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glitz
I. noun Etymology: perhaps modification of German glitzern to glitter, from Middle High German glitzen; akin to Old Norse glitra to glitter Date: 1971 extravagant showiness ; ...
glitziness
noun see glitz I
glitzy
adjective see glitz I
Gliwice
or German Gleiwitz geographical name city SW Poland in Silesia W of Katowice population 222,084
gloam
noun Etymology: Scots gloam to become twilight, back-formation from gloaming Date: circa 1821 archaic twilight
gloaming
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) gloming, from Old English glōming, from glōm twilight; akin to Old English glōwan to glow Date: before 12th century twilight, dusk
gloat
I. intransitive verb Etymology: akin to Middle English glouten to scowl and perhaps to Old Norse glotta to grin scornfully Date: 1605 1. obsolete to look or glance admiringly ...
gloater
noun see gloat I
gloatingly
adverb see gloat I
glob
noun Etymology: perhaps blend of globe and blob Date: 1900 1. a small drop ; blob 2. a usually large and rounded mass • globby adjective
global
adjective Date: 1640 1. spherical 2. of, relating to, or involving the entire world ; worldwide ; also of or relating to a celestial body (as the moon) 3. of, relating ...
Global Positioning System
noun Date: 1974 GPS
global village
noun Date: 1960 the world viewed as a community in which distance and isolation have been dramatically reduced by electronic media (as television and the Internet)
global warming
noun Date: 1969 an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from ...
globalisation
British variant of globalization
globalise
British variant of globalize
globalism
noun Date: 1943 a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence — compare imperialism, internationalism • globalist noun
globalist
noun see globalism
globalization
noun Date: 1951 the act or process of globalizing ; the state of being globalized; especially the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially ...
globalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1944 to make global; especially to make worldwide in scope or application
globally
adverb see global
globby
adjective see glob
globe
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin globus Date: 15th century something spherical or rounded: as a. a spherical representation of the earth, a celestial body, ...
globe amaranth
noun Date: 1733 an annual herb (Gomphrena globosa) of the amaranth family often cultivated as an ornamental for its dense globe-shaped flower heads which can be dried with ...
globe artichoke
noun Date: 1846 artichoke 1
globe mallow
noun Date: 1900 any of a genus (Sphaeralcea) of coarse herbs of the mallow family found in arid regions of North and South America and often having clusters of cup-shaped pink ...
globe thistle
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Echinops) of widely cultivated Asian and Mediterranean composite herbs with spiky globose blue or white flowers
globe-trotter
noun Date: 1875 a person who travels widely • globe-trotting noun or adjective
globe-trotting
noun or adjective see globe-trotter
globefish
noun Date: 1668 puffer fish 1
globeflower
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Trollius) of plants of the buttercup family usually with globose yellow or orange flowers
globin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from hemoglobin Date: 1877 a colorless protein obtained by removal of heme from a conjugated protein and especially ...
globoid
adjective Date: 1887 shaped like a sphere
globose
adjective Date: 15th century globular 1a(1)
globular
adjective Etymology: partly from Latin globus + English -ular; partly from Latin globulus + English -ar Date: 1654 1. a. (1) having the shape of a globe or globule ...
globular cluster
noun Date: 1859 any of various approximately spherical clusters of gravitationally associated stars that typically populate galactic halos — called also globular
globule
noun Etymology: French, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus Date: 1661 a tiny globe or ball especially of a liquid
globulin
noun Date: 1845 any of a class of simple proteins (as myosin) that are insoluble in pure water but are soluble in dilute salt solutions and that occur widely in plant and ...
glochidium
noun (plural glochidia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek glōchis projecting point + New Latin -idium Date: 1875 the larva of a freshwater mussel (family Unionidae) that ...
glockenspiel
noun Etymology: German, from Glocke bell + Spiel play Date: circa 1834 a percussion instrument consisting of a series of graduated metal bars tuned to the chromatic scale and ...
