4 letter word starting with g

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
gaby noun A simpleton; a dunce; a lout.
gade noun A small British fish (Motella argenteola) of the Cod family., A pike, so called at Moray Firth; — called also gead.
gael nounsing. & pl. A Celt or the Celts of the Scotch Highlands or of Ireland; now esp., a Scotch Highlander of Celtic origin.
gaff noun A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish., The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended., Same as Gaffle, 1., To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.
gage noun A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security., A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance., A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage., To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge., To bind by pledge, or security; to engage., A measure or standard. See Gauge, n., To measure. See Gauge, v. t.
gain noun A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam., Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable., That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; — opposed to loss., The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation., To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living., To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize., To draw into any interest or party; to win to one’s side; to conciliate., To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor., To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage., To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.
gait noun A going; a walk; a march; a way., Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
gala noun Pomp, show, or festivity.
gale noun A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests., A moderate current of air; a breeze., A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity., To sale, or sail fast., A song or story., To sing., A plant of the genus Myrica, growing in wet places, and strongly resembling the bayberry. The sweet gale (Myrica Gale) is found both in Europe and in America., The payment of a rent or annuity.
gall noun The bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder., The gall bladder., Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor., Impudence; brazen assurance., An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut., To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts., To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable., To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm., To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy., To scoff; to jeer., A wound in the skin made by rubbing.
galt noun Same as Gault.
game noun Crooked; lame; as, a game leg., Sport of any kind; jest, frolic., A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc., The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards., That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game., In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest., A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project., Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table., Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky., Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting., To rejoice; to be pleased; — often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative., To play at any sport or diversion., To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.
gamy adjective Having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high-flavored., Showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy trout.
gane verb i. To yawn; to gape.
gang verb i. To go; to walk., A going; a course., A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves., A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows., A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays., The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
gaol noun A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail.
gape verb i. To open the mouth wide, Expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape., Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn., To pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus., To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; — with for, after, or at., The act of gaping; a yawn., The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.
garb noun Clothing in general., The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office; as, the garb of a clergyman or a judge., Costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the 16th century., External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech., A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified)., To clothe; array; deck.
gard noun Garden., See Guard.
gare noun Coarse wool on the legs of sheep.
gash verb t. To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; — applied chiefly to incisions in flesh., A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.
gasp verb i. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently., To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire., To emit or utter with gasps; — with forth, out, away, etc., The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.
gast verb t. To make aghast; to frighten; to terrify. See Aghast.
gate noun A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed., An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit., A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc., The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might., In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into., The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate., The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece., To supply with a gate., To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual., A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate)., Manner; gait.
gaud noun Trick; jest; sport., Deceit; fraud; artifice; device., An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket., To sport or keep festival., To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.
gaul noun The Anglicized form of Gallia, which in the time of the Romans included France and Upper Italy (Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul)., A native or inhabitant of Gaul.
gaur noun An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition.
gave imp. of Give., of Give
gawk noun A cuckoo., A simpleton; a booby; a gawky., To act like a gawky.
gawn noun A small tub or lading vessel.
gaze verb i. To fixx the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention., To view with attention; to gaze on ., A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention., The object gazed on.
geal verb i. To congeal.
gean noun A species of cherry tree common in Europe (Prunus avium); also, the fruit, which is usually small and dark in color.
gear noun Clothing; garments; ornaments., Goods; property; household stuff., Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material., The harness of horses or cattle; trapping., Warlike accouterments., Manner; custom; behavior., Business matters; affairs; concern., A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively., An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe., Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear., See 1st Jeer (b)., Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish., To dress; to put gear on; to harness., To provide with gearing., To be in, or come into, gear.
geat noun The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting.
geck noun Scorn, derision, or contempt., An object of scorn; a dupe; a gull., To deride; to scorn; to mock., To cheat; trick, or gull., To jeer; to show contempt.
gedd noun The European pike.
geed imp. & past participle of Gee
geer Alt. of Geering
geet noun Jet.
geez noun The original native name for the ancient Ethiopic language or people. See Ethiopic.
geic adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, earthy or vegetable mold.
gein noun See Humin.
geld noun Money; tribute; compensation; ransom., To castrate; to emasculate., To deprive of anything essential., To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate.
gelt noun Trubute, tax., A gelding., Gilding; tinsel.
