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galvanoplastic Tweet Definition of galvanoplastic Like Definition of galvanoplastic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to galvanoplasty.
     
galvanoplasty Tweet Definition of galvanoplasty Like Definition of galvanoplasty on Facebook
noun 
  1. The process of galvanize, galvanizing, of coating with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means.
     
gather Tweet Definition of gather Like Definition of gather on Facebook
noun (plural: gathers)
  1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  2. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  3. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
verb 
  1. To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
  2. To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
  3. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
  4. To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
  5. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
    I you mean I'm ignorant rather than stupid.
  6. To gain; to win.
  7. To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
  8. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
  9. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
  10. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
  11. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
  12. To collect or bring things together.
     
gathering Tweet Definition of gathering Like Definition of gathering on Facebook
noun 
  1. A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
I met her at a of engineers and scientists.
  1. A group of people or things.
A gathering of fruit.
verb 
  1. present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together
She enjoyed wildflowers.
     
gem Tweet Definition of gem Like Definition of gem on Facebook
noun 
  1. A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.
  2. (figurative) any precious or highly valued thing or person
She's an absolute gem.
  1. (obsolete) a gemma or leaf-bud
  2. a type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata
     
ghost Tweet Definition of ghost Like Definition of ghost on Facebook
noun 
  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.
     
girt Tweet Definition of girt Like Definition of girt on Facebook
noun 
  1. A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
verb 
  1. To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  2. Past tense of to gird
  3. Etymology 1, gird.
  4. Past participle of to gird
  5. Etymology 2, gird.
     
Gothic Tweet Definition of Gothic Like Definition of Gothic on Facebook
noun Goth"ic
  1. an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths in what is now Ukraine and Bulgaria.
adjective or gothic
  1. of or related to the Goth, Goths.
  2. of or related to the architecture, architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
  3. of or related to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
  4. of or related to a style of fictional writing emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
  5. of a style of elaborate calligraphy based on medieval writing, also called black letter.
  6. (typography) of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called typesetters gothic.
     
grangerize Tweet Definition of grangerize Like Definition of grangerize on Facebook
verb (grangeriz, ing)
  1. To illustrate a book with pictures taken from published sources, such as by clipping them out for one's own use.
     
graph paper Tweet Definition of graph paper Like Definition of graph paper on Facebook
noun 
  1. (mathematics) paper ruled into small squares, usually of equal size, for use in drawing graphs, or other charts
     
guillotine Tweet Definition of guillotine Like Definition of guillotine on Facebook
noun 
  1. A machine used for the application of capital punishment by decapitation, consisting of a tall upright frame from which is suspended a heavy diagonal-edged blade.
  2. A machine used for cutting stacks of paper to straight edges, usually by means of a hinged blade attached to a flat platform.
  3. A cloture; a motion that debate be ended and a vote taken.
verb (guillotin, ing)
  1. (transitive) To execute, cut or cut short (a person, a stack of paper or a debate) by use of a guillotine.
     
GUM Tweet Definition of GUM Like Definition of GUM on Facebook
initialism 
  1. genitourinary medicine
     

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