glogg
or glögg noun Etymology: Swedish glögg, from glödga to burn, mull, from glöd glowing coal, from Old Norse glōth; akin to Old English glēd glowing coal — more at gleed ...
glögg
noun see glogg
glom
transitive verb (glommed; glomming) Etymology: alteration of English dialect glaum to grab Date: 1907 1. take, steal 2. seize, catch
glom on to
phrasal to grab hold of ; appropriate to oneself
glomerular
adjective Date: 1885 of, relating to, or produced by a glomerulus
glomerule
noun Etymology: New Latin glomerulus Date: 1793 a compacted cyme of almost sessile and usually small flowers
glomerulonephritis
noun (plural glomerulonephritides) Date: circa 1886 nephritis marked by inflammation of the capillaries of the renal glomeruli
glomerulus
noun (plural glomeruli) Etymology: New Latin, glomerulus, glomerule, diminutive of Latin glomer-, glomus ball; akin to Latin globus globe Date: 1856 a small convoluted or ...
glomus
noun (plural glomera) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin glomer-, glomus Date: circa 1847 a small arteriovenous anastomosis together with its supporting structures
gloom
I. verb Etymology: Middle English gloumen Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to look, feel, or act sullen or despondent 2. to be or become overcast 3. to loom ...
gloomily
adverb see gloomy
gloominess
noun see gloomy
gloomy
adjective (gloomier; -est) Date: 1588 1. a. partially or totally dark; especially dismally and depressingly dark b. having a frowning or scowling appearance ; ...
Gloomy Gus
noun, plural (Gloomy Guses; also Gloomy Gusses) Usage: often not capitalized 1st G Etymology: from a comic-strip character created by Frederick Burr Opper died 1937 American ...
glop
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1944 1. a thick semiliquid substance (as food) that is usually unattractive in appearance 2. tasteless or worthless material ...
gloppy
adjective see glop
Gloria
noun Etymology: Latin, glory Date: 13th century 1. Gloria in Excelsis 2. Gloria Patri
Gloria in Excelsis
Etymology: Late Latin, glory (be to God) on high Date: 14th century a Christian liturgical hymn having the verse form of the Psalms
Gloria Patri
noun Etymology: Late Latin, glory (be) to the Father Date: 13th century a 2-verse doxology to the Trinity
glorification
noun see glorify
glorifier
noun see glorify
glorify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English glorifien, from Anglo-French glorifier, from Late Latin glorificare, from gloria Date: 14th century 1. a. to make ...
gloriosa daisy
noun Etymology: gloriosa from New Latin, literally, glorious Date: 1962 a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) of either of two tetraploid cultivars with large single or ...
glorious
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French glorios, from Latin gloriosus glorious, vainglorious, from gloria Date: 13th century 1. a. ...
gloriously
adverb see glorious
gloriousness
noun see glorious
glory
I. noun (plural glories) Etymology: Middle English glorie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin gloria Date: 14th century 1. a. praise, honor, or ...
glory be
interjection see glory III
glory-of-the-snow
noun Date: circa 1890 any of a genus (Chionodoxa) of hardy spring-flowering chiefly Mediterranean bulbous herbs of the lily family with basal leaves and racemes of blue, ...
gloss
I. noun Etymology: akin to Middle High German glosen to glow, shine; akin to Old English geolu yellow Date: 1538 1. a surface luster or brightness ; shine 2. a. a ...
gloss-
or glosso- combining form Etymology: Latin, from Greek glōss-, glōsso-, from glōssa 1. tongue 2. language
glossa
noun (plural glossae; also glossas) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek glōssa Date: circa 1852 a tongue or lingual structure especially in an insect; especially the median ...
