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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Geat \Geat\ (g[=e]t), n. [See Gate a door.] (Founding) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting. [Written also git, gate.]


Gate \Gate\ (g[=a]t), n. [OE. [yogh]et, [yogh]eat, giat, gate, door, AS. geat, gat, gate, door; akin to OS., D., & Icel. gat opening, hole, and perh. to E. gate a way, gait, and get, v. Cf. Gate a way, 3d Get.]

  1. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.

  2. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.

    Knowest thou the way to Dover? Both stile and gate, horse way and footpath.

    Opening a gate for a long war.

  3. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.

  4. (Script.) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.

    The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
    --Matt. xvi. 18.

  5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.

  6. (Founding)

    1. The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.

    2. The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. [Written also geat and git.]

      Gate chamber, a recess in the side wall of a canal lock, which receives the opened gate.

      Gate channel. See Gate, 5.

      Gate hook, the hook-formed piece of a gate hinge.

      Gate money, entrance money for admission to an inclosure.

      Gate tender, one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad crossing.

      Gate valva, a stop valve for a pipe, having a sliding gate which affords a straight passageway when open.

      Gate vein (Anat.), the portal vein.

      To break gates (Eng. Univ.), to enter a college inclosure after the hour to which a student has been restricted.

      To stand in the gate or To stand in the gates, to occupy places or advantage, power, or defense.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"worthless person," 1946, British slang, a southern variant of Scottish get "illegitimate child, brat," which is related to beget.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context British slang pejorative English) A contemptible person. 2 (context British slang pejorative English) A silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying(,) or childish person. vb. 1 (context Appalachian Southern US AAVE English) To get. 2 (context Appalachian Southern US AAVE English) To leave. Etymology 2

n. (alternative form of geat nodot=yes English) (channel in metal casting)


n. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so]

Git (software)

Git is a version control system that is used for software development and other version control tasks. As a distributed revision control system it is aimed at speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows. Git was created by Linus Torvalds in 2005 for development of the Linux kernel, with other kernel developers contributing to its initial development.

As with most other distributed version control systems, and unlike most client–server systems, every Git directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version-tracking capabilities, independent of network access or a central server. Like the Linux kernel, Git is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.


Git, Gits or GIT may refer to:

Git (album)

Git is the first album by Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys though the band had previously released material under the name "Skeletons". It was released on Ghostly International in July 2005.

Git (song)

Git ( Turkish: Go), is a song from Candan Erçetin's sixth studio album Kırık Kalpler Durağında. The song has lyrics written by Cemal Safi and composed by Erçetin. It is arranged by Alper Erinç. Third video of the album was shot for Git in 2011, directed by Bozkurt Bayer and Cihangir Ateşağaoğlu.

Git (slang)

Git is a mild pejorative with origins in British English for an unpleasant, silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying, senile, elderly or childish person. It is usually an insult, more severe than twit or idiot but less severe than wanker, arsehole or twat.

The word git first appeared in print in 1946, but is undoubtedly older. It is originally an alteration of the word get, dating back to the 14th century. A shortening of beget, get insinuates that the recipient is someone's misbegotten offspring and therefore a bastard. In parts of northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland get is still used in preference to git; the get form is used in the Beatles song " I'm So Tired".

The word has been ruled by the Speaker of the House of Commons to be unparliamentary language.

The word was used self-deprecatingly by Linus Torvalds in naming the git source control package.

Usage examples of "git".

What dae ye call it in Glesgay, whin ye git two cunts oan drugs, huvin a knife-fight wi each other?

Git tae France, Terry laughs, glancin oot taewards the windae, what dae wi need that fir?

Brer Rabbit see Miss Fox go atter de water, he jump down en put out, en dis time he git clean away.

You see, it is like dis, when a man gits killed befo he is done what de good Lawd intended fer him to do, he comes back here and tries to find who done him wrong.

When he git mad, he walk fast, dis way and dat way, and when he stop, would say terrible cuss words.

Peter used to git so mad when I would beat his ole horse, and den all de niggers would laf at him kaise de white fokes give me some of de bettin money.

Ahm gointer write tuh you and you way-lay her and git her tuh read it fuh yuh.

Sum men had bigger intellecks than other men had and thay wood git to the Gole the soonerest.

I wek little latah lak as usal do, if dey is one singel idee in mah haid how to git Jodie widout steelin I gonna let tings drif twell dawn an wuhk out de idee.

Billy wis sayin thit eh once saw that scruff-boy fae Leith, that Spud Murphy, git huckled fir chorin handbags whin eh thoat nae cunt could see wi the smoke machine oan.

Ah gits the heels ay breed n butters thum n hus maist ay muh tea stuck between them, smothered in broon sauce.

But muh Ma hus tae whack um whin eh tries tae ride Sheena up the leg whin she gits up tae go tae the lavvy.

Ah used tae hate the cunt when ah wis first-year, but when ye git aulder eh hus mair ay a crack wi ye.

Give up the miners map and promis to tell nobudy of the kave of gold and we wil git you free.

I never axes fer nothing, but when I sets around de courthouse and informs men as I been doing dis evening, de Lawd has dem to drap a nickle or a dime or a quarter in my hand but He never gits dem to a half of a dollar.