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Gabby Tweet Definition of Gabby Like Definition of Gabby on Facebook
proper noun (given=yes)
  1. Short form of the given names Gabriel (male) or Gabrielle (female).
     
Gabriel Tweet Definition of Gabriel Like Definition of Gabriel on Facebook
proper noun m
  1. (given name, male, ) ;an English surname.
  2. An archangel associated with carrying messages from God
  3. (Islam) an angel associated with the revelation of the Qur'an
     
Gaby Tweet Definition of Gaby Like Definition of Gaby on Facebook
noun (given=yes)
  1. Short form of the female given name Gabrielle.
     
Gail Tweet Definition of Gail Like Definition of Gail on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), pet name of Abigail
     
gale Tweet Definition of gale Like Definition of gale on Facebook
noun 
  1. A strong wind, more than a breeze, less than a storm; number 7 through 9 winds on the 12 step Beaufort scale.
  2. An outburst, especially of laughter.
a of laughter
  1. A shrub, sweet gale (Myrica gale) growing on moors and fens.
  2. (archaic) A light breeze.
  3. (archaic) A periodic payment, such as is made of a rent or annuity.
Gale day - the day on which rent or interest is due. Definition from 1913 Webster.
     
Garfield Tweet Definition of Garfield Like Definition of Garfield on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname, thought to be habitational
  2. w:James Garfield, James Garfield the 20th President of the United States (1831-1881)
  3. a comic strip character
     
Garland Tweet Definition of Garland Like Definition of Garland on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A large suburb of Dallas, Texas (USA)
     
Garrett Tweet Definition of Garrett Like Definition of Garrett on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname derived from the medieval English form of Germanic given names Gerard or Gerald.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname, or in Ireland directly from Gerard.
     
garth Tweet Definition of garth Like Definition of garth on Facebook
noun 
  1. A grassy quadrangle surrounded by cloisters
  2. A clearing in the woods; as such, part of many placenames in northern England
    1. (context, paganism) A group or a household dedicated to the pagan faith Heathenry.
    2. (context, paganism) A word for a location or sacred space, as used in ritual and poetry in modern Heathenry .
     
Gary Tweet Definition of Gary Like Definition of Gary on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Gavin Tweet Definition of Gavin Like Definition of Gavin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
  2. A surname derived from the given name, in Ireland anglicized from its Gaelic equivalents í Gí¡bhí¡in or í Gí¡ibhí­n.
     
Gay Tweet Definition of Gay Like Definition of Gay on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, )
  2. (given name, male, ). Sometimes a shortened form of Gabriel.
  3. An English surname.
     
Gaylord Tweet Definition of Gaylord Like Definition of Gaylord on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An American surname.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname, reinforced by the folk etymology "gay lord", e.g a character in the musical Show Boat (1927). Rarely used after the 1960s because of the modern meaning of gay.
     
Geneva Tweet Definition of Geneva Like Definition of Geneva on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in Switzerland.
  2. A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.
  3. Largest lake in Switzerland.
  4. (given name, female), from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.
     
Geoffrey Tweet Definition of Geoffrey Like Definition of Geoffrey on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
George Tweet Definition of George Like Definition of George on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
  2. (slang), (archaic) A coin with King George"s profile.
Take the Georges, Pew, and don"t stand here squalling. — Robert Louis Stevenson.
     
Georgia Tweet Definition of Georgia Like Definition of Georgia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in West Asia or East Europe. Official name: Georgia. Capital: Tbilisi.
  2. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Atlanta.
  3. A female given name.
     
Gerald Tweet Definition of Gerald Like Definition of Gerald on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Geraldine Tweet Definition of Geraldine Like Definition of Geraldine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), derived from Gerald.
     
Germaine Tweet Definition of Germaine Like Definition of Germaine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname, a variant of Germain
  2. A female given name transferred from the surname
     
Gertrude Tweet Definition of Gertrude Like Definition of Gertrude on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
     
Gibson Tweet Definition of Gibson Like Definition of Gibson on Facebook
noun 
  1. A cocktail; a dry martini with a small white onion.
  2. A hacker or crackers primary target during a malicious computer hack. The Gibson is usually the most important system in a network.
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish patronymic surname, from Gibb.
  2. A manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars.
     
