5 letter word starting with ga

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gabel noun A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.
gable noun A cable., The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like., The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side., A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.
gadre verb t. & i. To gather.
gadic adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, the cod (Gadus); — applied to an acid obtained from cod-liver oil, viz., gadic acid.
gaged imp. & past participle of Gage
gager noun A measurer. See Gauger.
gaily adverb Merrily; showily. See gaily.
galea noun The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower., A kind of bandage for the head., Headache extending all over the head., A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell., The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.
galei noun pl. That division of elasmobranch fishes which includes the sharks.
gally verb t. To frighten; to worry., Like gall; bitter as gall., See Galley, n., 4.
galop noun A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.
galpe verb i. To gape,; to yawn.
gamba noun A viola da gamba.
gamed imp. & past participle of Game
gamic adjective Pertaining to, or resulting from, sexual connection; formed by the union of the male and female elements.
gamin noun A neglected and untrained city boy; a young street Arab.
gamma noun The third letter (/, / = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet.
gamut noun The scale.
ganch noun To drop from a high place upon sharp stakes or hooks, as the Turks dropped malefactors, by way of punishment.
ganil noun A kind of brittle limestone.
ganja noun The dried hemp plant, used in India for smoking. It is extremely narcotic and intoxicating.
gansa noun Same as Ganza.
ganza noun A kind of wild goose, by a flock of which a virtuoso was fabled to be carried to the lunar world.
gaped imp. & past participle of Gape
gaper noun One who gapes., A European fish. See 4th Comber., A large edible clam (Schizothaerus Nuttalli), of the Pacific coast; — called also gaper clam., An East Indian bird of the genus Cymbirhynchus, related to the broadbills.
garth noun A close; a yard; a croft; a garden; as, a cloister garth., A dam or weir for catching fish., A hoop or band.
garum noun A sauce made of small fish. It was prized by the ancients.
gases plural of Gas
gassy adjective Full of gas; like gas. Hence: [Colloq.] Inflated; full of boastful or insincere talk.
gated adjective Having gates.
gaudy superl. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious., Gay; merry; festal., One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited., A feast or festival; — called also gaud-day and gaudy day.
gauge verb t. To measure or determine with a gauge., To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg., To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock., To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment., To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of., A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard., Measure; dimensions; estimate., Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker’s gauge., Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; — usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge., Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it., The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water., The distance between the rails of a railway., The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting., That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.
gault noun A series of beds of clay and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period.
gaunt adjective Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim.
gaure verb i. To gaze; to stare.
gauze noun A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze., Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light; as, gauze merino underclothing.
gauzy adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, gauze; thin and slight as gauze.
gavel noun A gable., A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle., The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc., A mason’s setting maul., Tribute; toll; custom. [Obs.] See Gabel.
gavot noun A kind of difficult dance; a dance tune, the air of which has two brisk and lively, yet dignified, strains in common time, each played twice over.
gawby noun A baby; a dunce.
gawky superl. Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. — n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.
gayal noun A Southern Asiatic species of wild cattle (Bibos frontalis).
gayly adverb With mirth and frolic; merrily; blithely; gleefully., Finely; splendidly; showily; as, ladies gayly dressed; a flower gayly blooming.
gayne verb i. To avail.
gazed imp. & past participle of Gaze
gazel noun The black currant; also, the wild plum., See Gazelle.
gazer noun One who gazes.
gazet noun A Venetian coin, worth about three English farthings, or one and a half cents.
gazon noun One of the pieces of sod used to line or cover parapets and the faces of earthworks.