Definition of Jig

1. Noun. Music in three-four time for dancing a jig.

Exact synonyms: Gigue
Generic synonyms: Dance Music



2. Verb. Dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions. "Sam and Sue jig"

3. Noun. A fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water.
Generic synonyms: Fish Lure, Fisherman's Lure

4. Noun. A device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it.
Generic synonyms: Device

5. Noun. Any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping.
Generic synonyms: Folk Dance, Folk Dancing

Definition of Jig

1. n. A light, brisk musical movement.

2. v. t. To sing to the tune of a jig.

3. v. i. To dance a jig; to skip about.

4. v. i. To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.

Definition of Jig

1. Noun. (context: music) A light, brisk musical movement; a gigue. ¹

2. Noun. (context: traditional Irish music and dance) A lively dance in 6/8 time; a tune suitable for such a dance. By extension, a lively traditional tune in 6/8 time. ¹

3. Noun. (context: traditional English Morris dancing) A dance performed by one or sometimes two individual dancers, as opposed to a dance performed by a set or team. ¹

4. Noun. (context: fishing) A type of lure consisting of a hook molded into a weight, usually with a bright or colorful body. ¹

5. Noun. A device in manufacturing, woodworking, or other creative endeavors for controlling the location, path of movement, or both of either a workpiece or the tool that is operating upon it. Subsets of this general class include machining jigs, woodworking jigs, welders' jigs, jewelers' jigs, and many others. ¹

6. Verb. To move briskly, especially as a dance. ¹

7. Verb. (context: fishing) To fish with a jig. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jig

1. to bob [v JIGGED, JIGGING, JIGS] - See also: bob

Medical Definition of Jig

1. 1. A light, brisk musical movement. "Hot and hasty, like a Scotch jib." (Shak) 3. A light, humorous piece of writing, especially. In rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad. "A jig shall be clapped at, and every rhyme Praised and applauded." (Beau. & Fl) 4. A piece of sport; a trick; a prank. "Is't not a fine jig, A precious cunning, in the late Protector?" (Beau & Fl) 5. A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached. 6. A contrivance fastened to or inclosing a piece of work, and having hard steel surfaces to guide a tool, as a drill, or to form a shield or templet to work to, as in filing. An apparatus or a machine for jigging ore. Drill jig, a jig for guiding a drill. See Jig. 6 . Jig drilling, Jig filing, a process of drilling or filing in which the action of the tool is directed or limited by a jig. Jig saw, a sawing machine with a narrow, vertically reciprocating saw, used to cut curved and irregular lines, or ornamental patterns in openwork, a scroll saw; called also gig saw. Origin: OF. Gigue a stringed instrument, a kind of dance, F. Gigue dance, tune, gig; of German origin; cf. MHG. Gige fiddle, G. Geige. Cf. Gig a fiddle, Gig a whirligig. 1. To sing to the tune of a jig. "Jig off a tune at the tongue's end." (Shak) 2. To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude. 3. To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging. 4. To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine. Origin: Jigged; Jigging. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jig

jicama
jicamas
jicara
jicaras
jichimu
jickajog
jickajogs
jidaigeki
jidaigekis
jidder
jidders
jiff
jiffies
jiffs
jiffy
jig (current term)
jig borer
jig borers
jig saw
jigaboo
jigaboos
jigajig
jigajigs
jigajog
jigajogs
jigamaree
jigamarees
jiggambob

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