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Gamay Tweet Definition of Gamay Like Definition of Gamay on Facebook
noun
  1. any of several varieties of red grape used for making Beaujolais and other red wines.
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.
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.
gimlet Tweet Definition of gimlet Like Definition of gimlet on Facebook
noun
  1. a small screw-tipped tool for bore, boring holes
    • 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels
    • :The box was close on every side, with a little door for me to go in and out, and a few holes to let in air.
      1. a cocktail, usually made with gin and lime juice
    • 2001, General Hospital (TV soap opera, August 28)
    • :Yeah, a piece of advice -- once you're back in circulation, don't keep topping off a lady's vodka when she's not looking.
gin Tweet Definition of gin Like Definition of gin on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  2. A snare or trap for game.
  3. A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
  4. A pile driver.
  5. A windpump.
  6. A cotton gin.
= verb (gin, n, ed)
  1. (transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
  2. (transitive) To trap something in a gin.
gin and tonic Tweet Definition of gin and tonic Like Definition of gin and tonic on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A simple cocktail made from gin and tonic water, often served on ice and with a slice of lemon.
She drank by preference.
  1. (countable) A glass of the above.
The bartender served them a each a on the rocks.
grape Tweet Definition of grape Like Definition of grape on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) A small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit, usually purple, red, or green, that grows in bunches on certain vines.
  2. (countable) A woody vine that bears clusters of grapes; a grapevine.
  3. (context, countable, uncountable) A dark purple, purplish red colour, the colour of many grapes.
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    1. (uncountable) Grapeshot, grapeshot.
adjective
  1. contain, Containing grapes or having a grape flavor.
  2. Of a dark purplish red colour.
grappa Tweet Definition of grappa Like Definition of grappa on Facebook
noun (uncountable and countable)
  1. (uncountable) An Italian grape-based spirit of between 80 and 100 proof, made from the distillation of pomace; (countable) a variety of grappa.
grasshopper Tweet Definition of grasshopper Like Definition of grasshopper on Facebook
noun
  1. A herbivorous insect of the order Orthoptera noted for its ability to jump long distances.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made with green crème de menthe.
Graves Tweet Definition of Graves Like Definition of Graves on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a region close to Bordeaux in south-western France
  2. the dry white wine produced in this region
  3. an English surname, derived from Grave
Green Tweet Definition of Green Like Definition of Green on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A common English surname; either a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, or was just fond of the colour

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