GIDEON Tweet Definition of GIDEON Like Definition of GIDEON on Facebook
initialism 
  1. w:GIDEON-Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology Network, Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network - medical decision support tool
     
gill Tweet Definition of gill Like Definition of gill on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. The breathing organ of fish and other aquatic animals.
  2. One of the radial folds on the underside of the cap of a mushroom, on the surface of which the spore-producing organs are borne.
     
Gillian Tweet Definition of Gillian Like Definition of Gillian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), medieval variant of Julian and Juliana, revived and quite popular in Britain in the mid-twentieth century.
     
Gina Tweet Definition of Gina Like Definition of Gina on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Georgina and Regina.
     
ginger Tweet Definition of ginger Like Definition of ginger on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any plant of a genus (Zingiber, especially Zingiber officinale) of tropical Asiatic and Polynesian herbs of a family (Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) with pungent aromatic rhizomes used as a condiment and as a stimulant and acarminative.
  2. The rhizome of this plant used as a spice either as it is or in dried powdered form.
  3. (colour) A reddish-brown colour/color.
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    1. (context, colloquial, derogatory) A person with reddish-brown hair.
verb to ginger
  1. to treat with care
adjective ((compar) more ginger, (superl) most ginger)
  1. (used to describe hair) Of a reddish-brown colour.
  2. flavoured with ginger.
  3. (context, Cockney rhyming slang, derogatory) Queer (ie, homosexual) (short for ginger beer, rhyming with queer).
     
Ginny Tweet Definition of Ginny Like Definition of Ginny on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a diminutive of Virginia.
     
Gladys Tweet Definition of Gladys Like Definition of Gladys on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) derived from the Welsh Gwladus,of uncertain origin, associated with Claudia
     
Glen Tweet Definition of Glen Like Definition of Glen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a Scottish habitational surname for someone who lives in a valley
  2. an English and Scottish male given name, derived from the surname
     
Glenn Tweet Definition of Glenn Like Definition of Glenn on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish male given name; a variant of Glen
     
Gloria Tweet Definition of Gloria Like Definition of Gloria on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
     
Godfrey Tweet Definition of Godfrey Like Definition of Godfrey on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Gordon Tweet Definition of Gordon Like Definition of Gordon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname and clan name derived from a place name, of uncertain meaning.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century.
     
Grace Tweet Definition of Grace Like Definition of Grace on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) from the noun grace
     
graham Tweet Definition of graham Like Definition of graham on Facebook
noun 
  1. flour made by grinding the wheat berry including the bran
     
Greg Tweet Definition of Greg Like Definition of Greg on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Scottish male given name, diminutive of Gregory or Gregor (and sometimes derived from the surname Greig)
     
Gregory Tweet Definition of Gregory Like Definition of Gregory on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Gretchen Tweet Definition of Gretchen Like Definition of Gretchen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) of German origin; a pet form of Margaret.
  2. Heroine of the play Faust by Goethe.
     
Griffin Tweet Definition of Griffin Like Definition of Griffin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) derived from Griffinus, a latinized form of Griffith.
     
Griffith Tweet Definition of Griffith Like Definition of Griffith on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Welsh male given name, Anglicized from Gruffudd
     
Griselda Tweet Definition of Griselda Like Definition of Griselda on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name of Germanic origin
     
Guido Tweet Definition of Guido Like Definition of Guido on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name of Italian origin. English equivalent: Guy
     
Guinevere Tweet Definition of Guinevere Like Definition of Guinevere on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Welsh, ) of Welsh origin.
    1. In Arthurian legend, the wife of King Arthur.
     
Gus Tweet Definition of Gus Like Definition of Gus on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Guy Tweet Definition of Guy Like Definition of Guy on Facebook
noun 
  1. (British) An effigy of w:Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes burned on Bonfire Night
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Gwen Tweet Definition of Gwen Like Definition of Gwen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English female given name, shortened from Gwendolen or Guinevere
  2. a Welsh female given name, the feminine form of Gwyn
     

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