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Gibson, Donald Eugene
▪ 2004 “Don”        American singer-songwriter (b. April 3, 1928, Shelby, N.C.—d. Nov. 17, 2003, Nashville, Tenn.), was one of the creators of the “Nashville ...
Gibson, Eleanor J(ack)
orig. Eleanor Jack born Dec. 7, 1910, Peoria, Ill., U.S. died Dec. 30, 2002, Columbia, S.C. U.S. psychologist. She taught at Smith College (1931–49) and Cornell University ...
Gibson, James J(erome)
born Jan. 27, 1904, McConnelsville, Ohio, U.S. died Dec. 11, 1979, Ithaca, N.Y. U.S. psychologist and philosopher. He taught at Smith College (1928–49) and Cornell University ...
Gibson, John
▪ British sculptor born June 19, 1790, Gyffin, Caernarvonshire, Wales died Jan. 27, 1866, Rome, Papal States [Italy]  British Neoclassical sculptor who tried to revive the ...
Gibson, Josh
in full Joshua Gibson born Dec. 21, 1911, Buena Vista, Ga., U.S. died Jan. 20, 1947, Pittsburgh, Pa. U.S. baseball player. Gibson played as a catcher in the Negro leagues for ...
Gibson, Mel
▪ 2005       Temporarily setting aside his career as one of the world's best-known action heroes, American-born Australian actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson ...
Gibson, Mel (Columcille)
born Jan. 3, 1956, Peekskill, N.Y, U.S. U.S.-born Australian film actor and director. He moved with his family to Australia at age 12. After his screen debut in 1977, he won a ...
Gibson, Wilfred Wilson
▪ British poet born Oct. 2, 1878, Hexham, Northumberland, Eng. died May 26, 1962, Virginia Water, Surrey       British poet who drew his inspiration from the workaday ...
Gibson, William
▪ 2009       American playwright born Nov. 13, 1914, Bronx, N.Y. died Nov. 25, 2008, Stockbridge, Mass. won instant acclaim for his play The Miracle Worker (1959), ...
Gibson, William (Ford)
born March 17, 1948, Conway, S.C., U.S. U.S.-born Canadian science-fiction writer. He attended the University of British Columbia. With his first novel, Neuromancer (1984), he ...
Gibson, William Hamilton
▪ American illustrator and author born October 5, 1850, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, U.S. died July 16, 1896, Washington, Connecticut       American illustrator, author, ...
Gibson,Althea
Gibson, Althea. Born 1927. American tennis player. The first African American to play at Wimbledon (1951), she won the U.S. women's singles title and the singles and doubles ...
Gibson,Joshua
Gibson, Joshua. Known as “Josh.” 1911-1947. American baseball player. During his 17-year career in the Negro Leagues (1929-1946), he is reported to have hit nearly 800 home ...
Gibson,Robert
Gibson, Robert. Known as “Bob.” Born 1935. American baseball player. A right-handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959-1975), he is best known for his 1968 season, in ...
GibsonDesert
Gibson Desert A desert of west-central Australia bounded by the Great Sandy Desert on the north and Great Victoria Desert on the south. The area includes a number of salt ...
Gibsongirl
Gibson girl n. The American young woman of the 1890s as idealized in sketches by the American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). adj. Of or relating to a clothing style ...
gibus
/juy"beuhs/, n., pl. gibuses. See opera hat. Also called gibus hat. [1840-50; named after Gibus, 19th-century Frenchman, its inventor] * * *
Gichtel, Johann Georg
▪ German mystic born May 4/14, 1638, Imperial Free City of Regensburg died Jan. 21, 1710, Amsterdam       Protestant visionary and theosophist, who promoted the ...
gid
/gid/, n. Vet. Pathol. a disease of cattle and esp. of sheep in which the brain or spinal cord is infested with larvae of the dog tapeworm, Multiceps multiceps, producing ...
giddap
gid·dap (gĭ-dăpʹ, -dŭpʹ) interj. Variant of giddyup. * * *
giddha
▪ dance also spelled  Giḍḍa,         traditional pastoral dance performed by women of the Punjab, India, and Pakistan at festival times and at the sowing and ...
giddily
See giddy. * * *
giddiness
See giddily. * * *
Giddings, Franklin H.
