[n] the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring new friends"; "did you hear about his getting a car?"
acquisition, appropriation, capture, catching, contracting, deed, effort, exploit, feat, gaining control, moving in, obtainment, obtention, occupancy, occupation, pickup, receipt, reception, seizure, taking possession
1. The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition. With all thy getting, get understanding. --Prov. iv.
2. That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.