gems noun The chamois.
gena The cheek; the feathered side of the under mandible of a bird., The part of the head to which the jaws of an insect are attached.
gens adjective A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe., A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.
gent adjective Gentle; noble; of gentle birth., Neat; pretty; fine; elegant.
genu noun The knee., The kneelike bend, in the anterior part of the callosum of the brain.
gere noun Gear.
germ noun That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears., That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty., To germinate.
gern verb t. To grin or yawn.
gery adjective Changeable; fickle.
gest noun A guest., Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure., An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony., A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story., Gesture; bearing; deportment., A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest., A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald’s office.
geth the original third pers. sing. pres. of Go.
ghat noun Alt. of Ghaut
ghee noun Butter clarified by boiling, and thus converted into a kind of oil.
gibe verb i. To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff., To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock., An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.
gift verb t. Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering., The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President., A bribe; anything given to corrupt., Some quality or endowment given to man by God; a preeminent and special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking., A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession., To endow with some power or faculty.
gide noun Alt. of Guide
gilt of Gild, A female pig, when young., imp. & p. p. of Gild., Gilded; covered with gold; of the color of gold; golden yellow., Gold, or that which resembles gold, laid on the surface of a thing; gilding., Money.
gild verb t. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold., To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten., To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie., To make red with drinking.
gile noun Guile.
gill noun An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia., The radiating, gill-shaped plates forming the under surface of a mushroom., The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle., The flesh under or about the chin., One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments., A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber., A leech., A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream., A measure of capacity, containing one fourth of a pint., A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl., The ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma); — called also gill over the ground, and other like names., Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy.
gimp adjective Smart; spruce; trim; nice., A narrow ornamental fabric of silk, woolen, or cotton, often with a metallic wire, or sometimes a coarse cord, running through it; — used as trimming for dresses, furniture, etc., To notch; to indent; to jag.
ging noun Same as Gang, n., 2.
ginn plural of Ginnee
gird noun A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang., A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer., To strike; to smite., To sneer at; to mock; to gibe., To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms., To encircle or bind with any flexible band., To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc., To surround; to encircle, or encompass., To clothe; to swathe; to invest., To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one’s self for a contest.
girt imp. & past participle of Gird, imp. & p. p. of Gird., To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree., Bound by a cable; — used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide., Same as Girth.
gire noun See Gyre.
girl noun A young person of either sex; a child., A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden., A female servant; a maidservant., A roebuck two years old.
girn noun To grin.
gise verb t. To feed or pasture., Guise; manner.
gist noun A resting place., The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question.
gite noun A gown.
gith noun The corn cockle; also anciently applied to the Nigella, or fennel flower.
give noun To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow., To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy., To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks., To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc., To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission., To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship., To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one’s self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study., To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; — used principally in the passive form given., To allow or admit by way of supposition., To attribute; to assign; to adjudge., To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain., To pledge; as, to give one’s word., To cause; to make; — with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc., To give a gift or gifts., To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet., To become soft or moist., To move; to recede., To shed tears; to weep., To have a misgiving., To open; to lead.
glad superl. Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; — opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; — said of persons, and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason., Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating., To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate., To be glad; to rejoice.
glee noun Music; minstrelsy; entertainment., Joy; merriment; mirth; gayety; paricularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast., An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices. It is not necessarily gleesome.
gleg adjective Quick of perception; alert; sharp.
glen noun A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.
glew noun See Glue.
gley verb i. To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things., Asquint; askance; obliquely.
glib superl. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib., Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech., To make glib., A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes., To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.
glim noun Brightness; splendor., A light or candle.
glow verb i. To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent., To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc., To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn., To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism., To make hot; to flush., White or red heat; incandscence., Brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks., Intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor., Heat of body; a sensation of warmth, as that produced by exercise, etc.
glue noun A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances., To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.
glum noun Sullenness., Moody; silent; sullen., To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
glut verb t. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge., To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy., To eat gluttonously or to satiety., That which is swallowed., Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance; as, a glut of the market., Something that fills up an opening; a clog., A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks., A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing., A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course., An arched opening to the ashpit of a klin., A block used for a fulcrum., The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
glyn noun Alt. of Glynne
gnar noun A knot or gnarl in wood; hence, a tough, thickset man; — written also gnarr., To gnarl; to snarl; to growl; — written also gnarr.
