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/gahr"neuhr/, n. John Nance /nans/, 1868-1967, vice president of the U.S. 1933-41. * * *
Garner, Alan
▪ British author born Oct. 17, 1934, Congleton, Cheshire, Eng.       British writer whose works, noted for their somewhat idiosyncratic style, appeal primarily to young ...
Garner, Erroll (Louis)
born June 15, 1921, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died Jan. 2, 1977, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. pianist and composer, one of the most virtuosic and popular pianists in jazz. Garner was ...
Garner, John Nance
born Nov. 22, 1868, Red River county, Texas, U.S. died Nov. 7, 1967, Uvalde, Texas U.S. politician. He practiced law before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives ...
Garnerin, André-Jacques
▪ French parachutist born Jan. 31, 1769, Paris, France died Aug. 18, 1823, Paris  French aeronaut, the first person to use a parachute regularly and successfully. He ...
—garnetlike, adj. /gahr"nit/, n. 1. any of a group of hard, vitreous minerals, silicates of calcium, magnesium, iron, or manganese with aluminum or iron, varying in color: a ...
/gahr"nit/, n. Henry Highland, 1815-82, U.S. clergyman and abolitionist. * * * Any of a group of common silicate minerals with identical crystal structure but highly variable ...
garnet jade.
See Transvaal jade. * * *
garnet paper
an abrasive paper coated with pulverized garnet. [1900-05] * * *
Garnet, Henry Highland
born 1815, New Market, Md., U.S. died Feb. 13, 1882, Liberia U.S. clergyman and abolitionist. Born a slave, he escaped in 1824 to New York, where he became a Presbyterian ...
/gahr'ni tif"euhr euhs/, adj. containing or yielding garnets. [1850-55; GARNET + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
—garnetter, n. /gahr net"/, v.t. 1. Textiles. to reduce (waste material) to its fibrous state for reuse in textile manufacturing. n. 2. a machine used in garnetting. [1885-90; ...
/gahr"nit, gahr net"/, n. Constance Black, 1862-1946, English translator from Russian. * * *
Garnett, Constance
▪ English translator née  Black  born Dec. 19, 1861, Brighton, East Sussex, Eng. died Dec. 17, 1946, Edenbridge, Kent       English translator who made the great ...
Garnett, David
▪ English writer born March 9, 1892, Brighton, East Sussex, Eng. died Feb. 17, 1981, Le Verger Charry, Montcuq, Fr.       English novelist, son of Edward and Constance ...
Garnett, Edward
▪ British critic born Feb. 19, 1868, London died Feb. 21, 1937, London       influential English critic and publisher's reader who discovered, advised, and tutored many ...
Garnett, Henry
▪ English conspirator born 1555, Heanor, Derbyshire, Eng. died May 3, 1606, London  English Jesuit superior implicated in the Gunpowder Plot, an abortive conspiracy to ...
Garnett, Kevin
▪ American basketball player in full  Kevin Maurice Garnett , bynames  KG  and  the Big Ticket  born May 19, 1976, Mauldin, S.C., U.S.    American professional ...
Garnett, Richard
▪ English librarian born Feb. 27, 1835, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Eng. died April 13, 1906, London       English writer, librarian, and the head of the Garnett family, ...
Garnett,Constance Black
Gar·nett (gärʹnĭt), Constance Black. 1861-1946. British translator of Russian literature who introduced the works of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov to the English-speaking ...
/gannrdd nee"/, adj. French. garnished. * * *
(as used in expressions) Garnier Francis Marie Joseph François Garnier Garnier Tony Opéra Garnier * * *
Garnier, Charles
▪ French architect born Nov. 6, 1825, Paris died Aug. 3, 1898, Paris  French architect of the Beaux-Arts style, famed as the creator of the Paris Opera House. He was ...
Garnier, Francis
French Marie-Joseph-François Garnier born July 25, 1839, Saint-Étienne, France died Dec. 21, 1873, near Hanoi, Viet. French naval officer, colonial administrator, and ...
Garnier, Jean-Pierre
▪ 2001       On Jan. 17, 2000, two of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, SmithKline Beecham PLC and Glaxo Wellcome PLC, announced that they were merging. The ...
Garnier, Robert
▪ French dramatist born c. 1545, La Ferté Bernard, France died September 20, 1590, Le Mans  outstanding French tragic dramatist of his time.       While a law student ...
Garnier, Tony
born Aug. 13, 1869, Lyon, Fr. died Jan. 19, 1948, Roquefort-la Bédoule French architect. The son of Charles Garnier (see Paris Opéra), he held the position of architect of ...
Garnier-Pagès, Louis-Antoine
▪ French politician born Feb. 16, 1803, Marseille, Fr. died Oct. 31, 1878, Paris  republican political figure prominent in the opposition to France's monarchical regimes ...
/gahr"nee euh ruyt'/, n. a mineral, hydrous nickel magnesium silicate, occurring in earthy, green masses: an important ore of nickel. [1875; named after Jules Garnier (d. 1904), ...