glossarial
adjective see glossary
glossarist
noun Date: 1774 glossator
glossary
noun (plural -ries) Date: 14th century a collection of textual glosses or of specialized terms with their meanings • glossarial adjective
glossator
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that makes textual glosses 2. a compiler of a glossary
glossily
adverb see glossy I
glossiness
noun see glossy I
glossitis
noun Date: circa 1834 inflammation of the tongue
glosso-
combining form see gloss-
glossographer
noun Etymology: Greek glōssographos, from glōssa + graphein to write — more at carve Date: 1607 glossator
glossolalia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1879 tongue 4c • glossolalist noun
glossolalist
noun see glossolalia
glossopharyngeal
noun see glossopharyngeal nerve
glossopharyngeal nerve
noun Date: circa 1823 either of the ninth pair of cranial nerves that are mixed nerves and supply chiefly the pharynx, posterior tongue, and parotid gland — called also ...
glossy
I. adjective (glossier; -est) Date: 1556 1. having a surface luster or brightness 2. attractive in an artificially opulent, sophisticated, or smoothly captivating manner ...
glott-
or glotto- combining form Etymology: Greek glōtt-, glōtto- tongue, from glōssa, glōtta language
glottal
adjective Date: circa 1846 of, relating to, or produced in or by the glottis
glottal stop
noun Date: 1888 the interruption of the breath stream during speech by closure of the glottis
glotto-
combining form see glott-
glottochronological
adjective see glottochronology
glottochronology
noun Date: 1953 a linguistic method that uses the rate of vocabulary replacement to estimate the date of divergence for distinct but genetically related languages • ...
Gloucester
I. biographical name Duke of — see Humphrey II. geographical name 1. city NE Massachusetts on Cape Ann population 30,273 2. former city Canada in SE Ontario, now part of ...
Gloucestershire
or Gloucester geographical name county SW central England area 1055 square miles (2732 square kilometers), population 520,600
Gloucs
abbreviation Gloucestershire
glout
intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English — more at gloat Date: 14th century archaic frown, scowl
glove
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English glōf; akin to Old Norse glōfi glove Date: before 12th century 1. a. a covering for the hand having separate sections ...
glove box
noun Date: 1946 1. glove compartment 2. a sealed protectively lined compartment having holes to which are attached gloves for use in handling especially dangerous materials ...
glove compartment
noun Date: 1939 a small storage cabinet in the dashboard of an automobile
glove leather
noun Date: 1721 a soft lightweight leather
glover
noun Date: 14th century one that makes or sells gloves
Glover
I. biographical name John 1732-1797 American general in Revolution II. biographical name Sarah Ann 1785-1867 English music teacher
glow
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English glōwan; akin to Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow Date: before 12th century 1. a. to shine with ...
glow discharge
noun Date: 1844 a luminous electrical discharge without sparks through a gas
glow lamp
noun Date: 1884 a gas-discharge electric lamp in which most of the light proceeds from the glow of the gas near the cathode
glow plug
noun Date: circa 1941 a heating element in a diesel-engine cylinder to preheat the air and facilitate starting; also a similar element for ignition in other internal ...
glower
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English (Scots) glowren; akin to Middle Low German glūren to be overcast, Middle Dutch gloeren to leer Date: 15th century to look or ...
glowingly
adverb see glow I
glowworm
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century any of various luminous insect larvae or adults with wings rudimentary or lacking; especially a larva or wingless female ...
gloxinia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from B. P. Gloxin 18th century German botanist Date: circa 1820 any of a genus (Sinningia) of tuberous herbaceous gesneriads found from Mexico to ...
gloze
I. transitive verb (glozed; glozing) Etymology: Middle English glosen to gloss, flatter, from glose gloss Date: 14th century archaic gloss IV,1 II. transitive verb (glozed; ...
gluc-
or gluco- combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glucose
glucagon
noun Etymology: gluc- + -agon (perhaps from Greek agōn, present participle of agein to lead, drive) — more at agent Date: 1923 a protein hormone that is produced ...
glucan
noun Date: 1941 a polysaccharide (as glycogen or cellulose) that is a polymer of glucose
Gluck
I. biographical name Alma 1884-1938 née (Reba) Fiersohn American (Romanian-born) soprano II. biographical name Christoph Willibald 1714-1787 German composer
gluco-
combining form see gluc-
glucocorticoid
noun Date: 1950 any of a group of corticosteroids (as cortisol) that are involved especially in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, that are anti-inflammatory and ...
