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ganoin
/gan"oh in/, n. Ichthyol. a hard, shiny, enamellike substance secreted by the corium, composing the outer layer of the scales of certain fishes. Also, ganoine. [1855-60; GANO(ID) ...
Gans, Eduard
▪ German jurist born March 22, 1798, Berlin died May 5, 1839, Berlin       a major German jurist and, for a time, a potent force in the revival of studies of Jewish ...
Gans, Joe
▪ American athlete byname of  Joseph Gaines  born November 25, 1874, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. died August 10, 1910, Baltimore  American professional boxer, known as the ...
Gansevoort
/ganz"vawrt, -vohrt/, n. Peter, 1749-1812, U.S. general: soldier in the American Revolutionary War. * * *
gansta rap
➡ rap * * *
Gansu
/gahn"syuu"/, n. Pinyin. a province in N central China. 12,650,000; 137,104 sq. mi. (355,099 sq. km). Cap.: Lanzhou. Also, Kansu. * * * or Kan-su conventional Kansu Province ...
Gante, Pedro de
▪ Franciscan monk original name  Peeter Van Der Moere   born 1486?, Ghent, Flanders [now in Belgium] died 1572, Mexico City       Franciscan monk who founded the ...
gantelope
/gan"tl ohp'/, n. Archaic. gauntlet2. [1640-50; var. of GANTLOPE] * * *
gantlet
gantlet1 /gant"lit, gawnt"-/, n. 1. Railroads. a track construction used in narrow places, in which two parallel tracks converge so that their inner rails cross, run parallel, ...
gantline
/gant"luyn'/, n. Naut. a rope rove through a single block hung from a mast, funnel, etc., as a means of hoisting workers, tools, flags, or the like. Also called ...
gantlope
/gant"lohp/, n. Archaic. gauntlet2. [1640-50; < Scand; cf. Sw gatlopp, lit., lane run, equiv. to gat(a) way, lane + lopp a running, course] * * *
Gantrisin
/gan"treuh sin/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of sulfisoxazole. * * *
gantry
/gan"tree/, n., pl. gantries. 1. a framework spanning a railroad track or tracks for displaying signals. 2. any of various spanning frameworks, as a bridgelike portion of certain ...
Ganttchart
Gantt chart (gănt) n. A chart that depicts progress in relation to time, often used in planning and tracking a project.   [After Henry Laurence Gantt (1861-1919), American ...
Ganymeda
/geuh nim"i deuh/, n. Class. Myth. Hebe. * * *
Ganymede
/gan"euh meed'/, n. 1. Also, Ganymedes /gan'euh mee"deez/. Class. Myth. a Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus and taken to Olympus, where he was made the cupbearer of the gods ...
Ganz, Rudolph
▪ American musician born Feb. 24, 1877, Zürich died Aug. 2, 1972, Chicago       pianist, conductor, and composer, who introduced works by contemporary composers such ...
Ganzhou
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Kan-chou , conventional  Kanchow        city, southern Jiangxi (Kiangsi) sheng (province), southeastern China. It is located on the ...
Gao
/gah"oh, gow/, n. a city in E Mali. 21,000. * * * ▪ Mali historically  Kawkaw        town, eastern Mali, western Africa. It is situated on the Niger River at the ...
GAO
See General Accounting Office. * * * ▪ Mali historically  Kawkaw        town, eastern Mali, western Africa. It is situated on the Niger River at the southern edge ...
Gao Gang
▪ Chinese political leader Wade-Giles romanization  Kao Kang , original name  Gao Chongde  born Oct. 25, 1905, Hengshan, Shaanxi province, China died Aug. 17, 1954, ...
Gao Ming
▪ Chinese author Wade-Giles romanization  Kao Ming , courtesy name (zi)  Zecheng  born c. 1305, Rui'an, Zhejiang province, China died c. 1370, Ninghai, Zhejiang ...
Gao Qipei
▪ Chinese painter Wade-Giles romanization  Kao Ch'i-p'ei  born 1660, Tieling, Liaoning province, China died 1734       technically innovative Chinese landscape ...
Gao Xingjian
born Jan. 4, 1940, Ganzhou, Jiangxi province, China Chinese émigré novelist and playwright. His novel Soul Mountain (1989) resulted from a pilgrimage in the form of a ...
Gaohou
▪ empress of Han dynasty Wade-Giles romanization  Kao-hou , also called  Lühou , or  Lüshi , personal name (xingming)  Lü Zhi , or  Lü Exu   died 180 BC, ...
gaol
—gaoler, n. /jayl/, n., v.t. Brit. jail. * * *
Gaon
—Gaonic /gay on"ik/, adj. /gah"ohn/; Seph. Heb. /gah awn"/; Ashk. Heb. /gah"ohn, goyn/, n., pl. Geonim Seph. Heb. /ge aw neem"/; Ashk. Heb. /gay oh"nim/, Eng. Gaons. 1. a title ...
Gaoual
▪ Guinea       town, northwestern Guinea, West Africa, on the Fouta Djallon plateau. It lies at the point where the Koumba and Nomo rivers join to form the Tominé and ...
Gaoxiong
Chin. /gow"shyawng"/, n. Pinyin. Kaohsiung. * * *
Gaozong
▪ emperor of Southern Song dynasty Wade-Giles romanization  Kao-tsung , personal name (xingming)  Zhao Gou  born 1107, China died 1187, China       temple name ...