—garnishable, adj. —garnisher, n. /gahr"nish/, v.t. 1. to provide or supply with something ornamental; adorn; decorate. 2. to provide (a food) with something that adds ...
/gahr'ni shee"/, v., garnisheed, garnisheeing, n. Law. v.t. 1. to attach (money or property) by garnishment. 2. to serve (a person) with a garnishment. n. 3. a person served with ...
/gahr"nish meuhnt/, n. 1. Law. a. a warning, served on a third party to hold, subject to the court's direction, money or property belonging to a debtor who is being sued by a ...
/gahr"ni cheuhr, -choor'/, n. 1. something that garnishes; decoration; adornment. 2. Armor. a set of plate armor having pieces of exchange for all purposes. [1525-35; < F, equiv. ...
Garo Hills
▪ region, India       physiographic region, western Meghalaya (Meghālaya) state, northeastern India. It comprises the western margin of the Shillong Plateau and rises ...
It. /gah rddaw"fah law/, n. Galofalo. * * *
Garofalo, Benvenuto
▪ Italian painter byname of  Benvenuto Tisi  born 1481, Ferrara died 1559, Ferrara  Italian painter, one of the most prolific 16th-century painters of the Ferrarese ...
/gann rddawn"/, n. a river in SW France, flowing NW from the Pyrenees to the Gironde River. 350 mi. (565 km) long. * * *
Garonne River
ancient Garumna River, southwestern France. The most important river of southwestern France, it is 357 mi (575 km) long. Formed by two glacial headstreams in the central ...
—garoter, n. /geuh roht", -rot"/, n., v.t., garoted, garoting. garrote. * * *
—garotter, n. /geuh rot", -roht"/, n., v.t., garotted, garotting. garrote. * * *
▪ Cameroon also spelled  Garua         town located in northeastern Cameroon. The town lies along the right bank of the Benue River, north-northeast of Yaoundé, ...
/gahr"puyk'/, n. gar1. [1770-80; formed after GARFISH] * * *
garret1 —garreted, adj. /gar"it/, n. an attic, usually a small, wretched one. [1300-50; ME garite watchtower < OF garite, guerite watchtower, deriv. of garir, guarir to defend, ...
/gar"it/, n. a male given name, form of Gerald. * * * ▪ county, Maryland, United States       county, extreme western Maryland, U.S., lying between West Virginia to ...
Garrett, João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida, Visconde De Almeida Garrett
▪ Portuguese writer born Feb. 4, 1799, Porto, Port. died Dec. 9, 1854, Lisbon       writer, orator, and statesman who was one of Portugal's finest prose writers, an ...
Garrett, Mary Smith; and Garrett, Emma
▪ American educators Respectively,   born June 20, 1839, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died July 18, 1925, North Conway, N.H. born 1846?, Philadelphia died July 18, 1893, Chicago, ...
Garrett, Pat
▪ American lawman byname of  Patrick Floyd Garrett   born June 5, 1850, Chambers County, Ala., U.S. died Feb. 29, 1908, near Las Cruces, N.M.       Western U.S. ...
Garrett, Pat(rick Floyd)
born June 5, 1850, Chambers county, Ala., U.S. died Feb. 29, 1908, near Las Cruces, N.M. U.S. lawman. He worked as a cowboy and buffalo hunter until 1879, when he settled in ...
/gar"ik/, n. David, 1717-79, English actor and theatrical manager. * * *
Garrick Club
a club in Garrick Street in central London, England. It was established in 1831 as a club for ‘actors and men of refinement’, and named after David Garrick. Today its members ...
Garrick, David
born Feb. 19, 1717, Hereford, Herefordshire, Eng. died Jan. 20, 1779, London British actor, producer, and playwright. Tutored in his boyhood by Samuel Johnson, he settled in ...
Gar·rick (gărʹĭk), David. 1717-1779. British actor and theater manager who was considered the foremost Shakespearean player of his time. * * *
▪ Brazilian athlete byname of  Manoel Francisco dos Santos  born October 18, 1933, Pau Grande, Brazil died January 20, 1983, Rio de Janeiro       Brazilian football ...
Garriott, Owen K.
▪ American astronaut in full  Owen Kay Garriott  born Nov. 22, 1930, Enid, Okla., U.S.    American astronaut, selected by the National Aeronautics and Space ...
/gar"euh seuhn/, n. 1. a body of troops stationed in a fortified place. 2. the place where such troops are stationed. 3. any military post, esp. a permanent one. v.t. 4. to ...
/gar"euh seuhn/, n. William Lloyd, 1805-79, U.S. leader in the abolition movement. * * *
garrison cap
garrison cap n. 1. OVERSEAS CAP 2. SERVICE CAP * * *
garrison cap.