glucokinase
noun Date: 1950 a hexokinase found especially in the liver that catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose
gluconate
noun Date: 1884 a salt or ester of gluconic acid
gluconeogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1912 formation of glucose within the animal body especially by the liver from substances (as fats and proteins) other than carbohydrates
gluconic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from glucose + -ic Date: 1871 a crystalline acid C6H12O7 obtained by oxidation of glucose
glucosamine
noun Date: 1884 an amino derivative C6H13NO5 of glucose that occurs especially as a constituent of various polysaccharides that are components of structural substances (as ...
glucose
noun Etymology: French, modification of Greek gleukos must, sweet wine; akin to Greek glykys sweet — more at dulcet Date: 1840 1. a crystalline sugar C6H12O6; specifically ...
glucose phosphate
noun Date: 1912 a phosphate ester of glucose: as a. glucose-1-phosphate b. glucose-6-phosphate
glucose-1-phosphate
noun Etymology: from the position at which the phosphate group is attached Date: 1938 an ester C6H13O9P that reacts in the presence of a phosphorylase with aldoses and ...
glucose-6-phosphate
noun Etymology: from the position at which the phosphate group is attached Date: 1953 an ester C6H13O9P that is formed from glucose and ATP in the presence of a glucokinase ...
glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
noun Date: 1954 an enzyme found especially in red blood cells that dehydrogenates glucose-6-phosphate in a glucose degradation pathway alternative to the Krebs cycle
glucosidase
noun Date: 1909 an enzyme (as maltase) that hydrolyzes a glucoside
glucoside
noun Date: 1855 glycoside; especially a glycoside that yields glucose on hydrolysis • glucosidic adjective
glucosidic
adjective see glucoside
glucuronic acid
noun Etymology: gluc- + -uronic Date: 1911 a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of mucopolysaccharides (as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide
glucuronidase
noun Date: 1945 an enzyme that hydrolyzes a glucuronide; especially one that occurs widely (as in liver and spleen) and hydrolyzes the beta form of a glucuronide
glucuronide
noun Date: 1934 any of various derivatives of glucuronic acid that are formed especially as combinations with often toxic aromatic hydroxyl compounds and are excreted in the ...
glue
I. noun Etymology: Middle English glu, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin glut-, glus; akin to Latin gluten glue — more at clay Date: 14th century 1. a. any of various ...
gluey
adjective see glue I
glühwein
also gluhwein noun Etymology: German Glühwein, from glühen to mull, glow + Wein wine Date: 1898 mulled wine
gluhwein
noun see glühwein
gluily
adverb see glue I
glum
adjective (glummer; glummest) Etymology: akin to Middle English gloumen to gloom Date: 1547 1. broodingly morose 2. dreary, gloomy Synonyms: see sullen • glumly ...
glume
noun Etymology: New Latin gluma, from Latin, hull, husk; akin to Latin glubere to peel — more at cleave Date: 1789 a chaffy bract; specifically either of two empty bracts ...
glumly
adverb see glum
glumness
noun see glum
gluon
noun Etymology: 1glue + 2-on Date: 1971 a hypothetical neutral massless particle held to bind together quarks to form hadrons
glut
I. verb (glutted; glutting) Etymology: Middle English glouten, probably from Anglo-French glutir to swallow, from Latin gluttire — more at glutton Date: 14th century ...
glutamate
noun Date: 1876 a salt or ester of glutamic acid; specifically a salt or ester of levorotatory glutamic acid that functions as an excitatory neurotransmitter — compare ...
glutamic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gluten + amino + -ic Date: 1871 a crystalline amino acid C5H9NO4 widely distributed in plant and animal proteins
glutaminase
noun Date: 1938 an enzyme that hydrolyzes glutamine to glutamic acid and ammonia
glutamine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gluten + amine Date: circa 1885 a crystalline amino acid C5H10N2O3 that is found both free and in proteins in plants and ...
