A preacher went into his church and he was praying to God.
While he was praying, he asked God, "How long is 10 million years to you?"
He replied, "1 second."
The next day the preacher asked God, “God, how much is 10 million dollars to you?"
And God replied, "A penny."
Then finally the next day the preacher asked God, “God, can I have one of your pennies?"
And God replied, "Just wait a sec."
int. (also gee whiz) esp. Us colloq. Expression of surprise etc. [perhaps an abbreviation of *jesus]
- int. (usu. Foll. By up) command to a horse etc. To start or go faster. [origin unknown]
—n. - semi-solid jelly-like colloid.
- jelly-like substance used for setting the hair. —v. (-ll-) 1 form a gel.
- = *jell 2. [from *gelatin]
—n. - precious stone, esp. Cut and polished or engraved.
- thing or person of great beauty or worth. —v. (-mm-) adorn with or as with gems. [latin gemma bud, jewel]
- comb. Form chem. That which produces (hydrogen; antigen). [greek -genes born]
- slang —n. Information. —v. (-nn-) (foll. By up) gain or give information. [probably general information]
comb. Form earth. [greek ge]
v. (getting; past got; past part. Got or us gotten) (and in comb.) 1 come into possession of; receive or earn (get a job; got £200 a week; got first prize).
- fetch or procure (get my book for me; got a new car).
- go to reach or catch (a bus, train, etc.).
- prepare (a meal etc.).
- (cause to) reach some state or become (get rich; get married; get to be famous; got them ready; got him into trouble).
- obtain as a result of calculation.
- contract (a disease etc.).
- establish contact by telephone etc. With; receive (a broadcast signal).
- experience or suffer; have inflicted on one; receive as one's lot or penalty (got four years in prison). 10 a succeed in bringing, placing, etc. (get it round the corner; get it on to the agenda). B (cause to) succeed in coming or going (will get you there somehow; got absolutely nowhere; got home). 11 (prec. By have) a possess (have not got a penny). B (foll. By to + infin.) Be bound or obliged (have got to see you). 12 (foll. By to + infin.) Induce; prevail upon (got them to help me). 13 colloq. Understand (a person or an argument) (have you got that?; i get your point; do you get me?). 14 colloq. Harm, injure, kill, esp. In retaliation (i'll get you for that). 15 colloq. A annoy. B affect emotionally. C attract. 16 (foll. By to + infin.) Develop an inclination (am getting to like it). 17 (foll. By verbal noun) begin (get going). 18 establish (an idea etc.) In one's mind. 19 archaic beget. get about 1 travel extensively or fast; go from place to place.
- begin walking etc. (esp. After illness). Get across 1 communicate (an idea etc.).
- (of an idea etc.) Be communicated. Get ahead make progress (esp. In a career etc.). Get along (or on) (foll. By together, with) live harmoniously. Get around = get about. Get at 1 reach; get hold of.
- colloq. Imply.
- colloq. Nag, criticize. Get away 1 escape, start.
- (as int.) Colloq. Expressing disbelief or scepticism.
- (foll. By with) escape blame or punishment for. Get back at colloq. Retaliate against. Get by colloq. Manage, even if with difficulty. Get cracking see *crack. Get down 1 alight, descend (from a vehicle, ladder, etc.).
- record in writing.
abbr. General headquarters.
n. - light two-wheeled one-horse carriage.
- light ship's boat for rowing or sailing.
- rowing-boat esp. For racing. [probably imitative]
- colloq. —n. Engagement to play music etc., usu. For one night. —v. (-gg-) perform a gig. [origin unknown]