▪ American sociologist in full  Franklin Henry Giddings  born March 23, 1855, Sherman, Connecticut, U.S. died June 11, 1931, Scarsdale, New York       one of the ...
giddy
—giddily, adv. —giddiness, n. /gid"ee/, adj., giddier, giddiest, v., giddied, giddying. adj. 1. affected with vertigo; dizzy. 2. attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy ...
giddy-headed
/gid"ee hed'id/, adj. Chiefly Southern U.S. giddy (def. 1). * * *
giddyap
/gid'ee ap", -up"/, interj. (used as a command to a horse to speed up). Also, giddap /gi dap", -dup"/, giddyup /gid'ee up"/. [1920-25, Amer.; informal pron. of get up] * * *
giddyup
gid·dy·up (gĭd'ē-ŭpʹ) also gid·dy·ap (-ăpʹ, -ŭpʹ) or gid·dap (gĭ-dăpʹ, -dŭpʹ) interj. Used to command a horse to go ahead or go at a faster ...
Gide
/zheed/, n. André (Paul Guillaume) /ahonn drdday" pawl gee yohm"/, 1869-1951, French novelist, essayist, poet, and critic: Nobel prize 1947. * * *
Gide, André
Gide (zhēd), André. 1869-1951. French writer noted for his diaries and novels, such as The Immoralist (1902) and Lafcadio's Adventures (1914), which examine alienation and the ...
Gide, André (-Paul-Guillaume)
born Nov. 22, 1869, Paris, France died Feb. 19, 1951, Paris French writer. The son of a law professor, Gide began writing at an early age. His early prose poem Fruits of the ...
Gideon
/gid"ee euhn/, n. 1. Also called Jerubbaal. a judge of Israel and conqueror of the Midianites. Judges 6-8. 2. a member of the Gideons International. 3. a male given name: from a ...
Gideon Bible
n a copy of the Bible that has been left in a room in a hotel, hospital, etc. by the Gideons, a US Christian organization. They put Bibles in rooms in many countries around the ...
Gideons
➡ Gideon Bible * * *
Gideons International
/gid"ee euhnz/ an interdenominational lay society organized in 1899 to place Bibles in hotel rooms. Formerly, Gideon Society. * * * ▪ religious ...
gie
gie1 /gee/, v.t., v.i., gied, gied or gien /geen/, gieing. Chiefly Scot. give. gie2 /gee/, n. gi. * * *
Giedroyc, Jerzy
▪ 2001       Russian-born Polish editor and publisher (b. July 27, 1906, Minsk, Russia [now in Belarus]—d. Sept. 14, 2000, Paris, France), saw the political value of ...
Gielgud
/gil"good, geel"-/, n. Sir (Arthur) John, born 1904, English actor and director. * * *
Gielgud, Sir (Arthur) John
born April 14, 1904, London, Eng. died May 21, 2000, near Aylesbury British actor and director. He made his London debut in 1921 and joined the Old Vic company in 1929, ...
Gielgud, Sir (Arthur)John
Giel·gud (gĭlʹgo͝od', gēlʹ-), Sir (Arthur) John. Born 1904. British actor and director particularly noted for his performances in and productions of Shakespearean plays. * ...
Gielgud, Sir John
▪ 2001       British actor, producer, and director (b. April 14, 1904, London, Eng.—d. May 21, 2000, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Eng.), was widely regarded as one ...
gier-eagle
/jear"ee'geuhl/, n. a bird, probably the Egyptian vulture, regarded as unclean. Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17. [1611; gier ( < G Geier vulture) + EAGLE] * * *
Gierek
/gear"ek/; Pol. /gye"rddek/, n. Edward /ed"weuhrd/; Pol. /ed"vahrddt/, born 1913, Polish political leader: first secretary of the Polish Communist party 1970-80. * * *
Gierek, Edward
▪ 2002       Polish politician (b. Jan. 6, 1913, Porabka, Pol., Austria-Hungary—d. July 29, 2001, Cieszyn, Pol.), as the first secretary of the Polish Communist Party ...
Gierke, Otto Friedrich von
▪ German legal philosopher born Jan. 11, 1841, Stettin, Prussia died Oct. 10, 1921, Berlin       legal philosopher who was a leader of the Germanist school of ...
Giers, Nikolay (Karlovich)
born May 21, 1820, Radzivilov, Volhynia region, Russia died Jan. 26, 1895, St. Petersburg Russian foreign minister in the reign of Alexander III. Succeeding Aleksandr, Prince ...
