Definition of Gin

1. Noun. Strong liquor flavored with juniper berries.




2. Verb. Separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin.
Generic synonyms: Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate

3. Noun. A trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose.
Exact synonyms: Noose, Snare
Terms within: Slipknot
Generic synonyms: Trap
Derivative terms: Snare

4. Verb. Trap with a snare. "Gin game"
Category relationships: Hunt, Hunting
Generic synonyms: Ensnare, Entrap, Snare, Trammel, Trap

5. Noun. A machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers.
Exact synonyms: Cotton Gin
Generic synonyms: Machine

6. Noun. A form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points.
Exact synonyms: Gin Rummy, Knock Rummy
Generic synonyms: Rum, Rummy

Definition of Gin

1. prep. Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.

2. conj. If.

3. v. i. To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.

4. n. A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.

5. n. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.

6. v. t. To catch in a trap.

Definition of Gin

1. Noun. A colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling fermented grains such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktails. ¹

2. Noun. gin rummy ¹

3. Noun. (poker) drawing the best card or combination of cards ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument. ¹

5. Noun. A snare or trap for game. ¹

6. Noun. A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects. ¹

7. Noun. A pile driver. ¹

8. Noun. A windpump. ¹

9. Noun. A cotton gin. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To trap something in a gin. ¹

12. Verb. To invent (via Irish), see gin up ¹

13. Verb. (archaic) To begin. ¹

14. Noun. (Australia now considered offensive) An Aboriginal woman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gin

1. to begin [v GAN, GUNNEN, GINNING, GINS] / to remove seeds from cotton [v GINNED, GINNING, GINS] - See also: begin

Medical Definition of Gin

1. 1. To catch in a trap. 2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton. Origin: Ginned; Ginning. 1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare. 2. A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc. A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim. 3. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin. The name is also given to an instrument of torture worked with screws, and to a pump moved by rotary sails. Gin block, a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel, over which a rope runs; called also whip gin, rubbish pulley, and monkey wheel. Gin power, a form of horse power for driving a cotton gin. Gin race, or Gin ring, the path of the horse when putting a gin in motion. Gin saw, a saw used in a cotton gin for drawing the fibres through the grid, leaving the seed in the hopper. Gin wheel. In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fibre through the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint. The drum of a whim. Origin: A contraction of engine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gin

gimmicky
gimmie
gimmies
gimmor
gimmors
gimp hand
gimp suit
gimped
gimpier
gimpiest
gimpiness
gimping
gimps
gimpy
gin (current term)
gin-and-It
gin and it
gin and tonic
gin burglars
gin fizz
gin mill
gin palace
gin palaces
gin pole
gin rickey
gin rummy
gin sling

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