Gaozu
or Kao-tsu orig. Liu Bang or Liu Pang born 256 BC, Peixian, in modern Jiangsu province, China died 195 BC, China Man of peasant background who rose to become the founder of ...
gap
—gapless, adj. /gap/, n., v., gapped, gapping. n. 1. a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach: We found a gap in the enemy's line of fortifications. 2. ...
gap junction
Cell Biol. a linkage of two adjacent cells consisting of a system of channels extending across a gap from one cell to the other, allowing the passage of ions and small ...
gap-toothed
/gap"toohtht', -toohdhd'/, adj. having a noticeable space between two teeth. Also, gat-toothed. [1560-70] * * *
GAPA
GAPA abbr. ground-to-air pilotless aircraft. * * *
gape
—gapingly, adv. /gayp, gap/, v., gaped, gaping, n. v.i. 1. to stare with open mouth, as in wonder. 2. to open the mouth wide involuntarily, as the result of hunger, sleepiness, ...
gaper
/gay"peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that gapes. 2. Also called horse clam. a large clam, Tresus capax, common on gravelly and coarse-sand beaches. [1630-40; GAPE + -ER1] * * *
gaper clam
▪ mollusk also called  Horse Clam        (Tresus nuttallii and Tresus capax), either of two species of bivalve mollusks of the family Mactridae. These clams live in ...
gapes
—gapy, adj. /gayps, gaps/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. Vet. Pathol. a parasitic disease of poultry and other birds, characterized by frequent gaping due to infestation of the ...
gapeseed
/gayp"seed', gap"-/, n. Brit. Dial. 1. a daydream or reverie. 2. an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or goal. 3. a person who gapes or stares in wonder, esp. a rustic or ...
gapeworm
/gayp"werrm', gap"-/, n. a nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that causes gapes. [1870-75; GAPE + WORM] * * *
gaping
gap·ing (gāʹpĭng) adj. Deep and wide open: a gaping wound; a gaping hole.   gapʹing·ly adv. * * *
gapingly
See gaping. * * *
gapjunction
gap junction n. An intercellular network of protein channels that facilitates the cell-to-cell passage of ions, hormones, and neurotransmitters. * * *
gaposis
/gap oh"sis/, n. Facetious. a noticeable gap or series of gaps, as between the fastened buttons or snaps on an overly tight garment. [1950-55; GAP + -OSIS] * * *
gapping
/gap"ing/, n. Ling. a rule of transformational grammar by which repeated instances of a verb are deleted from conjoined sentences, as in the deletion of brought from Mary brought ...
Gaprindashvili, Nona
▪ Soviet chess player born March 5, 1941, Zugdidi, Georgia, U.S.S.R.       women's world chess champion from 1962 to 1978. A strong attacking player, Gaprindashvili ...
gaptoothed
gaptoothed [gap′to͞otht΄] adj. having a gap between two teeth, as because of a missing tooth * * *
gar
gar1 /gahr/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) gar, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) gars. 1. Also called garfish, garpike. any predaceous freshwater fish of the genus ...
gar.
garage. * * *
garabā
▪ dance also spelled  Garbā,         dance form popular at festival times in Gujarāt, India. It is a simple, joyful dance, based on a circular pattern and ...
garage
—garageable, adj. /geuh rahzh", -rahj"/ or, esp. Brit., /gar"ij, -ahzh/, n., v., garaged, garaging. n. 1. a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles. 2. a ...
garage sale
a sale of used or unwanted household goods, personal items, bric-a-brac, etc., typically held in one's garage or yard. Also called tag sale, yard sale. [1960-65, Amer.] * * *
garageable
See garage. * * *
garageman
/geuh rahzh"man', -rahj"-/ or, esp. Brit., /gar"ij-, -ahzh-/, n., pl. garagemen. a person who works in a garage, as a mechanic or attendant. [1915-20; GARAGE + -MAN] * * *
garagesale
garage sale n. A sale of used household belongings, typically held outdoors or in a garage at the home of the seller. * * *
Garajonay National Park
▪ park, Spain       national park located at the centre of La Gomera island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife provincia (province), in the Canary Islands comunidad autónoma ...
garam masala
garam masala [gə räm′mə sä′lə, gär′əmmə sä′lə] n. a hot spice mixture, usually of ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and pepper, used in ...
Garamba National Park
▪ park, Democratic Republic of the Congo French  Parc National des Garamba        large natural area in northeastern Congo (Kinshasa), bordering on The Sudan (Sudan, ...
garammasala
ga·ram ma·sa·la (gä-rämʹ mä-säʹlä) n. A seasoning made by blending dry-roasted, ground spices, such as black pepper, cumin, cloves, and cardamom, used in the cooking ...
Garamond
/gar"euh mond'/, n. a printing type designed in 1540 by Claude Garamond (c1480-1561), French type founder. [1865-70] * * *
Garamond, Claude
▪ French publisher Garamond also spelled  Garamont   born 1499, Paris, France died 1561, Paris       French type designer and publisher.       Garamond was ...
Garand
/gar"euhnd, geuh rand"/, n. John C(antius) Fr. /kahonn"tsyyuus/, 1888-1974, U.S. inventor of M-1 semiautomatic rifle, born in Canada. * * *
Garand rifle
/gar"euhnd, geuh rand"/. See M-1. [1935-40; named after John C. GARAND] * * * ▪ weapon also called  M1 rifle        semiautomatic, gas-operated .30-calibre rifle ...
Garand, John C(antius)
born Jan. 1, 1888, St. Rémi, Que., Can. died Feb. 16, 1974, Springfield, Mass., U.S. Canadian-born U.S. firearms engineer. He moved with his family to Connecticut in 1898. ...
Garand, John C.
▪ American engineer in full  John Cantius Garand   born Jan. 1, 1888, St. Rémi, Quebec, Can. died Feb. 16, 1974, Springfield, Mass., U.S.  Canadian-born U.S. firearms ...
Garang, John
▪ 2006  Sudanese rebel leader and politician (b. June 23, 1945, Wangkulei, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan [now in The Sudan]—d. July 30/31, 2005, southern Sudan), was appointed to the ...