glutaraldehyde
noun Etymology: glutaric acid + aldehyde Date: 1951 a compound C5H8O2 that contains two aldehyde groups and is used especially in tanning leather and in the fixation of ...
glutaric acid
noun Etymology: probably from gluten + -aric (as in tartaric acid) Date: circa 1885 a crystalline acid C5H8O4 used especially in organic synthesis
glutathione
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gluta- (from glutamic acid) + thi- + -one Date: 1921 a peptide C10H17N3O6S that contains one amino-acid residue each of ...
glute
noun Date: 1984 gluteus — usually used in plural
gluteal
adjective Date: 1804 of or relating to the gluteus muscles
gluten
noun Etymology: Latin glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay Date: 1803 a tenacious elastic protein substance especially of wheat flour that gives cohesiveness to dough • ...
glutenous
adjective see gluten
glutethimide
noun Etymology: gluten + eth- + imide Date: 1955 a sedative-hypnotic drug C13H15NO2 that is a derivative of piperidine and has pharmacological properties similar to those of ...
gluteus
noun (plural glutei) Etymology: New Latin glutaeus, gluteus, from Greek gloutos buttock — more at cloud Date: circa 1681 any of the large muscles of the buttocks; ...
gluteus maximus
noun (plural glutei maximi) Etymology: New Latin, literally, largest gluteus Date: 1831 the outermost muscle of the three glutei found in each of the human buttocks
glutinous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin glutinosus, from glutin-, gluten Date: 15th century having the quality of glue ; gummy • glutinously adverb
glutinous rice
noun Date: 1900 the seeds of a short-grained cultivated rice (Oryza sativa glutinosa) that are plump and sticky when cooked
glutinously
adverb see glutinous
glutton
noun Etymology: Middle English glotoun, from Anglo-French glutun, glotun, from Latin glutton-, glutto; akin to Latin gluttire to swallow, gula throat, Old English ceole Date: ...
gluttonous
adjective Date: 14th century marked by or given to gluttony Synonyms: see voracious • gluttonously adverb • gluttonousness noun
gluttonously
adverb see gluttonous
gluttonousness
noun see gluttonous
gluttony
noun (plural -tonies) Date: 13th century 1. excess in eating or drinking 2. greedy or excessive indulgence
glyc-
or glyco- combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek glyk- sweet, from glykys 1. carbohydrate and especially sugar 2. glycine
glycan
noun Date: 1950 polysaccharide
glyceraldehyde
noun Etymology: glyceric acid + aldehyde Date: 1882 a sweet crystalline compound C3H6O3 that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism by the breakdown of ...
glyceric acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from glycerin Date: 1838 a syrupy acid C3H6O4 obtainable by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde
glyceride
noun Date: circa 1864 an ester of glycerol especially with fatty acids • glyceridic adjective
glyceridic
adjective see glyceride
glycerin
or glycerine noun Etymology: French glycérine, from Greek glykeros sweet; akin to Greek glykys Date: 1830 glycerol
glycerinate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1897 to treat with or preserve in glycerin
glycerine
noun see glycerin
glycerol
noun Etymology: glycerin + -ol Date: 1880 a sweet syrupy hygroscopic trihydroxy alcohol C3H8O3 usually obtained by the saponification of fats
glyceryl
noun Date: 1845 a radical derived from glycerol by removal of hydroxide; especially a trivalent radical CH2CHCH2
glycine
noun Date: 1851 a sweet crystalline amino acid C2H5NO2 obtained especially by hydrolysis of proteins
glyco-
combining form see glyc-
glycoalkaloid
noun Date: 1949 a bitter compound (as solanine) occurring in various plants and consisting of a glycoside of an alkaloid
glycogen
noun Date: circa 1864 a white amorphous tasteless polysaccharide (C6H10O5)x that is the principal form in which glucose is stored in animal tissues and especially muscle and ...
glycogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1886 the formation and storage of glycogen
glycogenolysis
noun (plural glycogenolyses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1909 the breakdown of glycogen especially to glucose in the animal body • glycogenolytic adjective
glycogenolytic
adjective see glycogenolysis
glycol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glyc- + -ol Date: 1857 diol; especially ethylene glycol
glycolic acid
or glycollic acid noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glycol + 1-ic Date: 1852 an alpha hydroxy acid C2H4O3 found especially in unripe grapes and sugar beets ...
glycolipid
noun Date: 1936 a lipid (as a ganglioside or a cerebroside) that contains a carbohydrate radical
glycollic acid
noun see glycolic acid
glycolysis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1892 the enzymatic breakdown of a carbohydrate (as glucose) by way of phosphate derivatives with the production of pyruvic or lactic acid and ...
glycolytic
adjective see glycolysis
glycopeptide
noun Date: 1959 glycoprotein
glycoprotein
noun Date: circa 1908 a conjugated protein in which the nonprotein group is a carbohydrate
glycosaminoglycan
noun Etymology: glyc- + hexosamine (amine derived from a hexose) + -o- + glycan Date: 1962 any of various polysaccharides derived from an amino hexose that are constituents ...
glycosidase
noun Date: 1941 an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a bond joining a sugar of a glycoside to an alcohol or another sugar unit
glycoside
noun Etymology: alteration of glucoside Date: 1855 any of numerous sugar derivatives that contain a nonsugar group bonded to an oxygen or nitrogen atom and that on hydrolysis ...
glycosidic
adjective see glycoside
glycosidically
adverb see glycoside
glycosuria
noun Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary glycose glucose + New Latin -uria Date: 1860 the presence in the urine of abnormal amounts of sugar
glycosyl
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glycose glucose Date: 1945 a monovalent radical derived from a cyclic form of glucose by removal of the hemiacetal ...
glycosylate
transitive verb see glycosylation
glycosylation
noun Date: 1945 the process of adding glycosyl radicals to a protein to form a glycoprotein • glycosylate transitive verb
glycyl
noun Date: 1901 the monovalent acyl radical NH2CH2CO– of glycine
glyph
noun Etymology: Greek glyphē carved work, from glyphein to carve — more at cleave Date: 1775 1. an ornamental vertical groove especially in a Doric frieze 2. a symbolic ...
glyphic
adjective see glyph
glyphosate
noun Etymology: perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary glycine + phosph- + 1-ate Date: 1972 a systemic organophosphate herbicide C3H8NO5P used to control ...
Glyptal
trademark — used for an alkyd
glyptic
noun Etymology: probably from French glyptique, from Greek glyptikē, from glyphein Date: circa 1818 the art or process of carving or engraving especially on gems
gm
abbreviation gram
GM
abbreviation 1. general manager 2. genetically modified 3. grand master 4. guided missile
GMO
abbreviation genetically modified organism
GMT
abbreviation Greenwich mean time
GMW
gram molecular weight
gn
abbreviation guinea
gnar
or gnarr intransitive verb (gnarred; gnarring) Etymology: imitative Date: 15th century snarl, growl
gnarl
I. intransitive verb Etymology: probably frequentative of gnar Date: 1593 snarl, growl II. transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from gnarled Date: 1814 to twist into ...
gnarled
adjective Etymology: probably alteration of knurled Date: 1603 1. full of knots or gnarls ; knotty 2. crabbed in disposition, aspect, or character
gnarly
adjective (gnarlier; gnarliest) Date: 1773 1. gnarled 2. slang a. difficult, hairy b. bad, nasty c. cool, good
gnarr
intransitive verb see gnar
gnash
transitive verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English gnasten Date: 15th century to strike or grind (as the teeth) together • gnash noun
gnat
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gnætt; akin to Old English gnagan to gnaw Date: before 12th century any of various small usually biting dipteran flies • ...