See overseas cap. [1945-50, Amer.] * * *
Garrison finish
the finish of a race, esp. a horse race, in which the winner comes from behind to win at the last moment. [1930-35; prob. named after Edward ("Snapper") Garrison, 19th-century ...
garrison house
1. a style of early New England house in which the second floor projects beyond the first. 2. blockhouse (def. 2). [1670-80] * * *
Garrison Keillor
➡ Keillor * * *
garrison state
a state in which military matters dominate economic and political life. [1935-40] * * *
Garrison, William Lloyd
born Dec. 10/12, 1805, Newburyport, Mass., U.S. died May 24, 1879, New York, N.Y. U.S. journalist and abolitionist. He was editor of the National Philanthropist (Boston) ...
Garrison,William Lloyd
Gar·ri·son (gărʹĭ-sən), William Lloyd. 1805-1879. American abolitionist leader who founded and published The Liberator (1831-1865), an antislavery journal. * * *
garrison cap n. A soft cloth cap without a visor, worn as part of a military uniform. Also called overseas cap. * * *
Garrison finish n. A finish in a contest or race in which the winner comes from behind at the last moment.   [After Edward Henry (“Snapper”) Garrison (1868-1930), American ...
Garrity, Freddie
▪ 2007 Frederick Garrity        British singer and entertainer (b. Nov. 14, 1936, Manchester, Eng.—d. May 19, 2006, Bangor, Wales), was the lead singer for Freddie and ...
Garro, Elena
▪ 1999       Mexican writer whose novels, plays, and short stories revealed an intelligence and lyric intensity that made her one of the country's leading literary ...
Garrod, Dorothy Annie Elizabeth
▪ British archaeologist born May 5, 1892, London, Eng. died Dec. 18, 1968, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire       English archaeologist who directed excavations at Mount ...
Garros, Pey de
▪ French poet born c. 1530, , Lectoure, near Agen, France died 1585, Pau       Provençal poet whose work raised the Gascon dialect to the rank of a literary language ...
—garroter, n. /geuh roht", -rot"/, n., v., garroted, garroting. n. 1. a method of capital punishment of Spanish origin in which an iron collar is tightened around a condemned ...
See garrote. * * *
—garrotter, n. /geuh rot", -roht"/, n., v.t., garrotted, garrotting. garrote. * * *
/geuh rooh"li tee/, n. the quality of being garrulous; talkativeness; loquacity. [1575-85; < F garrulité < L garrulitas. See GARRULOUS, -ITY] * * *
—garrulously, adv. —garrulousness, n. /gar"euh leuhs, gar"yeuh-/, adj. 1. excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters. 2. wordy or ...
See garrulous. * * *
See garrulously. * * *
▪ plant order       small order of flowering plants consisting of 18 species in 2 families, Garryaceae and Eucommiaceae. Members of the order are woody, with distinct ...
Garshin, Vsevolod Mikhaylovich
▪ Russian writer born February 2 [February 14, New Style], 1855, Bakhmutsky district, Russian Empire died March 24 [April 5], 1888, St. Petersburg       Russian ...
Garson, Greer
born Sept. 29, 1904, Manor Park, London, Eng. died April 6, 1996, Dallas, Texas, U.S. British-born U.S. film actress. A stage actress in England from 1932, she was acclaimed in ...
Garstang, John
▪ British archaeologist born May 5, 1876, Blackburn, Lancashire, Eng. died Sept. 12, 1956, Beirut, Lebanon       English archaeologist who made major contributions to ...
—garterless, adj. /gahr"teuhr/, n. 1. Also called, Brit., sock suspender, suspender. an article of clothing for holding up a stocking or sock, usually an elastic band around ...
garter belt
an undergarment of cloth or elastic, with attached garters, worn by women to hold up stockings. * * *
garter snake
any of numerous harmless snakes of the genus Thamnophis, common in North and Central America, ranging in size from 14 to 30 in. (36 to 76 cm) and typically having three ...
garter stitch
a basic knitting pattern that produces an evenly pebbled texture on both sides of the work, created by consistently knitting or purling every stitch of every row. [1905-10] * * *
Garter, (The Most Noble) Order of the
English order of knighthood founded by Edward III in 1348 and considered the highest British honor. Legend holds that it was created after an incident in which Edward was ...
Garter, The Most Noble Order of the
▪ English knighthood       English order of knighthood founded by King Edward III in 1348, ranked as the highest British civil and military honour obtainable. Because ...
garter belt n. A flexible band of cloth worn around the waist to which garters are attached to hold up socks or stockings. * * *
garter snake n. Any of various nonvenomous North and Central American snakes of the genus Thamnophis, having longitudinal stripes. * * *
/gahrth/, n. 1. Also called cloister garth. an open courtyard enclosed by a cloister. 2. Archaic. a yard or garden. [1300-50; ME < ON garthr farm, farmyard, courtyard; see ...
/gahrth/, n. a male given name. * * *
Garth Brooks
➡ Brooks (I) * * *
▪ China Chinese (Pinyin)   Garyarsa  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Ka-erh-ya-sha        town, western Tibet Autonomous Region, western China. It is located at an ...