Garanhuns
▪ Brazil       city, eastern Pernambuco estado (state), northeastern Brazil. The city lies in the Serra Garanhuns, at 2,841 feet (866 m) above sea level. It was ...
Garašanin, Ilija
▪ prime minister of Serbia original name  Ilija Savić   born Jan. 16 [Jan. 28, New Style], 1812, Garaši, Serbia died June 16 [June 28], 1874, ...
Garavito, Luis
▪ Colombian serial killer in full  Luis Alfredo Garavito  born Jan. 25, 1957, Génova, Colom.       Colombian serial killer who was convicted of murdering 189 boys in ...
garb
—garbless, adj. /gahrb/, n. 1. a fashion or mode of dress, esp. of a distinctive, uniform kind: in the garb of a monk. 2. wearing apparel; clothes. 3. outward appearance or ...
Garba, Joseph Nanven
▪ 2003       Nigerian military officer and diplomat (b. July 17, 1943, Langtang, Nigeria—d. June 1, 2002, Abuja, Nigeria), participated in the 1975 bloodless coup that ...
garbage
/gahr"bij/, n. 1. discarded animal and vegetable matter, as from a kitchen; refuse. 2. any matter that is no longer wanted or needed; trash. 3. anything that is contemptibly ...
garbage can
a container, usually of metal or plastic, for the disposal of waste matter, esp. kitchen refuse. Cf. trash can. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
garbageman
/gahr"bij man'/, n., pl. garbagemen. a person employed to collect, haul away, and dispose of garbage; sanitation worker. [1885-90, Amer.; GARBAGE + MAN1] * * *
garbanzo
/gahr bahn"zoh/, n., pl. garbanzos. chickpea (def. 1). [1750-60, Amer.; < Sp, alter. of OSp arvanco; perh. akin to L ervum (see ERVIL)] * * *
Garbett, Cyril Forster
▪ British archbishop born Feb. 6, 1875, Tongham, Surrey, Eng. died Dec. 31, 1955, York, Yorkshire       archbishop of York and ecclesiastical writer who promoted a ...
garble
—garbleable, adj. —garbler, n. /gahr"beuhl/, v., garbled, garbling, n. v.t. 1. to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble: to garble instructions. 2. to make unfair or ...
garbler
See garble. * * *
Garbo
/gahr"boh/, n. Greta (Greta Lovisa Gustaffson), 1905-90, U.S. film actress, born in Sweden. * * *
Garbo, Greta
orig. Greta Louisa Gustafsson born Sept. 18, 1905, Stockholm, Swed. died April 15, 1990, New York, N.Y., U.S. Swedish-U.S. film star. She was working as a salesclerk when she ...
Garbo,Greta
Gar·bo (gärʹbō), Greta. Originally Greta Louisa Gustafsson. 1905-1990. Swedish-born American actress known for her reclusiveness and her performances in such films as Queen ...
garboard
gar·board (gärʹbôrd', -bōrd') n. The first range or strake of planks laid next to a ship's keel.   [Obsolete Dutch gaarboord: possibly Dutch gaar, cooked, done (from ...
garboard (strake)
garboard (strake) or garboard [gär′bôrd΄] n. 〚Du gaarbord < garen (contr. of gaderen, to GATHER) + boord, BOARD〛 the strake adjoining the keel * * *
garboard strake
Naut. the first strake on each side of a keel. [1620-30] * * *
garboil
/gahr"boyl/, n. Archaic. confusion. [1540-50; < MF garbouil < OIt garbuglio] * * *
garbologist
See garbology. * * *
garbology
—garbologist, n. /gahr bol"euh jee/, n. the study of the material discarded by a society to learn what it reveals about social or cultural patterns. [1976; GARB(AGE) + -O- + ...
Garborg, Arne Evensen
▪ Norwegian author Arne also spelled  Adne   born January 25, 1851, Time, Norway died January 14, 1924, Asker       novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist, one of ...
Garção, Pedro António Correia
▪ Portuguese poet born April 29, 1724, Lisbon, Port. died Nov. 10, 1772, Lisbon       one of Portugal's principal Neoclassical poets.       Garção studied law ...
García
(as used in expressions) Félix Rubén García Sarmiento García Lorca Federico García Márquez Gabriel José * * *
García (I)
▪ king of Navarre also called  García Iñiguez  died c. 860       self-styled king or chief of the Navarrese, centred in Pamplona. He is partly legendary, perhaps ...
García de la Huerta, Vicente
▪ Spanish writer born March 9, 1734, Zafra, Spain died March 12, 1787, Madrid       playwright, poet, and critic whose Neoclassical tragedy Raquel (1778) was once ...
García Gutiérrez, Antonio
▪ Spanish writer born July 5, 1813, Chiclana, Spain died Aug. 26, 1884, Madrid       dramatist whose play El trovador (1836; “The Troubadour”) was the most popular ...
García I (or II) Sanchez
▪ king of Pamplona born 919/921 died 970       king of Pamplona (Navarre) from 925 to 970, son of Sancho I Garcés and Queen Toda Aznar. He owed his throne to the ...
García II
▪ king of Galicia born 1042? died March 22, 1090, Luna Castle [Spain]       king of Galicia from 1065 to 1071. His father, Ferdinand I the Great, divided his lands ...
García II (or III)
▪ king of Pamplona and Aragon byname  García The Trembler,  Spanish  García El Trémulo  died 1005       king of Pamplona (Navarre) and of Aragon from about 994 ...
García III (or IV)
▪ king of Pamplona died Sept. 1, 1054, Atapuerca, Castile [Spain]       king of Pamplona (Navarre) from 1035 to 1054. Following an old custom, Sancho III the Great ...
