9 letter word starting with ga

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
gabardine noun Alt. of Gaberdine
gaberdine noun A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress., See Gabardine.
gabionade noun A traverse made with gabions between guns or on their flanks, protecting them from enfilading fire., A structure of gabions sunk in lines, as a core for a sand bar in harbor improvements.
gabionage noun The part of a fortification built of gabions.
gaddingly adverb In a roving, idle manner.
gadolinia noun A rare earth, regarded by some as an oxide of the supposed element gadolinium, by others as only a mixture of the oxides of yttrium, erbium, ytterbium, etc.
gadolinic adjective Pertaining to or containing gadolinium.
gainsayer noun One who gainsays, contradicts, or denies.
gainstood imp. & past participle of Gainstand
gainstand verb t. To withstand; to resist.
gairishly noun Alt. of Gairish/ness
galactose noun A white, crystalline sugar, C6H12O6, isomeric with dextrose, obtained by the decomposition of milk sugar, and also from certain gums. When oxidized it forms mucic acid. Called also lactose (though it is not lactose proper).
galantine noun A dish of veal, chickens, or other white meat, freed from bones, tied up, boiled, and served cold.
galenical adjective Pertaining to, or containing, galena., Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating diseases.
galingale noun A plant of the Sedge family (Cyperus longus) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus.
gallanted imp. & past participle of Gallant
gallantly adverb In a polite or courtly manner; like a gallant or wooer., In a gallant manner.
gallantry noun Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery., Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry., Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue., Gallant persons, collectively.
gallature noun The tread, treadle, or chalasa of an egg.
galleries plural of Gallery
galletyle noun A little tile of glazed earthenware.
gallflies plural of Gallfly
gallicism noun A mode of speech peculiar to the French; a French idiom; also, in general, a French mode or custom.
gallicize verb t. To conform to the French mode or idiom.
galliform adjective Like the Gallinae (or Galliformes) in structure.
gallinule noun One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata).
gallivant verb i. To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
galliwasp noun A West Indian lizard (Celestus occiduus), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous.
gallooned adjective Furnished or adorned with galloon.
galloping present participle & vb. noun of Gallop, Going at a gallop; progressing rapidly; as, a galloping horse.
gallopade noun I horsemanship, a sidelong or curveting kind of gallop., A kind of dance; also, music to the dance; a galop., To gallop, as on horseback., To perform the dance called gallopade.
gallowses plural of Gallows
gallstone noun A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See Calculus, n., 1.
galvanism noun Electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity., The branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents.
galvanist noun One versed in galvanism.
galvanize verb t. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents., To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity., To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity., To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron.
gambadoes noun Same as Gamashes.
gambogian adjective Alt. of Gambogic
gambolled of Gambol
gamboling present participle & vb. noun of Gambol
game fowl A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males.
gammadion noun A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.
gammoning present participle & vb. noun of Gammon, The lashing or iron band by which the bowsprit of a vessel is secured to the stem to opposite the lifting action of the forestays., The act of imposing upon or hoaxing a person.
gangliate adjective Alt. of Gangliated
ganglions plural of Ganglion
gangrened imp. & past participle of Gangrene
gannister noun A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with fire clay; — used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads.
ganoidian adjective & noun Ganoid.
gardening present participle & vb. noun of Garden, The art of occupation of laying out and cultivating gardens; horticulture.
gargalize verb t. To gargle; to rinse.
gargarism noun A gargle.
gargarize verb t. To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.
garibaldi noun A jacket worn by women; — so called from its resemblance in shape to the red shirt worn by the Italians patriot Garibaldi., A California market fish (Pomancentrus rubicundus) of a deep scarlet color.
garlanded imp. & past participle of Garland
garmented p. adjective Having on a garment; attired; enveloped, as with a garment.
garnering present participle & vb. noun of Garner
garnished imp. & past participle of Garnish
garnishee noun One who is garnished; a person upon whom garnishment has been served in a suit by a creditor against a debtor, such person holding property belonging to the debtor, or owing him money., To make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment; to garnish., To attach (the fund or property sought to be secured by garnishment); to trustee.
garnisher noun One who, or that which, garnishes.
garniture verb t. That which garnishes; ornamental appendage; embellishment; furniture; dress.
garreteer noun One who lives in a garret; a poor author; a literary hack.
garreting noun Small splinters of stone inserted into the joints of coarse masonry.
garroting present participle & vb. noun of Garrote
garrulity noun Talkativeness; loquacity.
garrulous adjective Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious., Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; — said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.
gartering present participle & vb. noun of Garter
gascoines noun pl. See Gaskins, 1.
gasconade noun A boast or boasting; a vaunt; a bravado; a bragging; braggodocio., To boast; to brag; to bluster.
gascoynes noun pl. Gaskins.
gasifying present participle & vb. noun of Gasify
gasometer noun An apparatus for holding and measuring of gas; in gas works, a huge iron cylinder closed at one end and having the other end immersed in water, in which it is made to rise or fall, according to the volume of gas it contains, or the pressure required.
gasometry noun The art or practice of measuring gases; also, the science which treats of the nature and properties of these elastic fluids.
gasoscope noun An apparatus for detecting the presence of any dangerous gas, from a gas leak in a coal mine or a dwelling house.
gaspereau noun The alewife.
gasserian adjective Relating to Casserio (L. Gasserius), the discover of the Gasserian ganglion.
gastornis noun A genus of large eocene birds from the Paris basin.
gastritis noun Inflammation of the stomach, esp. of its mucuos membrane.
gastropod noun One of the Gastropoda.
gastrulae plural of Gastrula
gatehouse noun A house connected or associated with a gate.
gathering present participle & vb. noun of Gather, The act of collecting or bringing together., That which is gathered, collected, or brought together, A crowd; an assembly; a congregation., A charitable contribution; a collection., A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess., Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.
gaucherie noun An awkward action; clumsiness; boorishness.
gaudiness noun The quality of being gaudy.
gaugeable adjective Capable of being gauged.
gauziness noun The quality of being gauzy; flimsiness.
gavelkind noun A tenure by which land descended from the father to all his sons in equal portions, and the land of a brother, dying without issue, descended equally to his brothers. It still prevails in the county of Kent.
gaveloche noun Same as Gavelock.
gazehound noun A hound that pursues by the sight rather than by the scent.
gazetting present participle & vb. noun of Gazette
gazetteer noun A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority., A newspaper; a gazette., A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places., An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.