In Hindu mythology, the bird (similar to a kite or eagle) on whom the god Vishnu rides. Garuda was a younger brother of Aruna, charioteer of the sun god Surya. His mother was ...
/gahr"vee/, n., pl. garveys. a scowlike open boat, variously propelled, used by oyster and clam fishermen in Delaware Bay and off the coasts of Delaware and New ...
/gahr"vee/, n. Marcus (Moziah) /moh zuy"euh/, 1887-1940, Jamaican black-rights activist in the U.S. (1916-27): advocated emigration of black Americans to Africa. * * *
Garvey, Marcus
▪ Jamaican nationalist born Aug. 17, 1887, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica died June 10, 1940, London, Eng.  charismatic black (black nationalism) leader who organized the first ...
Garvey, Marcus (Moziah)
born Aug. 17, 1887, St. Ann's Bay, Jam. died June 10, 1940, London, Eng. Jamaican-born U.S. black-nationalist leader. In 1914 he founded the Universal Negro Improvement ...
Garvey, Marcus (Moziah)Aurelius
Gar·vey (gärʹvē), Marcus (Moziah) Aurelius. 1887-1940. Jamaican Black nationalist active in America in the 1920s. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association ...
/gair"ee, gar"ee/, n. 1. Elbert Henry, 1846-1927, U.S. financier and lawyer. 2. a port in NW Indiana, on Lake Michigan. 151,953. 3. a male given name: from an Old English word ...
Gary Cooper
➡ Cooper (II) * * *
Gary Gilmore
➡ Gilmore * * *
Gary Larson
➡ Larson * * *
Gary Lineker
➡ Lineker * * *
Gary, Elbert H(enry)
born Oct. 8, 1846, near Wheaton, Ill., U.S. died Aug. 15, 1927, New York, N.Y. U.S. businessman, chief organizer of the U.S. Steel Corp. He began practicing law in 1871, ...
Gary, Elbert Henry
▪ American jurist born Oct. 8, 1846, near Wheaton, Ill., U.S. died Aug. 15, 1927, New York City  U.S. jurist and chief organizer of the United States Steel ...
Gary, Jim
▪ 2007 James Gary        American sculptor (b. March 17, 1939, Sebastian, Fla.—d. Jan. 14, 2006, Freehold, N.J.), used parts from junked automobiles to create nearly ...
Gary, John
▪ 1999       American singer who was a regular on Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club" on radio and television in the 1950s, hosted his own TV show for three years in the ...
Gary, Romain
▪ French author original name  Romain Kacew , pseudonyms  Émile Ajar ,  Shatan Bogat ,  Lucien Brûlard ,  René Deville , and  Fosco Sinibaldi  born May 8, 1914, ...
Garzon, Jaime
▪ 2000       Colombian comedian and journalist whose popularity stemmed from his irreverent and pointed radio and television political satire; it was thought that his ...
—gasless, adj. /gas/, n., pl. gases, v., gassed, gassing. n. 1. Physics. a substance possessing perfect molecular mobility and the property of indefinite expansion, as opposed ...
gas bacillus
any of several pathogenic bacilli, esp. of the genus Clostridium, that produce gas in infected tissue. * * *
gas black
the soot of a natural gas flame, used in paints; fine carbon. Also called channel black. [1880-85] * * *
gas bladder.
See air bladder (def. 2). * * *
gas burner
1. the tip, jet, or nozzle from which gas issues, as on a stove. 2. a stove or the like that burns gas as a fuel. [1805-15] * * *       heating device in which natural ...
gas chamber
an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas. [1935-40] * * * ▪ execution device       method of executing condemned prisoners by lethal ...
gas chromatograph
—gas chromatography. Chem. a chromatograph used for the separation of volatile substances. [1950-55] * * *
gas chromatography
gas chromatography n. chromatography in which a gas, often nitrogen, combines with a vaporized mixture that is then passed through a long column of adsorbent material to identify ...
gas chromatography (GC)
Type of chromatography with a gas mixture as the mobile phase. In a packed column, the packing or solid support (held in a tube) serves as the stationary phase (vapour-phase ...
gas coal
a soft coal suitable for the production of gas. [1875-80] * * *
gas constant
Physics. See universal gas constant. * * *
gas engine
an internal-combustion engine driven by a mixture of air and gas. [1870-75] * * *
gas field
a district yielding natural gas. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
gas fitter
a person who installs gas pipes and apparatus in buildings. [1855-60] * * *
gas fitting
1. the work or business of a gas fitter. 2. gas fittings, fittings for the use of illuminating gas. [1860-65] * * *
gas fixture
gas fixture n. a heating or lighting fixture that uses gas * * *
gas furnace
1. a furnace using gas as a fuel. 2. a furnace for distilling gas from a solid fuel, as coal. [1870-75] * * *
gas gangrene
Pathol. a gangrenous infection developing in wounds, esp. deep wounds with closed spaces, caused by bacteria that form gases in the subcutaneous tissues. [1910-15] * * *
gas guzzler
gas guzzler n. Slang an automotive vehicle that has low fuel mileage gas-guzzling [gas′guz΄'liŋ] adj. * * *
Gas Hills
▪ district, Wyoming, United States       district rich in uranium (uranium processing) deposits, east-southeast of Riverton, central Wyoming, U.S. Uranium was first ...