García IV (or V)
▪ king of Pamplona byname  García The Restorer,  Spanish  García El Restaurador  died Nov. 21, 1150, Lorca, Navarre [Spain]       king of Pamplona (Navarre) from ...
García Lorca
/gahr see"euh lawr"keuh/; Sp. /gahrdd thee"ah lawrdd"kah, -see"ah/ Federico /fed'euh ree"koh/; Sp. /fe'dhe rddee"kaw/, 1899-1936, Spanish poet and dramatist. * * *
García Lorca, Federico
born June 5, 1898, Fuente Vaqueros, Granada province, Spain died Aug. 18 or 19, 1936, between Víznar and Alfacar, Granada province Spanish poet and dramatist. García Lorca ...
García Lorca,Federico
Gar·cí·a Lor·ca (gär-sēʹə lôrʹkä, gär-thēʹä), Federico. 1898-1936. Spanish poet and playwright. Considered Spain's leading modern poet for works such as Lament ...
García Márquez
/gahr see"euh mahr"kes/; Sp. /gahrdd see"ah mahrdd"kes/ Gabriel /gay"bree euhl, gah'bree el"/; Sp. /gah'vrddee el"/, born 1928, Colombian novelist and short-story writer: Nobel ...
García Márquez, Gabriel
▪ Colombian author Introduction born March 6, 1928, Aracataca, Colombia    Colombian novelist and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who was awarded the Nobel ...
García Márquez, Gabriel (José)
born March 6, 1928, Aracataca, Colom. Latin American writer. He worked many years as a journalist in Latin American and European cities and later also as a screenwriter and ...
García Márquez,Gabriel
Gar·cí·a Már·quez (gär-sēʹə märʹkəs, -kĕs), Gabriel. Born 1928. Colombian-born writer known especially for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967). He won ...
García Moreno
/gahr see"euh meuh ray"noh/; Sp. /gahrdd see"ah maw rdde"naw/ Gabriel /gay"bree euhl, gah'bree el"/; Sp. /gah'vrddee el"/, 1821-75, Ecuadorian journalist and political leader: ...
García Moreno, Gabriel
▪ president of Ecuador born December 24, 1821, Guayaquil, Ecuador died August 6, 1875, Quito  initiator of a church-oriented dictatorship in Ecuador (1861–75). His rule, ...
Garcia Ponce, Juan
▪ 2004 pen name Jorge Olmo        Mexican man of letters (b. Sept. 22, 1932, Mérida, Mex.—d. Dec. 27, 2003, Mexico City, Mex.), wrote more than 40 imaginative works ...
García Robles, Alfonso
▪ Mexican diplomat born March 20, 1911, Zamora, Michoacán, Mex. died Sept. 2, 1991, Mexico City       Mexican diplomat and advocate of nuclear disarmament, ...
García Robles,Alfonso
Gar·cí·a Ro·bles (gär-sēʹə rōʹbləs, -blĕs), Alfonso. 1911-1991. Mexican diplomat. He shared the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in United Nations nuclear ...
García y Íñiguez
/gahrdd see"ah ee ee"nyee ges/, Calixto /kah lees"taw/ 1839?-98, Cuban lawyer, soldier, and revolutionist. * * *
Garcia, Alan
▪ 2007  Former Peruvian president Alan García emerged victorious in the final round of Peru's presidential election, held on June 4, 2006, defeating retired army colonel and ...
Garcia, Carlos Polestico
▪ president of Philippines born Nov. 4, 1896, Talibon, Phil. died June 14, 1971, Quezon City       fourth president of the Republic of the Philippines. After graduating ...
Garcia, Jerome John
▪ 1996       ("JERRY"), U.S. musician (b. Aug. 1, 1942, San Francisco, Calif.—d. Aug. 9, 1995, Forest Knolls, Calif.), personified the hippie counterculture for three ...
García, Manuel
▪ Spanish vocal teacher born March 17, 1805, Madrid died July 1, 1906, London       the most renowned European teacher of singing in the 19th century.       The ...
García, Manuel del Popolo
▪ Spanish singer and composer in full  Manuel del Popolo Vicente García   born January 22, 1775, Sevilla, Spain died June 2, 1832, Paris, France       Spanish tenor ...
Garcia,Jerome John
Gar·ci·a (gär-sēʹə), Jerome John. Known as “Jerry.” 1942-1995. American musician who gained fame as the cofounder and lead guitarist of the folk-rock group the ...
Garcilaso de la Vega
/gahr'seuh lah"soh deuh leuh vay"geuh/; Sp. /gahrdd'thee lah"saw dhe lah ve"gah, gahrdd'see-/ 1. 1503?-36, Spanish poet. 2. ("el Inca") 1539?-1616, Peruvian historian and author ...
Garcilasode la Vega
Gar·ci·la·so de la Ve·ga (gär'sə-läʹsō də lə vāʹgə, gär-thē-läʹsō thĕ lä vĕʹgä), Known as “El Inca.” 1539?-1616. Peruvian-born Spanish soldier, ...
Garcinia
▪ tree genus       genus in the family Clusiaceae, with 240 species of trees and shrubs found throughout the tropics, but especially in the Paleotropics. . The best ...
garçon
/gannrdd sawonn"/, n., pl. garçons /-sawonn"/. French. 1. (usually in direct address) a waiter in a restaurant. 2. a boy or a young unmarried man. 3. a male employee or ...
garçonnière
garçonnière [gȧr sō̂ nyer′] n. 〚Fr〛 a bachelor's apartment or quarters * * *
Gard
/gannrdd/, n. a department in S France. 494,575; 2271 sq. mi. (5882 sq. km). Cap.: Nîmes. * * *
Gard, Pont du
▪ Roman bridge-aqueduct, Nîmes, France  (French: “Bridge of the Gard”), giant bridge-aqueduct, a notable ancient Roman engineering work constructed about 19 BC to carry ...
