7 letter word starting with ge

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
gearing present participle & vb. noun of Gear, Harness., The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of locomotive engine; belt gearing; esp., a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery.
geckoes plural of Gecko
geering See Gear, Gearing.
gehenna noun The valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, which, on this account, was afterward regarded as a place of abomination, and made a receptacle for all the refuse of the city, perpetual fires being kept up in order to prevent pestilential effluvia. In the New Testament the name is transferred, by an easy metaphor, to Hell.
gelable adjective Capable of being congealed; capable of being converted into jelly.
gelatin noun Alt. of Gelatine
gelding present participle & vb. noun of Geld, A castrated animal; — usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male., from Geld, v. t.
gelidly adverb In a gelid manner; coldly.
gemming present participle & vb. noun of Gem
gemaric adjective Pertaining to the Gemara.
geminal adjective A pair.
gemmary adjective Of or pertaining to gems., A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel house; jewels or gems, collectively.
gemmate adjective Having buds; reproducing by buds.
gemmule noun A little leaf bud, as the plumule between the cotyledons., One of the buds of mosses., One of the reproductive spores of algae., An ovule., A bud produced in generation by gemmation., One of the imaginary granules or atoms which, according to Darwin’s hypothesis of pangenesis, are continually being thrown off from every cell or unit, and circulate freely throughout the system, and when supplied with proper nutriment multiply by self-division and ultimately develop into cells like those from which they were derived. They are supposed to be transmitted from the parent to the offspring, but are often transmitted in a dormant state during many generations and are then developed. See Pangenesis.
gemsbok noun A South African antelope (Oryx Capensis), having long, sharp, nearly straight horns.
genappe noun A worsted yarn or cord of peculiar smoothness, used in the manufacture of braid, fringe, etc.
general adjective Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy., Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion., Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression., Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom., Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire., As a whole; in gross; for the most part., Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method., The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; — opposed to particular., One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal., The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general., The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule., The public; the people; the vulgar.
generic adjective Alt. of Generical
genesis noun The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination., The first book of the Old Testament; — so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race., Same as Generation.
genette noun One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus Genetta, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch., The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.
genetic adjective Same as Genetical.
genevan adjective Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese., A native or inhabitant of Geneva., A supported of Genevanism.
genipap noun The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (Genipa Americana) of the order Rubiaceae. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.
genista noun A genus of plants including the common broom of Western Europe.
genital adjective Pertaining to generation, or to the generative organs.
genitor noun One who begets; a generator; an originator., The genitals.
genoese adjective Of or pertaining to Genoa, a city of Italy., A native or inhabitant of Genoa; collectively, the people of Genoa.
genteel adjective Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address., Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law., Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.
gentrie noun Nobility of birth or of character; gentility.
gentian noun Any one of a genus (Gentiana) of herbaceous plants with opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla, usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red. See Illust. of Capsule.
gentile adjective One of a non-Jewish nation; one neither a Jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false gods; a heathen., Belonging to the nations at large, as distinguished from the Jews; ethnic; of pagan or heathen people., Denoting a race or country; as, a gentile noun or adjective.
gentoos plural of Gentoo
genuine adjective Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials.
geodesy noun That branch of applied mathematics which determines, by means of observations and measurements, the figures and areas of large portions of the earth’s surface, or the general figure and dimenshions of the earth; or that branch of surveying in which the curvature of the earth is taken into account, as in the surveys of States, or of long lines of coast.
geoduck noun A gigantic clam (Glycimeris generosa) of the Pacific coast of North America, highly valued as an article of food.
geogony noun The branch of science which treats of the formation of the earth.
geology noun The science which treats: (a) Of the structure and mineral constitution of the globe; structural geology. (b) Of its history as regards rocks, minerals, rivers, valleys, mountains, climates, life, etc.; historical geology. (c) Of the causes and methods by which its structure, features, changes, and conditions have been produced; dynamical geology. See Chart of The Geological Series., A treatise on the science.
georama noun A hollow globe on the inner surface of which a map of the world is depicted, to be examined by one standing inside.
geordie noun A name given by miners to George Stephenson’s safety lamp.
georgic adjective A rural poem; a poetical composition on husbandry, containing rules for cultivating lands, etc.; as, the Georgics of Virgil., Alt. of Georgical
gepound noun See Gipoun.
gerland noun Alt. of Gerlond
gerlond noun A garland.
gerlind noun A salmon returning from the sea the second time.
germain adjective See Germane.
germans plural of German
germane adjective Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant.
germens plural of Germen
germina plural of Germen
germule noun A small germ.
gesling noun A gosling.
gestant adjective Bearing within; laden; burdened; pregnant.
gestour noun A reciter of gests or legendary tales; a story-teller.
gesture noun Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture., A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument, assertion, or opinion., To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate., To make gestures; to gesticulate.
getting present participle & vb. noun of Get, The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition., That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.