gas jet
1. See gas burner (def. 1). 2. a flame of illuminating gas. [1830-40] * * *
gas law
Physics. See ideal gas law. [1895-1900] * * *
gas laws
Laws that relate the pressure, volume, and temperature of a gas. Boyle's law named for Robert Boyle states that, at constant temperature, the pressure P of a gas varies ...
gas liquor
Chem. See ammonia liquor. [1835-45] * * *
gas log
a gas burner in a fireplace, made to resemble a log. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
gas main
a large pipe for conducting and distributing gas to lesser pipes or ducts, esp. such a pipe carrying and distributing household gas beneath the streets of a town or ...
gas mantle
mantle (def. 5). [1895-1900] * * *
gas mask
a masklike device containing or attached to a component that filters the air inhaled by the wearer through charcoal and chemicals, for protecting the face and lungs against ...
gas meter
an apparatus for measuring and recording the amount of gas produced or consumed, esp. such an apparatus metering the amount of household gas piped into a dwelling. [1805-15] * * ...
gas oil
☆ gas oil n. an oily liquid obtained in the fractional distillation of petroleum, boiling between the kerosene and lubricating oil fractions: used esp. as a diesel fuel and ...
gas pedal
Auto. gas (def. 5b). * * *
gas plant
a plant, Dictamnus albus, of the rue family, native to Eurasia, having clusters of white or reddish flowers and strong-smelling foliage that emits a flammable vapor. Also called ...
gas range
a cooking stove that uses household gas as fuel. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
gas reservoir
In geology, a naturally occurring storage area, characteristically a folded rock formation, that traps and holds natural gas. The reservoir rock must be permeable and porous to ...
gas station
☆ gas station n. a SERVICE STATION (sense 2); specif., one that primarily or only sells gasoline for motor vehicles * * *
gas station.
See service station (def. 1). [1930-35] * * *
gas tank
1. a tank containing the gasoline supply in a car, truck, or other gasoline-engine vehicle. 2. a storage tank for gas or gasoline. [1880-85] * * *
gas thermometer
a device for measuring temperature by observing the change in either pressure or volume of an enclosed gas. [1875-80] * * *
gas tube
an electron tube the envelope of which contains a highly rarefied gas. Also called discharge tube. [1805-15] * * *
gas turbine
a turbine utilizing the gaseous products of combustion. [1900-05] * * *
gas well
a well from which natural gas is obtained. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
See gas chromatography. * * *
/gas"fuyeurd'/, adj. using a gas for fuel. [1885-90] * * *
—gas-guzzling, adj. /gas"guz'leuhr/, n. Informal. an automobile that has low fuel efficiency, getting relatively few miles per gallon. Also, gas guzzler. [1975-80] * * *
gas-guzzler tax
a tax imposed on the purchase price of an automobile not meeting fuel efficiency standards. [1985-90] * * *
See gas-guzzler. * * *
/gas"op'euh ray'tid/, adj. (of a firearm) using some of the exhaust gases to operate the action. [1940-45] * * *
gas-permeable lens
/gas"perr'mee euh beuhl/ a semisoft contact lens, usually removed each day, that allows air to pass through to the eye and affords a wider range of vision corrections than a soft ...
gas-turbine engine
Introduction       any internal-combustion engine employing a gas as the working fluid used to turn a turbine. The term also is conventionally used to describe a complete ...
/gas"bag'/, n. 1. a bag for holding gas, as in a balloon or dirigible. 2. Slang. a talkative, boastful person; windbag. [1820-30; GAS + BAG] * * *
gas burner n. A nozzle or jet on a fitting through which combustible gas is released to burn. Also called gas jet. * * *
gas chamber n. A sealed enclosure in which condemned prisoners are executed by poison gas. * * *
gas chromatograph n. An instrument used in gas chromatography to separate a sample of a volatile substance into its components. * * *
gas chromatography n. Chromatography in which the substance to be separated into its components is diffused along with a carrier gas through a liquid or solid adsorbent for ...
Gascogne [gȧs kō̂n′y'] Fr. name for GASCONY * * *
/gas"koyn/, n. George, 1525?-77, English poet. * * *
Gascoigne, George
▪ English poet born c. 1539, Cardington, Bedfordshire, Eng. died Oct. 7, 1577, Barnack, near Stamford, Lincolnshire  English poet and a major literary ...
/gas"keuhn/, n. 1. a native of Gascony, France, the inhabitants of which were reputedly very boastful. 2. (l.c.) a boaster or braggart. adj. 3. pertaining to Gascony or its ...