Garda
/gahr"deuh/, n. Lake, a lake in N Italy: the largest lake in Italy. 35 mi. (56 km) long; 143 sq. mi. (370 sq. km). * * *
Garda, Lake
ancient Lacus Benacus Lake, northern Italy. Largest of the Italian lakes, it is 34 mi (54 km) long and 2 to 11 mi (3 to 18 km) wide, with a shoreline of 77.5 mi (125 km). It ...
Garda,Lake
Gar·da (gärʹdə), Lake A lake of northern Italy east of Milan. Its shoreline is dotted with resorts and vineyards. * * *
gardant
/gahr"dnt/, adj. guardant. * * *
Gardasil
▪ vaccine  trade name of human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) vaccine, recombinant, the first HPV vaccine used primarily to prevent cervical ...
garde-manger
/gannrddd mahonn zhay"/, n., pl. garde-manger. French. 1. a cool room used for storing foods and for preparing certain dishes, esp. cold buffet dishes. 2. a chef or cook who ...
Gardel, Carlos
▪ Argentine actor and singer born , either Dec. 11, 1887, Tacuarembó, Uruguay, or Dec. 24, 1890, Toulouse, Fr. died June 24, 1935, Medellín, Colom.       Argentine ...
garden
—gardenable, adj. —gardenless, adj. —gardenlike, adj. /gahr"dn/, n. 1. a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs are ...
Garden
/gahr"dn/, n. Mary, 1877-1967, U.S. soprano. * * * I Plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers, vegetables, or trees are cultivated. The earliest surviving detailed garden ...
garden and landscape design
Introduction       the development and decorative planting of gardens, yards, grounds, parks, and other types of areas. Gardening and landscape design is used to enhance ...
garden apartment
1. an apartment on the ground floor of an apartment building having direct access to a backyard or garden. 2. a low-level apartment building or building complex surrounded by ...
garden apartments
☆ garden apartments n. a complex of low apartment buildings surrounded by lawn or landscaped areas * * *
garden balsam
garden balsam n. a fleshy annual garden impatiens (Impatiens balsamina) with roselike white, lavender, yellow, pink, or red blossoms borne along the main stem in leaf axils * * *
garden carpet
      floor covering designed as a Persian garden seen from directly above. The design consists of a central watercourse, with tributary canals of various sizes, ...
garden center
a store that sells gardening supplies, as seeds, plants, fertilizer, and tools. [1960-65] * * *
garden city
a residential community or section of a community with landscaped gardens, parks, and other open areas. [1840-50] * * * Ideal planned community as envisioned by the British town ...
Garden City
1. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 35,640. 2. a city on W Long Island, in SE New York. 22,927. 3. a city in W Kansas. 18,256. * * * Ideal planned community as envisioned by ...
garden cress
a peppergrass, Lepidium sativum, used as a salad vegetable. [1570-80] * * *
Garden Grove
a city in SW California. 123,351. * * * City (pop., 2000: 165,196), southwestern California, U.S. Located south of Anaheim, it is a growing suburban residential area. It is the ...
garden heliotrope
the common valerian, Valeriana officinalis, esp. when cultivated as an ornamental. [1900-05] * * *
Garden Island
▪ island, Western Australia, Australia       Australian island in the Indian Ocean, just off the southwest coast of Western Australia, 30 mi (48 km) southwest of Perth. ...
garden loosestrife.
See under loosestrife (def. 1). * * *
Garden of Eden
Eden. * * *
garden of England
a popular name for Kent, a county in south-east England. Many different types of fruit and vegetables are grown there and in the past it was famous for the number of fruit ...
garden party
a party given out of doors in a garden or yard. [1865-70] * * *
garden pea
pea1 (defs. 1-3). [1620-30] * * *
garden sage
garden sage see SAGE2 (sense 1) n. * * *
garden spider
▪ arachnid cross spider        a member of the orb weaver family Araneidae (order Araneida) characterized by white marks arranged in the form of a cross on the ...
Garden State
New Jersey (used as a nickname). * * *
garden webworm.
See under webworm. * * *
Garden, Mary
▪ Scottish singer born Feb. 20, 1874, Aberdeen, Scot. died Jan. 3, 1967, Aberdeen  soprano famous for her vivid operatic portrayals. She was noted for her acting as well as ...
Garden,Alexander
Gar·den (gärʹdn), Alexander. 1730?-1791. Scottish-born American naturalist and physician who contributed to the classification of New World plants. The gardenia is named ...
garden-path
gar·den-path (gärʹdn-păth', -päth') adj. Of or relating to a sentence that is easily misparsed, as The horse raced past the barn fell, in which people people usually ...
garden-variety
/gahr"dn veuh ruy'i tee/, adj. common, usual, or ordinary; unexceptional. [1925-30] * * *
Gardena
/gahr dee"neuh/, n. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 45,165. * * *
gardenapartment
garden apartment n. A unit in a low-rise apartment complex that includes a substantial amount of open, usually landscaped ground. * * *
gardencity
garden city n. A residential suburb or community planned so as to provide a pleasant environment with low-density housing and open public land. * * *
gardencress
garden cress n. An annual herb (Lepidium sativum) of the mustard family, having pungent leaves and usually grown as a salad plant. * * *
gardener
/gahrd"neuhr/, n. 1. a person who is employed to cultivate or care for a garden, lawn, etc. 2. any person who gardens or is skillful in gardening. [1250-1300; ME < ONF gardinier ...
Gardener, Helen Hamilton
▪ American writer, reformer and public official original name  Alice Chenoweth  born Jan. 21, 1853, Winchester, Va., U.S. died July 26, 1925, Washington, D.C.  American ...