gnat noun A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito., Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; esp., in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc.
gnaw verb t. To bite, as something hard or tough, which is not readily separated or crushed; to bite off little by little, with effort; to wear or eat away by scraping or continuous biting with the teeth; to nibble at., To bite in agony or rage., To corrode; to fret away; to waste., To use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teethsomething hard, unwiedly, or unmanageable.
gnew imp. of Gnaw.
gnof noun Churl; curmudgeon.
gnow imp. Gnawed.
gone past participle of Go, p. p. of Go.
goad verb t. A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates., To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
goaf noun That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; — called also gob .
goal noun The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end., The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain., A base, station, or bound used in various games; in football, a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score; also, the act of kicking the ball over the line between the goal posts.
goar noun Same as lst Gore.
goat noun A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus Capra, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat (C. hircus), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.
goby noun One of several species of small marine fishes of the genus Gobius and allied genera.
gode adjective & noun Good.
goel adjective Yellow.
goen p. p. of Go.
goer noun One who, or that which, goes; a runner or walker, A foot., A horse, considered in reference to his gait; as, a good goer; a safe goer.
goff noun A silly clown., A game. See Golf.
gold noun Alt. of Goolde, A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7., Money; riches; wealth., A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold., Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold.
golf noun A game played with a small ball and a bat or club crooked at the lower end. He who drives the ball into each of a series of small holes in the ground and brings it into the last hole with the fewest strokes is the winner.
goll noun A hand, paw, or claw.
gome noun A man., The black grease on the axle of a cart or wagon wheel; — called also gorm. See Gorm.
gong noun A privy or jakes., An instrument, first used in the East, made of an alloy of copper and tin, shaped like a disk with upturned rim, and producing, when struck, a harsh and resounding noise., A flat saucerlike bell, rung by striking it with a small hammer which is connected with it by various mechanical devices; a stationary bell, used to sound calls or alarms; — called also gong bell.
good superl. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc., Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; — said of persons or actions., Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; — often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto., Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; — followed especially by for., Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; — followed especially by at., Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit., Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth., Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc., Not lacking or deficient; full; complete., Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc., That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; — opposed to evil., Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; — opposed to harm, etc., Wares; commodities; chattels; — formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property., Well, — especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible., To make good; to turn to good., To manure; to improve.
guru noun A spiritual teacher, guide, or confessor amoung the Hindoos.
goot noun A goat.
gord noun An instrument of gaming; a sort of dice.
gore noun Dirt; mud., Blood; especially, blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted., A wedgeshaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a garment, sail, etc., to give greater width at a particular part., A small traingular piece of land., One of the abatements. It is made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point., To pierce or wound, as with a horn; to penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear; to stab., To cut in a traingular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore; as, to gore an apron.
gorm noun Axle grease. See Gome., To daub, as the hands or clothing, with gorm; to daub with anything sticky.
gory adjective Covered with gore or clotted blood., Bloody; murderous.
goss noun Gorse.
gote noun A channel for water.
goth noun One of an ancient Teutonic race, who dwelt between the Elbe and the Vistula in the early part of the Christian era, and who overran and took an important part in subverting the Roman empire., One who is rude or uncivilized; a barbarian; a rude, ignorant person.
goud noun Woad.
gour noun A fire worshiper; a Gheber or Gueber., See Koulan.
gout noun A drop; a clot or coagulation., A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms. It consists in an inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended with various sympathetic phenomena, particularly in the digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as the stomach, the intestines, etc., A disease of cornstalks. See Corn fly, under Corn., Taste; relish.
gove noun A mow; a rick for hay.
gowd noun Gold; wealth.
gowk verb t. To make a, booby of one); to stupefy., The European cuckoo; — called also gawky., A simpleton; a gawk or gawky.
gowl verb i. To howl.
gown noun A loose, flowing upper garment, The ordinary outer dress of a woman; as, a calico or silk gown., The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from military., A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown., Any sort of dress or garb.
grab noun A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts., To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch., A sudden grasp or seizure., An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; — specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
graf noun A German title of nobility, equivalent to earl in English, or count in French. See Earl.
gram adjective Angry., The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food., Alt. of Gramme
gray superl. White mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray eye of a dove., Gray-haired; gray-headed; of a gray color; hoary., Old; mature; as, gray experience. Ames., A gray color; any mixture of white and black; also, a neutral or whitish tint., An animal or thing of gray color, as a horse, a badger, or a kind of salmon.