gnatcatcher
noun Date: 1839 any of a genus (Polioptila) of several small North and South American insectivorous oscine birds
gnathal
adjective see gnathic
gnathic
also gnathal adjective Etymology: Greek gnathos jaw Date: 1882 of or relating to the jaw
gnatty
adjective see gnat
gnaw
verb Etymology: Middle English gnawen, from Old English gnagan; akin to Old High German gnagan to gnaw Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to bite or chew ...
gnawer
noun see gnaw
gneiss
noun Etymology: German Gneis, alteration of Middle High German gneiste spark, from Old High German gneisto; akin to Old English fȳrgnāst spark Date: 1757 a foliated ...
gneissic
adjective see gneiss
gneissoid
adjective see gneiss
gneissose
adjective see gneiss
GNMA
abbreviation Government National Mortgage Association
gnocchi
noun plural Etymology: Italian, plural of gnocco, from Italian dialect (Veneto), probably of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German knöchel knuckle, knoche bone — more ...
gnome
I. noun Etymology: Greek gnōmē, from gignōskein to know — more at know Date: 1577 maxim, aphorism II. noun Etymology: French, from New Latin gnomus Date: 1661 1. an ...
gnomelike
adjective see gnome II
gnomic
adjective Date: 1815 1. characterized by aphorism 2. given to the composition of gnomic writing
gnomish
adjective see gnome II
gnomon
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek gnōmōn interpreter, pointer on a sundial, from gignōskein Date: 1546 1. an object that by the position or length of its shadow serves as ...
gnosis
noun Etymology: Greek gnōsis, literally, knowledge, from gignōskein Date: 1703 esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the ancient Gnostics to be essential to ...
Gnossus
geographical name — see Knossos
gnostic
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Late Latin gnosticus, from Greek gnōstikos of knowledge, from gignōskein Date: circa 1587 an adherent of gnosticism • gnostic ...
gnosticism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1664 the thought and practice especially of various cults of late pre-Christian and early Christian centuries distinguished by the ...
gnothi seauton
foreign term Etymology: Greek know thyself
gnotobiotic
adjective Etymology: Greek gnōtos known (from gignōskein to know) + biotē life, way of life — more at know, biota Date: 1949 of, relating to, living in, or being a ...
gnotobiotically
adverb see gnotobiotic
GNP
abbreviation gross national product
GnRH
abbreviation gonadotropin-releasing hormone
gnu
noun (plural gnu or gnus) Etymology: Khoikhoi t'gnu Date: 1777 wildebeest
go
I. verb (went; gone; going; goes) Etymology: Middle English gon, from Old English gān; akin to Old High German gān to go, Greek kichanein to reach, attain Date: before 12th ...
go about
phrasal to set about
go after
phrasal to try to get ; seek
go all the way
phrasal 1. to enter into complete agreement 2. to engage in sexual intercourse
go along
intransitive verb Date: 1535 1. to move along ; proceed 2. to go or travel as a companion 3. to act in cooperation or express agreement
go around
intransitive verb Date: circa 1520 1. a. to pass from place to place ; go here and there b. to have currency ; circulate 2. to satisfy demand ; fill the need
go at
phrasal 1. a. to make an attack on b. to make an approach to 2. undertake
go back on
phrasal 1. abandon 2. betray 3. fail
go begging
phrasal to be in little demand
go by
intransitive verb Date: 1508 pass 3b
go by the board
phrasal 1. to be carried over a ship's side 2. to be discarded
go down
intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. to go below the horizon ; set b. to fall to or as if to the ground c. to become submerged ; sink 2. to admit of ...
go down on
phrasal to perform fellatio or cunnilingus on
go easy
phrasal to be sparing
go fly a kite
phrasal to stop being an annoyance or disturbance
go for
phrasal 1. to pass for or serve as 2. to try to secure or attain (as a goal) 3. a. favor, accept b. to have an interest in or liking for 4. attack, assail
go for broke
phrasal to put forth all one's strength or resources

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