Gardeners’ Question Time
a popular British radio programme, broadcast once a week on BBC Radio 4 since 1947. It is recorded in different towns around the country, where local people ask a group of ...
Gardeners’ World
a British television programme, broadcast on BBC2 since 1968. It is filmed in a real garden, and usually gives advice on how to grow different types of flowers and plants. * * *
GardenGrove
Garden Grove A city of southern California, a residential suburb of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Population: 143,050. * * *
gardenheliotrope
garden heliotrope n. A widely cultivated valerian (Valeriana officinalis) having clusters of small, fragrant, purplish, pink, or white flowers and strong-smelling rhizomes ...
gardenia
/gahr dee"nyeuh, -nee euh/, n. 1. any evergreen tree or shrub belonging to the genus Gardenia, of the madder family, native to the warmer parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, ...
gardening
/gahrd"ning/, n. 1. the act of cultivating or tending a garden. 2. the work or art of a gardener. [1570-80; GARDEN + -ING1] * * * Laying out and tending of a garden. Though ...
Gardenof Eden
Garden of Eden n. See Eden. * * *
garderobe
/gahrd"rohb'/, n. 1. a wardrobe or its contents. 2. a private room, as a bedroom. 3. (in medieval architecture) a latrine or privy. [1400-50; late ME < MF: lit., (it) keeps ...
Gardeyz
▪ Afghanistan also spelled  Gardēz         town, eastern Afghanistan, located on a high plain at an elevation of 7,550 feet (2,300 m), near the Jolgeh-ye Janūbī ...
Gardiner
/gahrd"neuhr, gahr"dn euhr/, n. 1. Samuel Rawson /raw"seuhn/, 1829-1902, English historian. 2. Stephen, 1483-1555, English ecclesiastic and statesman. * * * ▪ Maine, United ...
Gardiner, James Garfield
▪ Canadian politician also called  Jimmy Gardiner  born Nov. 30, 1883, Farquhar, Ont., Can. died Jan. 12, 1962, Lemberg, Sask.       Canadian politician who twice ...
Gardiner, Samuel Rawson
born March 4, 1829, Ropley, near Alresford, Hampshire, Eng. died Feb. 23, 1902, Sevenoaks, Kent English historian whose career was dedicated to the study of the English Civil ...
Gardiner, Stephen
▪ English bishop and statesman born c. 1482, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Eng. died Nov. 12, 1555, London       English bishop and statesman, a leading exponent of ...
Gardini, Raul
▪ 1994       Italian entrepreneur (b. June 7, 1933, Ravenna, Italy—d. July 23, 1993, Milan, Italy), turned a provincial, family-owned agribusiness into Italy's ...
Gardner
/gahrd"neuhr/, n. 1. Erle Stanley /errl/, 1889-1970, U.S. writer of detective stories. 2. Dame Helen (Louise), 1908-86, British educator and literary critic. 3. John (Champlin, ...
Gardner Museum
▪ museum, Boston, Massachusetts, United States in full  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,         home and art collection, located in Fenway Court, Boston, Mass., U.S. ...
Gardner, Alexander
born Oct. 17, 1821, Paisley, Scot. died 1882, Washington, D.C., U.S. Scottish-born U.S. photographer. In 1856, the year he emigrated from Scotland, he was hired by Mathew B. ...
Gardner, Ava
▪ American actress in full  Ava Lavinia Gardner  born December 24, 1922, Grabtown, North Carolina, U.S. died January 25, 1990, London, England       American film ...
Gardner, Ava (Lavinia)
born Dec. 24, 1922, Grabtown, N.C., U.S. died Jan. 25, 1990, London, Eng. U.S. film actress. Born to a tenant farmer, she appeared in minor film parts until her role in The ...
Gardner, Beatrix Tugendhut
▪ 1996       Austrian-born U.S. psychologist who with her husband, R. Allan Gardner, taught a chimpanzee sign language (b. July 13, 1933—d. June 5, 1995). * * *
Gardner, David and Tom
▪ 1997        U.S. entrepreneurs David and Tom Gardner, co-founders of the Motley Fool: The Online Investment Forum for the Individual Investor, emerged in 1996 as ...
Gardner, Erle Stanley
born July 17, 1889, Malden, Mass., U.S. died March 11, 1970, Temecula, Calif. U.S. detective novelist. He dropped out of college and was admitted to the California bar after ...
Gardner, Helen
▪ American art historian and educator born March 17, 1878, Manchester, N.H., U.S. died June 4, 1946, Chicago, Ill.  American art historian and educator whose exhaustive, ...
Gardner, Herbert George
▪ 2004 “Herb”        American playwright (b. Dec. 28, 1934, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. Sept. 24, 2003, New York, N.Y.), featured eccentric characters struggling against ...
Gardner, Isabella Stewart
▪ American arts patron née  Isabella Stewart  born April 14, 1840, New York, New York, U.S. died July 17, 1924, Boston, Massachusetts       eclectic American ...
Gardner, John
▪ American author in full  John Champlin Gardner, Jr.   born July 21, 1933, Batavia, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 14, 1982, near Susquehanna, Pa.       American novelist and ...
Gardner, John Edmond
▪ 2008       British writer born Nov. 20, 1926 , Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, Eng. died Aug. 3, 2007, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Eng. was the author of more than 50 ...
Gardner, John William
▪ 2003       American social and political activist (b. Oct. 8, 1912, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. Feb. 16, 2002, Palo Alto, Calif.), had a more than half-century-long ...
Gardner, Percy
▪ British archaeologist born Nov. 24, 1846, London, Eng. died July 17, 1937, Oxford, Oxfordshire       English archaeologist who was noted for his contributions to the ...
