maturate, Mature, Senesce
Specialized synonyms: Turn, Fossilise, Fossilize, Dote
Generic synonyms: Develop
Derivative terms: Age, Age, Maturation, Maturation, Senescent

Definition of Get on

1. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To board or mount (something), especially a vehicle. ¹

2. Verb. To subscribe to a point of view or policy. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be successful. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive with "with") To progress (with). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To become late. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become old. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To have a good relationship; to get along ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To commence (an action). ¹

9. Interjection. Expresses surprise or disbelief. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get On

get life
get lost
get married
get moving
get off lightly
get off of one's cloud
get off on
get off on the wrong foot
get off one's chest
get off one's high horse
get off someone's back
get off the ground
get off with
get on (current term)
get on like a house on fire
get on somebody's case
get on someone's last nerve
get on someone's nerves
get on someone's wick
get on the end of
get on up
get on with
get one's act together
get one's affairs in order
get one's back up

Literary usage of Get on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"... to get on with it. But I suppose I can go on alone.' " I don't see that we need," he said. " I can give ja French lesson, surely. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"Of course, It is more Inconvenient to go around down under there and get on that cap than to step on the 3x10 [the plank plaintiff got on-]. ..."

3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edmund Kemper Broadus (1904)
"Now, if I can't get away nohow, and they tip me the black spot, mind you, it's my old sea-chest they're after; you get on a horse—you can, can't you? ..."

4. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"I shall soon get tired of the pursuit, if it does not get on more merrily than at present." He returned to Edinburgh, apparently somewhat recruited. ..."

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