Gascon, Jean
▪ Canadian actor and director born Dec. 21, 1921, Montreal, Que., Can. died April 20, 1988, Stratford, Ont.       Canadian actor and director, cofounder of the ...
—gasconader, n. /gas'keuh nayd"/, n., v., gasconaded, gasconading. n. 1. extravagant boasting; boastful talk. v.i. 2. to boast extravagantly; bluster. [1700-10; < F gasconnade, ...
See gasconade. * * *
gas constant n. Symbol R A constant, equal to 8.314 joules per Kelvin or 1.985 calories per degree Celsius, that is the constant of proportionality (R) in the equation Pressure ...
/gas"keuh nee/, n. a former province in SW France. French, Gascogne /gann skawn"yeu/. * * * French Gascogne ancient Vasconia Historical and cultural region, southwestern ...
(as used in expressions) Gascoyne River Cecil of Chelwood Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil 1st Viscount Salisbury Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Cecil 3rd marquess of * * *
Gascoyne River
River, western Western Australia. It rises west of the Gibson Desert and flows west for 475 mi (760 km) through gold-mining and sheep-raising country and empties into the Indian ...
Gascoyne, David
▪ British poet in full  David Emery Gascoyne   born October 10, 1916, Harrow, Middlesex, England died November 25, 2001, Newport, Isle of Wight       English poet ...
Gascoyne, David Emery
▪ 2002       British poet (b. Oct. 10, 1916, Harrow, Middlesex, Eng.—d. Nov. 25, 2001, Newport, Isle of Wight, Eng.), introduced French Surrealism to Great Britain. He ...
/gas"koyn ses"euhl/, n. Robert Arthur Talbot /tawl"beuht/, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury. See Salisbury (def. 1). * * *
See gasdynamics. * * *
gas·dy·nam·ics (găs'dī-nămʹĭks) n. (used with a sing. verb) The branch of dynamics that deals with the motion of gases and the thermal effects of this ...
gaselier [gas΄ə lir′] n. 〚 GAS + (〛 an early, ornamental chandelier with branches ending in gas jets * * *
—gaseousness, gaseity /ga see"i tee/, n. /gas"ee euhs, gash"euhs/, adj. 1. existing in the state of a gas; not solid or liquid. 2. pertaining to or having the characteristics ...
gaseous diffusion
Chem. the passage of gas through microporous barriers, a technique used for isotope separation, esp. in the preparation of fuel for nuclear reactors. [1845-50] * * *
See gaseous. * * *
gas fitter n. One who installs or repairs gas pipes, fixtures, or appliances. * * *
gas gangrene n. Gangrene occurring in a wound infected with bacteria of the genus Clostridium, especially C. perfringens, and characterized by the presence of gas in the affected ...
gash1 /gash/, n. 1. a long, deep wound or cut; slash. 2. Slang (vulgar). a. the vagina. b. Disparaging and Offensive, a woman considered as a sex object. v.t. 3. to make a long, ...
Gash River
▪ river, Africa Arabic  Nahr Al-qāsh,        river rising in southern Eritrea, near Asmara. After flowing southward, it turns west and forms the border between ...
Gash·er·brum (gŭshʹər-bro͞om', -bro͝om') A series of four peaks in the Karakoram Range of the Himalaya Mountains in northern Kashmir. Gasherbrum I is the highest, at ...
gas·hold·er (găsʹhōl'dər) n. A storage container for fuel gas, especially a large, telescoping, cylindrical tank. Also called gasometer. * * *
/gas"hows'/, n., pl. gashouses /-how'ziz/. gasworks. [1875-80, Amer.; GAS + HOUSE] * * *
See gasify. * * *
See gasifiable. * * *
See gasifiable. * * *
/gas"euh fawrm'/, adj. having the form of gas; gaseous. [1790-1800; GAS + -I- + -FORM] * * *
—gasifiable, adj. —gasification, n. —gasifier, n. /gas"euh fuy'/, v.t., v.i., gasified, gasifying. to convert into or become a gas. [1820-30; GAS + -IFY] * * *
gas jet n. 1. See gas burner. 2. The flame of burning gas from a gas burner. * * *
/gas"keuhl/, n. Mrs. (Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell), 1810-65, English novelist. * * *
Gaskell, Elizabeth (Cleghorn)
orig. Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson known as Mrs. Gaskell born Sept. 29, 1810, Chelsea, London, Eng. died Nov. 12, 1865, near Alton, Hampshire British writer. The daughter of a ...
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
▪ English writer née  Stevenson  born Sept. 29, 1810, Chelsea, London, Eng. died Nov. 12, 1865, near Alton, Hampshire  English novelist, short-story writer, and first ...
Gaskell,Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson
Gas·kell (găsʹkəl), Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson. 1810-1865. British writer noted for her Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) and her novels depicting the oppression of workers ...
