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gab Tweet Definition of gab Like Definition of gab on Facebook
noun
  1. idle, Idle chatter
verb (gab, b, ing)
  1. to talk or chatter a lot, usually on trivial subjects
gar Tweet Definition of gar Like Definition of gar on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several fish, of the family Lepisosteidae, that have long, narrow jaws; garfish
verb (gars, garing, gart, gart)
  1. (archaic) To make, cause (someone to do something).
    • 1885: Time gars me tremble. Ah, how sore the baulk! / While Time in pride of strength cloth ever stalk " Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 15
Gaw Tweet Definition of Gaw Like Definition of Gaw on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A family name; foreigner, stranger, i.e. (Ireland) a person from Wales or England who immigrated after the Norman invasion, or (Scotland) a person from Scandanavia or the English-speaking lowlands.
GIMP Tweet Definition of GIMP Like Definition of GIMP on Facebook
noun
  1. The GNU Image Manipulation Program, a computer program capable of manipulating digital images.
glee Tweet Definition of glee Like Definition of glee on Facebook
noun
  1. Joy; merriment; mirth; gayety; particularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast.
  2. Music; minstrelsy; entertainment.
  3. (music) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices. It is not necessarily gleesome.
gowan Tweet Definition of gowan Like Definition of gowan on Facebook
noun
  1. (Northumbrian) The common daisy.
greet Tweet Definition of greet Like Definition of greet on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) mourning, Mourning, weeping, lamentation.
(webster) verb
  1. To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token.
My lord, the mayor of London comes to you. -Shak.
  1. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad.
In vain the spring my senses greets. -Addison.
  1. To accost; to address.
  2. (intransitive) To meet and give salutations.
There in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace. -Shak.
adjective
  1. (context, obsolete, except, _, Scotland) great, Great.
grin Tweet Definition of grin Like Definition of grin on Facebook
noun
  1. A smile in which the lips are parted to reveal the teeth.
verb (grins, grinning, grinned) (intransitive)
  1. To smile parting the lips so as to show the teeth.
guise Tweet Definition of guise Like Definition of guise on Facebook
noun
  1. Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.
    • 1924: Aristotle. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 5.
    • : dialecticians and sophists assume the same as the philosopher
    • External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
    • Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
gust Tweet Definition of gust Like Definition of gust on Facebook
noun
  1. A strong, abrupt rush of wind.
  2. Any rush or outburst (of water, emotion etc.).
verb
  1. (intransitive) To blow in gusts.
gusty Tweet Definition of gusty Like Definition of gusty on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, of wind) blowing in gusts; blustery

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