Definition of Gerbe

1. n. A kind of ornamental firework.



Definition of Gerbe

1. Noun. a (wheat) sheaf (now obsolete meaning) ¹

2. Noun. something resembling a (wheat) sheaf in appearance ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) an abstract construction in homological algebra and geometry providing a certain type of generalisation for a sheaf ¹

4. Noun. A kind of ornamental firework. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gerbe

1. a fountain [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gerbe

1. A kind of ornamental firework. Origin: F, prop. A sheaf. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Gerbe Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gerbe

geranylgeranyl
geranylgeranyl phosphate kinase
geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate
geranylgeranylacetone
geranylgeranylated
geranylgeranylation
geranylgeranylations
geranylgeranyls
geranylgeranyltransferase
geranylgeranyltransferases
gerardia
gerardias
gerasimovskite
geratology
gerb
gerbe (current term)
gerbera
gerberas
gerbes
gerbil
gerbilarium
gerbiled
gerbiling
gerbille
gerbilled
gerbilles
gerbillinae
gerbilling
gerbils
gerboa

Literary usage of Gerbe

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1. Chemical Technology; Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to the Arts and by Edmund Ronalds, Thomas Richardson, Henry Watts, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp (1865)
"These gerbes require very solid charging with a heavy mallet, each scoop receiving at least 30 blows; when the gerbe is from a 61b. upwards, ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"An heraldic term for я sheaf of corn ; "a corruption of the French word gerbe, which signifies a sheaf of any kind of corn." Porny. extoll'd, As though to ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"... in my conscience alie went forth with no dishonest intent. GARB. An heraldic term for a sheaf of corn ; "a corruption of the French word gerbe ..."

4. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"... tricks with concealed pipes, which they call the girandola, is really pretty—a large body of water thrown up a considerable height in one great gerbe. ..."

5. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"By J. gerbe. In the ovule of a considerable number of species belonging tp various classes of animals, there is, besides the vesicle known to physiologists ..."

6. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"... and plundered by Annius, the general of Vespasian, and in 1122 its castle was destroyed by Baldwin II. of Jerusalem. gerbe. An ornamental firework. ..."

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