/gas"kit/, n. 1. a rubber, metal, or rope ring, for packing a piston or placing around a joint to make it watertight. 2. Naut. any of a number of light lines for securing a ...
gaskin1 /gas"kin/, n. 1. the part of the hind leg of a horse, or other hoofed mammal, between the stifle and the hock. See diag. under horse. 2. gaskins, Obs. hose or breeches; ...
—gaslighted, adj. /gas"luyt'/, n. 1. light produced by the combustion of illuminating gas. 2. a gas burner or gas jet for producing this kind of light. adj. 3. gaslit (def. ...
/gas"lit'/, adj. 1. having illumination provided by burning gas: gaslit streets. 2. of or resembling a time, esp. the 1890s, when gaslight was widely used: the gaslit ...
gas log n. A gas burner designed to look like a log for use in a fireplace. * * *
gas main n. A major pipeline conveying gas to smaller pipes for distribution to consumers. * * *
/gas"man'/, n., pl. gasmen. 1. a person who works for a company that sells or distributes household gas, esp. a person who goes from building to building reading gas meters to ...
gas mask n. A respirator that contains a chemical air filter and is worn over the face as protection against toxic gases and aerosols. * * *
/gas"euh jeen'/, n. gazogene. * * *
/gas"euh hawl', -hol'/, n. a mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol, generally containing no more than 10 percent alcohol, used as an alternative fuel for some ...
/gas'euh leen", gas"euh leen'/, n. Now Rare. gasoline. * * *
/gas'euh lear"/, n. a chandelier furnished with gaslights. [GAS + -O- + (CHANDE)LIER] * * *
—gasolineless, adj. —gasolinic /gas'euh lee"nik, -lin"ik/, adj. /gas'euh leen", gas"euh leen'/, n. a volatile, flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, obtained from ...
gasoline engine
Most widely used form of internal-combustion engine, found in most automobiles and many other vehicles. Gasoline engines vary significantly in size, weight per unit of power ...
See gasoline. * * *
/gas om"i teuhr/, n. 1. an apparatus for measuring and storing gas in a laboratory. 2. Brit. a large tank or cylindrical reservoir of gas, as at a gasworks, to be piped to homes, ...
—gasometric /gas'euh me"trik/, gasometrical, adj. —gasometrically, adv. /gas om"i tree/, n. Chem. the measurement of gases. [1780-90; GAS + -O- + -METRY] * * *
—gaspingly, adv. /gasp, gahsp/, n. 1. a sudden, short intake of breath, as in shock or surprise. 2. a convulsive effort to breathe. 3. a short, convulsive utterance: the words ...
Gas·par (găsʹpär, -pər) See Caspar. * * *
(as used in expressions) Gaspard Félix Tournachon Chaumette Pierre Gaspard Coligny Gaspard II de lord de Châtillon * * *
Gasparri, Pietro
▪ Italian cardinal born May 5, 1852, Capovalazza de Ussita, Papal States [Italy] died Nov. 18, 1934, Rome, Italy       Italian cardinal who, by appointment of Pope St. ...
/ga spay"/; Fr. /ganns pay"/, n. a town in SE Quebec, in E Canada on the NE end of the Gaspé Peninsula. 17,261. * * * ▪ Quebec, Canada       city, Gaspésie region, ...
Gaspé Current
▪ ocean current, North America       outflow from the St. Lawrence River, which moves around the Gaspé Peninsula and along the southern shore of the Gulf of St. ...
Gaspé Peninsula
/ga spay"/; Fr. /ganns pay"/ a peninsula in SE Canada, in Quebec province, between New Brunswick and the St. Lawrence River. * * * Peninsula, southeastern Quebec, Canada. It ...
Gaspé, Philippe Aubert de
▪ French-Canadian author born Oct. 30, 1786, Quebec, Que. [now in Canada] died Jan. 29, 1871, Quebec  author of the early French Canadian novel Les Anciens Canadiens (1863), ...
Gaspee, Burning of the
▪ United States history       (June 10, 1772), in U.S. colonial history, act of open civil defiance of British authority when Rhode Islanders boarded and sank the ...
Gaspé Peninsula A peninsula of eastern Quebec, Canada, between Chaleur Bay and the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. Mountainous and heavily wooded, the peninsula is known for ...
/gas"peuhr, gah"speuhr/, n. Brit. Slang. a cigarette. [1910-15; GASP + -ER1] * * *
/gas'peuhr gooh"/, n., pl. gaspergous, (esp. collectively) gaspergou. See freshwater drum. [1800-10, Amer.; < LaF casburgot, F casse-burgot, equiv. to cass(er) to break + burgeau ...
It. /gahs"pe rddee/, n. Alcide De It. /ahl chee"de de/. See De Gasperi, Alcide. * * *
Gaspesian Provincial Park
▪ park, Quebec, Canada French  Parc Provincial De La Gaspésie,         park in eastern Quebec province, Canada. The park occupies 500 square miles (1,295 square km) ...
gas plant n. A Eurasian plant (Dictamnus albus) having aromatic foliage and white flowers and emitting a flammable vapor. Also called burning bush, dittany, fraxinella. * * *
Gasprinski, Ismail
born с 1851, near Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Russian Empire died Sept. 11, 1914, Bakhchisaray Russian-born Turkish journalist. Educated in Moscow, his travels brought him to Paris, ...