gree noun Good will; favor; pleasure; satisfaction; — used esp. in such phrases as: to take in gree; to accept in gree; that is, to take favorably., Rank; degree; position., The prize; the honor of the day; as, to bear the gree, i. e., to carry off the prize., To agree., A step.
gres noun Grass.
gret adjective Alt. of Grete
grew imp. of Grow., of Grow
grey adjective See Gray (the correct orthography).
grid noun A grating of thin parallel bars, similar to a gridiron.
grig noun A cricket or grasshopper., Any small eel., The broad-nosed eel. See Glut., Heath.
gril adjective Harsh; hard; severe; stern; rough.
grim compar. Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible.
grin noun A snare; a gin., To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl., To set the teeth together and open the lips, or to open the mouth and withdraw the lips from the teeth, so as to show them, as in laughter, scorn, or pain., To express by grinning., The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile.
grip noun The griffin., A small ditch or furrow., To trench; to drain., An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping., A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip., That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword., A device for grasping or holding fast to something., To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
gris adjective Gray., A costly kind of fur., A little pig.
grit noun Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles., The coarse part of meal., Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats., A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; — called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit., Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit., Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude., To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind., To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
grog noun A mixture of spirit and water not sweetened; hence, any intoxicating liquor.
gros noun A heavy silk with a dull finish; as, gros de Naples; gros de Tours.
grot noun A grotto., Alt. of Grote
grow verb i. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; — said of animals and vegetables and their organs., To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue., To spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries., To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale., To become attached of fixed; to adhere., To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.
grub verb i. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging., To drudge; to do menial work., To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; — followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge., To supply with food., The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; — called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith., A short, thick man; a dwarf., Victuals; food.
gruf adverb Forwards; with one’s face to the ground.
grum adjective Morose; severe of countenance; sour; surly; glum; grim., Low; deep in the throat; guttural; rumbling; as,
guan noun Any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South America, belonging to Penelope, Pipile, Ortalis, and allied genera. Several of the species are often domesticated.
guhr noun A loose, earthy deposit from water, found in the cavities or clefts of rocks, mostly white, but sometimes red or yellow, from a mixture of clay or ocher.
guib noun A West African antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus), curiously marked with white stripes and spots on a reddish fawn ground, and hence called harnessed antelope; — called also guiba.
gula noun The upper front of the neck, next to the chin; the upper throat., A plate which in most insects supports the submentum., A capping molding. Same as Cymatium.
guid noun A flower. See Gold.
gule verb t. To give the color of gules to., The throat; the gullet.
gulf noun A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin,, That which swallows; the gullet., That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy., A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico., A large deposit of ore in a lode.
gull verb t. To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud., A cheating or cheat; trick; fraud., One easily cheated; a dupe., One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera.
gulp verb t. To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow., The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much as is awallowed at once., A disgorging.
gult noun Guilt. See Guilt.
guly adjective Of or pertaining to gules; red.
gump noun A dolt; a dunce.
guna noun In Sanskrit grammar, a lengthening of the simple vowels a, i, e, by prefixing an a element. The term is sometimes used to denote the same vowel change in other languages.
gurl noun A young person of either sex. [Obs.] See Girl.
gurt noun A gutter or channel for water, hewn out of the bottom of a working drift.
gush verb i. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously., To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner., A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird., A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.
gust noun A sudden squall; a violent blast of wind; a sudden and brief rushing or driving of the wind. Snow, and hail, stormy gust and flaw., A sudden violent burst of passion., The sense or pleasure of tasting; relish; gusto., Gratification of any kind, particularly that which is exquisitely relished; enjoyment., Intellectual taste; fancy., To taste; to have a relish for.
guze noun A roundlet of tincture sanguine, which is blazoned without mention of the tincture.
gybe noun See Jib., See Gibe., To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; — said of the boom of a fore-and-aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the sail fills on the opposite side.
gyle noun Fermented wort used for making vinegar.
gyre noun A circular motion, or a circle described by a moving body; a turn or revolution; a circuit., To turn round; to gyrate.
gyri noun pl. See Gyrus., of Gyrus
gyse noun Guise.
gyte adjective Delirious; senselessly extravagant; as, the man is clean gyte.
gyve noun A shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter., To fetter; to shackle; to chain.