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beginning with letter G
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noun
  1. The seventh letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by F and followed by H.
  2. (slang) A gangsta, gangster
  3. Abbreviation for Appendix:government spending, Government Spending.
initialism
  1. (sports) (baseball) the statistic reporting the number of games that a player has participated in
GAL Tweet Definition of GAL Like Definition of GAL on Facebook
initialism
  1. guardian, Guardian ad, Ad litem, Litem
gallon Tweet Definition of gallon Like Definition of gallon on Facebook
noun (pluralgallons)
  1. A unit of volume, equivalent equivalent to eight pints or
    • in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth of Nations exactly 4.54609 liters (an imperial gallon) and
    • in the United States
    • 231 cubic inches or approximately 3.785 liters for liquids (a U.S. liquid gallon) or
    • one-eighth of a U.S. bushel or approximately 4.405 liters for dry goods (a U.S. dry gallon).
      1. (in plural gallons; colloquial) A large quantity (of any liquid).
      The pipe burst and gallons of water flooded into the kitchen.
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noun
  1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard; an act of measuring.
    • 2007. Zerzan, John. Silence. p. 2.
    • : The record of philosophy vis- -vis silence is generally dismal, as good a as any to its overall failure.
      1. Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
      2. The distance between the rails of a railway.
      3. (context, mathematics, analysis) A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.
Gg Tweet Definition of Gg Like Definition of Gg on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. gigagram
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.
GPM Tweet Definition of GPM Like Definition of GPM on Facebook
initialism
  1. gallons per minute
  2. (computing) general purpose mouse, the name of a piece of software
GPS Tweet Definition of GPS Like Definition of GPS on Facebook
initialism
  1. Global Positioning System, a system which enables a mobile receiver to determine its precise location based on signals received from a constellation of US military satellites.
GR Tweet Definition of GR Like Definition of GR on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Digraph and internet code of Greece.
grain Tweet Definition of grain Like Definition of grain on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops eg: wheat, corn, barley.
We stored a thousand tons of for the winter.
  1. (countable) A single seed of grain.
a of wheat
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) The crops from which grain is harvested.
The fields were planted with .
  1. (uncountable) A linear texture of a material or surface.
Cut along the of the wood.
  1. (countable) A single particle of a substance.
a of sand
a of salt
  1. (uncountable) A very small unit of weight, in England equal to 1/480 of an ounce troy, 0.0648 grams or, to be more exact, 64.79891 milligrams. A carat grain or pearl grain is 1/4 carat or 50 milligrams. The old French grain was 1/9216 livre or 53.11 milligrams, and in the mesures usuelles permitted from 1812 to 1839, with the livre redefined as 500 grams, it was 54.25 milligrams.
  2. (materials) a region within a material having a single crystal structure or direction
gram Tweet Definition of gram Like Definition of gram on Facebook
noun
  1. A unit of mass equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram.
gross weight Tweet Definition of gross weight Like Definition of gross weight on Facebook
noun
  1. The total weight of a vehicle and its freight, fuel, passengers etc.
  2. The total weight of a product and its packaging.

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