Gardner,Erle Stanley
Gard·ner (gärdʹnər), Erle Stanley. 1889-1970. American lawyer and detective novelist known for creating the character of Perry Mason, a clever attorney. * * *
Gardner,Isabella Stewart
Gardner, Isabella Stewart. 1840-1924. American collector and patron of the arts. She built a villa and gallery in Boston to house her exceptional collection of art objects and ...
gardyloo
/gahr'dee looh"/, interj. (a cry formerly used in Scotland to warn pedestrians when slops were about to be thrown from an upstairs window.) [1760-70; Anglicized form of F gare ...
gare
/gair/, n. low-grade wool fibers from the legs of sheep. [1535-45; < AF, var. of OF gard, jart] * * *
Gareth
/gar"ith/, n. 1. Arthurian Romance. nephew of King Arthur and a knight of the Round Table. 2. a male given name. * * *
Gareth Edwards
➡ Edwards (II) * * *
Garfield
/gahr"feeld'/, n. 1. James Abram, 1831-81, 20th president of the U.S., 1881. 2. a city in NE New Jersey. 26,803. 3. a male given name. * * * ▪ comic strip by ...
Garfield Heights
a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland. 33,380. * * *
Garfield, James A(bram)
born Nov. 19, 1831, near Orange, Ohio, U.S. died Sept. 19, 1881, Elberon, N.J. 20th president of the U.S. (1881). He was the last president born in a log cabin. He attended ...
Garfield, James A.
▪ president of United States in full  James Abram Garfield  born November 19, 1831, near Orange [in Cuyahoga county], Ohio, U.S. died September 19, 1881, Elberon [now in ...
Garfield, John
▪ American actor original name  Jacob Julius Garfinkel  born March 4, 1913, New York, New York, U.S. died May 21, 1952, New York City       American film and stage ...
Garfield, Lucretia
▪ American first lady née  Lucretia Rudolph  born April 19, 1832, Hiram, Ohio, U.S. died March 13, 1918, Pasadena, California  American first lady (March 4–September ...
Garfield,James Abram
Gar·field (gärʹfēld'), James Abram. 1831-1881. The 20th President of the United States (1881). He was assassinated by Charles Guiteau (1841-1882), a frustrated ...
GarfieldMountain
Garfield Mountain A peak, 3,343.1 m (10,961 ft) high, in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana. It is the highest elevation of the range. * * *
garfish
/gahr"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) garfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) garfishes. gar1. [1400-50; late ME; cf. OE gar spear] * * ...
Garfunkel
/gahr"fung keuhl/, n. Art (Arthur), born 1942, U.S. singer. * * *
garg.
(in prescriptions) a gargle. [ < L gargarisma] * * *
Gargallo, Pablo
▪ Spanish sculptor in full  Pablo Gargallo y Catalán  born 1881, Mailla, Spain died December 28, 1934, Reus       Spanish sculptor who was among the first artists to ...
garganey
/gahr"geuh nee/, n., pl. garganeys. a small Old World duck, Anas querquedula. [1660-70; according to K. von Gesner, who introduced the term, a dial. form of It garganello name ...
Gargano
▪ promontory, Italy Italian  Promontorio Del Gargano,  also called  Monte Gargano,         mountainous promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea from the east coast ...
Gargano Promontory
ancient Garganum Mountainous promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea from eastern coast of Italy. Called "the spur of the Italian boot," it is 40 mi (65 km) long and 25 mi (40 ...
Garganta del Diablo
▪ gorge, South America SpanishDevil's Gorge or Devil's Throat, Portuguese  Garganta do Diabo        spectacular cataract on the Río Iguazú (Rio Iguaçu) at the ...
Gargantua
/gahr gan"chooh euh/, n. 1. an amiable giant and king, noted for his enormous capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel. 2. (italics) a satirical novel ...
gargantuan
/gahr gan"chooh euhn/, adj. gigantic; enormous; colossal: a gargantuan task. [1585-95; GARGANTU(A) + -AN] Syn. huge, mammoth, immense, vast, elephantine. * * *
Gargas
Cave in southern France, discovered in 1887, containing murals from the Aurignacian Period. On its clay walls and ceiling are finger tracings and engraved pictures of wild ...
garget
—gargety, adj. /gahr"git/, n. 1. Vet. Pathol. inflammation of the udder of a cow; bovine mastitis. 2. pokeweed. [1580-90; earlier, inflammation of the head or throat in ...
gargle
—gargler, n. /gahr"geuhl/, v., gargled, gargling, n. v.i. 1. to wash or rinse the throat or mouth with a liquid held in the throat and kept in motion by a stream of air from ...
gargoyle
—gargoyled, adj. /gahr"goyl/, n. 1. a grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal. 2. a spout, terminating in a grotesque representation of a human or animal figure with ...
gargoyled
See gargoyle. * * *
gargoylism
/gahr"goy liz'euhm/, n. Pathol. a congenital abnormality characterized chiefly by dwarfism, grotesque deformities of the head, trunk, and limbs, mental retardation, and ...
garibaldi
/gar'euh bawl"dee/, n. 1. a loose blouse worn by women and children in the mid-19th century, made in imitation of the red shirts worn by the soldiers of Garibaldi. 2. a brilliant ...
Garibaldi
—Garibaldian, adj., n. /gar'euh bawl"dee/; It. /gah'rddee bahl"dee/, n. Giuseppe /jeuh sep"ee/; It. /jooh zep"pe/, 1807-82, Italian patriot and general. * * *
Garibaldi biscuit
➡ Garibaldi * * *
Garibaldi, Giuseppe
born July 4, 1807, Nice, French Empire died June 2, 1882, Caprera, Italy Italian patriot and soldier of the Risorgimento. He came under the influence of Giuseppe Mazzini in ...
Garibaldi, Mount
▪ mountain, Canada       peak in southern British Columbia, Canada, in the Coast Mountains east of the Cheakamus River. Glacier-capped, it is 8,787 ft (2,678 m) high and ...
