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Garland Tweet Definition of Garland Like Definition of Garland on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A large suburb of Dallas, Texas (USA)
ghost Tweet Definition of ghost Like Definition of ghost on Facebook
  1. (obsolete) The spirit; the soul of man.
Then gives her grieved thus to lament. — Spenser
  1. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. — Shakespeare.
I thought that I had died in sleep/And was a blessed . — Coleridge
  1. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering.
not a of a chance
the of an idea
Each separate dying ember wrought its upon the floor. — Poe
  1. A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
  2. An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection.
  3. A ghostwriter.
gripe Tweet Definition of gripe Like Definition of gripe on Facebook
  1. A complaint; a petty concern.
  2. The name of a specific wire rope, often used on davits and other life raft launching systems.
verb (grip, ing)
  1. To complain; to whine.
ground Tweet Definition of ground Like Definition of ground on Facebook
  1. The surface of the Earth.
  2. terrain, Terrain.
  3. soil, Soil, earth.
The worm crawls through the .
  1. The bottom of a body of water.
  2. basis, Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
  3. background, Background, context, framework, surroundings.
  4. A soccer stadium.
Manchester United's is known as Old Trafford.
  1. An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
    • The British equivalent is earth.
      1. A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
      2. (cricket) The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; that part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground)
  1. To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
  2. (transitive) To require a disobedient child to remain at home, usually as a punishment.
The teenager's father decided to ground him for two weeks after he broke curfew again.
  1. (transitive) To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
Becasue of the bad weather, all flights were grounded.
  1. (baseball) to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
Jones grounded to second in his last at-bat.
  1. (cricket) (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out
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verb (grows, growing, grew, grown)
  1. (intransitive) To become bigger.
Children quickly.
  1. (intransitive) To appear or sprout.
The plant began to .
A long tail began to from his backside.
  1. (transitive) To cause something to become bigger, especially plants.
He grows peppers and squash each summer in his garden.
gunwale Tweet Definition of gunwale Like Definition of gunwale on Facebook
  1. (nautical) the top edge of the hull of a nautical vessel. Compare with bulwark.
gybe Tweet Definition of gybe Like Definition of gybe on Facebook
  1. The act of gybing.
  2. A sudden shift of a sail's angle, or a sudden change in the direction that a boat is sailing.
  3. A sudden change in direction or approach; vacillation.
  4. A sneer. (see gibe.)
  1. (nautical) To change tack with the wind crossing behind the boat. (Mostly used of boats and other small sailing craft " the corresponding manoeuver in a sailing ship is to wear.)
  2. (nautical) To shift a fore-and-aft sail suddenly and forcefully from one side to the other, while sailing before the wind. (also jibe.)
  3. To sneer (see gibe.)
  4. gybe at: to hesitate, vacillate, or balk when faced with a proposal, plan, or course of action. (Obsolete)

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