/ˈgɛtɚ/ noun, pl -ters [count]
: someone or something that receives, gets, or is given something

the top vote getter [=the person who receives the most votes]

a real attention getter

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • get|ter — «GEHT uhr», noun. 1. a person who gets. 2. a chemically active substance, such as magnesium, ignited in a vacuum tube to remove any remaining gases. 3. U.S. a device for killing destructive animals: »A “getter,” designed primarily to kill coyotes …   Useful english dictionary

  • get|ter-up|per — «GEHT uhr UHP uhr», noun. U.S. Informal. a person who gets up: »I m a late getter upper; I usually start working around 11 (Newsweek) …   Useful english dictionary

  • get|ter|ing — «GEHT uhr ihng», noun. the process by which residual gases are removed from a vacuum tube by means of a getter …   Useful english dictionary

  • be|get´ter — be|get «bih GEHT», transitive verb, got or (Archaic) gat, got|ten or got, get|ting. 1. to become the father of. SYNONYM(S): procreate …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|get|ter|y — «fuhr GEHT uhr ee», noun. U.S. Dialect or Informal. a capacity or aptitude for forgetting; inability to remember …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|get|ter — «fuhr GEHT uhr», noun. a person who forgets …   Useful english dictionary

  • go-get|ter — «GOH GEHT uhr», noun. Informal. an energetic person who tries hard for and usually gets what he is after …   Useful english dictionary

  • vote-get|ter — «VOHT GEHT uhr», noun. Informal. a person who is successful in getting votes; popular candidate: »He is a good senator and might make a good President, but unless he is able to prove himself an irresistible vote getter he is unlikely to be given… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go-get·ter — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ter — ter; ter·a·con·ic; ter·a·cryl·ic; ter·a·glin; ter·aph; ter·as; ter·a·tism; ter·a·to·genesis; ter·a·to·gen·ic; ter·a·to·log·i·cal; ter·a·tol·o·gist; ter·a·tol·o·gy; ter·a·to·ma; ter·a·to·sis; ter·bi·um; ter·centennial; ter·centesimal; ter·ce·ron;… …   English syllables

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