Garibaldi,Giuseppe
Gar·i·bal·di (găr'ə-bôlʹdē, gä'rē-bälʹdē), Giuseppe. 1807-1882. Italian general and nationalist who led 1,000 volunteers in the capture of Sicily and Naples (1860). ...
Garibay, Ricardo
▪ 2000       Mexican writer and journalist who vividly depicted modern-day Mexico in more than 50 books, including the novels Beber un cáliz (1965) and La casa que arde ...
Garifuna
Ga·ri·fu·na (gä'rē-fo͞oʹnə) n. pl. Garifuna or Garifu·nas A member of a people of mixed Carib and African ancestry living along the Caribbean coast of Honduras, ...
Garinei, Pietro
▪ 2007       Italian playwright and impresario (b. Feb. 25, 1919, Trieste, Italy—d. May 9, 2006, Rome, Italy), introduced (with his longtime writing partner, Sandro ...
Garis, Howard R
▪ American author born April 25, 1873, Binghamton, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 6, 1962, Amherst, Mass.       author, creator of the Uncle Wiggily series of children's stories, ...
garish
—garishly, adv. —garishness, n. /gair"ish, gar"-/, adj. 1. crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes or decoration. 2. excessively ornate or elaborate, ...
garishly
See garish. * * *
garishness
See garishly. * * *
Garissa
▪ Kenya       town, east-central Kenya. The town is a market centre situated on the Tana River, and its industries process food, beverages, and tobacco products; ...
garland
—garlandless, adj. —garlandlike, adj. /gahr"leuhnd/, n. 1. a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as ...
Garland
/gahr"leuhnd/, n. 1. Hamlin /ham"lin/, 1860-1940, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet. 2. Judy (Frances Gumm), 1922-69, U.S. singer and actress. 3. a city in NE Texas, ...
garland crab apple.
See American crab apple. * * *
Garland, (Hannibal)Hamlin
Garland, (Hannibal) Hamlin. 1860-1940. American writer whose stories and novels, including the autobiographical A Son of the Middle Border (1917), depict the hardships endured by ...
Garland, Hamlin
▪ American writer born Sept. 14, 1860, West Salem, Wis., U.S. died March 4, 1940, Hollywood, Calif.  American author perhaps best remembered for his short stories and his ...
Garland, Hank
▪ 2005 Walter Louis Garland        American musician (b. Nov. 11, 1930, Cowpens, S.C.—d. Dec. 27, 2004, Orange Park, Fla.), was a legendary country, jazz, and rock ...
Garland, John
▪ English grammarian and poet also called  Johannes De Garlandia  born c. 1180, , England died c. 1252       English grammarian and poet whose writings were important ...
Garland, Judy
orig. Frances Gumm born June 10, 1922, Grand Rapids, Minn., U.S. died June 22, 1969, London, Eng. U.S. singer and film actress. Born into a family of vaudeville performers, ...
Garland,Judy
Garland, Judy. Originally Frances Gumm. 1922-1969. American actress and singer best remembered for her performance as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939). * * *
garlandchrysanthemum
garland chrysanthemum n. An annual Mediterranean herb (Chrysanthemum coronarium) of the composite family, having yellow florets grouped in small rayed flower heads and aromatic, ...
garlandflower
garland flower n. A European evergreen shrub (Daphne cneorum) having fragrant rose, pink, or white flowers grouped in dense terminal heads. * * *
garlic
—garlicked, garlicky, adj. /gahr"lik/, n. 1. a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine. 2. any of ...
garlicchive
garlic chive n. See Chinese chive. * * *
garlicked
garlicked [gär′likt] adj. seasoned with garlic * * *
garlicky
gar·lick·y (gärʹlĭ-kē) adj. Containing, tasting of, or smelling of garlic. * * *
garlicmustard
garlic mustard n. A Eurasian weed (Alliaria petiolata) having small white flowers and an odor of garlic. * * *
garment
—garmentless, adj. /gahr"meuhnt/, n. 1. any article of clothing: dresses, suits, and other garments. 2. an outer covering or outward appearance. v.t. 3. to clothe, dress, or ...
garment bag
1. a travel bag made of pliable, durable material with a handle and a zipper closure, designed to hang straight or fold double and used to carry suits, dresses, coats, or the ...
Garment District
an area in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City, including portions of Seventh Avenue and Broadway between 34th and 40th Streets and the streets intersecting them, that ...
garment industry
      the manufacture of clothing. See dress; textile. * * *
garmentbag
garment bag n. A long zippered bag used to carry and protect suits, dresses, and coats when traveling. * * *
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Gar·misch-Par·ten·kir·chen (gärʹmĭsh-pärʹtn-kîr'kən, -KHən) A city of south-central Germany in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps near Oberammergau. It is a noted ...
Garneau
Fr. /gannrdd noh"/, n. François Xavier Fr. /frddahonn swann" gzann vyay"/, 1809-66, Canadian historian. * * *
Garneau, François-Xavier
▪ Canadian writer born June 15, 1809, Quebec, Lower Canada [now Quebec, Can.] died Feb. 3, 1866, Quebec  first outstanding French-Canadian historian, known as the father of ...
Garneau, Hector de Saint-Denys
▪ Canadian poet born June 13, 1912, Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Que., Can. died Oct. 24, 1943, Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault       poet who was the cofounder of ...
Garneau, Marc
▪ Canadian astronaut born Feb. 23, 1949, Quebec city, Que., Can.    Canadian naval officer and astronaut, the first Canadian citizen to go into space.       Garneau ...
garner
/gahr"neuhr/, v.t. 1. to gather or deposit in or as if in a granary or other storage place. 2. to get; acquire; earn: He gradually garnered a national reputation as a financial ...

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