Gasquet, Francis Aidan
▪ British cardinal in full  Francis Neil Aidan Gasquet   born Oct. 5, 1846, London, Eng. died April 5, 1929, Rome, Italy       English Roman Catholic historian, a ...
Gass, J Donald MacIntyre
▪ 2006       American ophthalmologist (b. Aug. 2, 1928, Prince Edward Island—d. Feb. 26, 2005, Nashville, Tenn.), conducted groundbreaking research on diseases of the ...
Gass, William H.
▪ American author in full  William Howard Gass  born July 30, 1924, Fargo, N.D., U.S.       American writer noted for his experimentation with stylistic ...
/gast/, adj. Slang. drunk. [1910-15; GAS (v.) + -ED2] * * *
/gann sahonn dee"/, n. Pierre /pyerdd/, 1592-1655, French philosopher and scientist. * * *
Gassendi, Pierre
▪ French mathematician, philosopher, and scientist Introduction Gassendi also spelled  Gassend   born Jan. 22, 1592, Champtercier, Provence, France died Oct. 24, 1655, ...
/gas"euhr/, n. 1. Slang. something that is extraordinarily pleasing or successful, esp. a very funny joke. 2. a person or thing that gasses. [1890-95; GAS + -ER1] * * *
/gas"euhr/, n. Herbert Spencer, 1888-1963, U.S. physiologist: Nobel prize for medicine 1944. * * *
Gasser, Herbert Spencer
▪ American physiologist born July 5, 1888, Platteville, Wis., U.S. died May 11, 1963, New York, N.Y.       American physiologist, corecipient (with Joseph Erlanger ...
GassetJosé Ortega y
GassetJosé Ortega y see ORTEGA Y GASSET José * * *
See gassy. * * *
/gas"ing/, n. 1. an affecting, overcoming, or poisoning with gas or fumes. 2. the act of a person or thing that gasses. 3. a process by which something is gassed, as in ...
Gassman, Vittorio
▪ 2001  Italian actor and director (b. Sept. 1, 1922, Genoa, Italy—d. June 29, 2000, Rome, Italy), epitomized the quintessential Italian leading man—“tall, dark, and ...
gas station n. See service station. * * *
—gassiness, n. /gas"ee/, adj., gassier, gassiest. 1. full of or containing gas. 2. resembling gas. 3. flatulent. 4. Slang. given to idle, empty talk. [1750-60; GAS + -Y1] * * *
/gast/, v.t. Obs. to terrify or frighten. [bef. 1000; ME gasten, OE gaestan] * * *
/gahst"ahrdd'buy teuhrdd/, n., pl. Gastarbeiter /-buy teuhrdd/. German. See guest worker. * * *
Gastein Valley
▪ region, Austria German  Gasteinertal,         side valley of the Salzach River, in Bundesland (federal state) Salzburg, west-central Austria. Lying along the north ...
Gastein, Convention of
(Aug. 20, 1865) Agreement between Austria and Prussia following their seizure of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein from Denmark in 1864. The pact provided that Prussia was ...
/gas"teuhr/, n. (in ants, bees, wasps, and other hymenopterous insects) the part of the abdomen behind the petiole. [1905-10; < Gk gastér paunch, belly] * * *
gastero- [gas′tər ō΄, gas′tərə] combining form GASTRO- * * *
▪ fungi  name often given to a subgroup of fungi consisting of more than 700 species in the phylum Basidiomycota (kingdom Fungi). Their spores, called basidiospores, are ...
▪ fish order Introduction       any member of the order Gasterosteiformes, a group of fishes characterized generally by soft fin rays, pelvic fins located on the ...
/gahst"hows'/, n., pl. gasthauses /-how'ziz/, gasthäuser /-hoy'zeuhr/. a German inn or tavern. [1825-35; < G Gasthaus guesthouse] * * *
—gastightness, n. /gas"tuyt'/, adj. 1. not penetrable by a gas. 2. not admitting a given gas under a given pressure. [1825-35; GAS + TIGHT] * * *
See gastight. * * *
/gast"nis/, n. Obs. terror or fright. [1350-1400; ME gastnes(se), equiv. to gast (ptp. of gasten GAST) + -nes -NESS] * * *
/gas"teuhn/; Fr. /gann stawonn"/, n. a male given name. * * *
Gaston III
▪ French count byname  Gaston Phoebus, or Phēbus   born 1331 died August 1391  count of Foix from 1343, who made Foix one of the most influential and powerful domains in ...
/ga stoh"nee euh/, n. a city in S North Carolina, W of Charlotte. 47,333. * * * ▪ North Carolina, United States       city, seat (1909) of Gaston county, southwestern ...
var. of gastro- before a vowel: gastrectomy. * * *

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