Giers, Nikolay Karlovich
▪ Russian statesman Giers also spelled  Girs  born May 21 [May 9, old style], 1820, Radzivilov, Volhynia region, Russia died Jan. 26 [Jan. 14, O.S.], 1895, St. ...
Giesebrecht, Wilhelm von
▪ German historian born March 5, 1814, Berlin died December 18, 1889, Munich       German historian, author of the first general history of medieval Germany based on ...
Gieseking
/gee"zeuh king, -seuh-/, n. Walter (Wilhelm) /wawl"teuhr wil"helm/; Ger. /vahl"teuhrdd vil"helm/, 1895-1956, German pianist and composer. * * *
Gieseking, Walter
▪ German pianist in full  Walter Wilhelm Gieseking  born Nov. 5, 1895, Lyon, France died Oct. 26, 1956, London, Eng.       German pianist acclaimed for his ...
Giessen
▪ Germany       city, Hessen Land (state), west-central Germany. It lies on the Lahn River between the Westerwald and Vogelsberg (mountains), north of Frankfurt am ...
GIF
GIF (jĭf, gĭf) A service mark used for a raster-based color graphics file format, often used on the World Wide Web to store graphics. * * * in full Graphics Interchange ...
Gifford, Edward W.
▪ American anthropologist in full  Edward Winslow Gifford  born Aug. 14, 1887, Oakland, Calif., U.S. died May 16, 1959, Berkeley, Calif.       American ...
Gifford, William
▪ British editor and scholar born April 1756, Ashburton, Devonshire, Eng. died Dec. 31, 1826, London  English satirical poet, classical scholar, and early editor of ...
gift
—giftless, adj. /gift/, n. 1. something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor toward someone, honor an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance; ...
gift certificate
a certificate entitling the bearer to select merchandise of a specified cash value from a store, usually presented as a gift. [1940-45] * * *
gift exchange
Transfer of goods or services that, although regarded as voluntary by those involved, is part of expected social behaviour. First studied by Marcel Mauss, the gift-exchange ...
gift of gab
Informal. an aptitude for speaking fluently, glibly, or persuasively. Also, gift of the gab. [1675-85] * * *
gift of tongues
gift of tongues n. 1. Bible a divine gift making utterances of the Apostles heard as though spoken in each of the various native languages of their hearers: Acts 2:1-13 2. ...
gift of tongues.
See speaking in tongues. [1550-60] * * *
gift tax
a tax imposed on the transfer of money or property from one living person to another by gift, payable by the donor. * * *       a levy imposed on gratuitous transfers of ...
gift voucher
Brit. See gift certificate. [1960-65] * * *
gift-wrap
—gift-wrapper, n. /gift"rap'/, v., gift-wrapped or gift-wrapt, gift-wrapping, n. v.t. 1. to wrap (something), as a package, with decorative paper, ribbon, etc., for ...
gift-wrapping
gift-wrap·ping (gĭftʹrăp'ĭng) n. Decorative wrapping paper. * * *
giftable
/gif"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. suitable for a gift. n. 2. something for giving as a gift. [GIFT + -ABLE] * * *
giftbook
also called  annual  or  keepsake        an illustrated literary miscellany, or collection of verse, tales, and sketches. The giftbook was popular in England and the ...
giftcertificate
gift certificate n. A certificate usually presented as a gift that entitles the recipient to select merchandise of an indicated cash value at a commercial establishment. * * *
gifted
—giftedly, adv. —giftedness, n. /gif"tid/, adj. 1. having great special talent or ability: the debut of a gifted artist. 2. having exceptionally high intelligence: gifted ...
gifted child
Child naturally endowed with a high degree of general mental ability or extraordinary ability in a specific domain. Although the designation of giftedness is largely a matter of ...
giftedly
See gifted. * * *
giftedness
See giftedly. * * *
giftof gab
gift of gab n. The ability to talk readily, glibly, and convincingly. * * *
giftof tongues
gift of tongues n. The ability or phenomenon to utter words or sounds of a language unknown to the speaker, especially as an expression of religious ecstasy. Also called ...
giftware
/gift"wair'/, n. china, crystal, or other items suitable for gifts. [1900-05; GIFT + WARE1] * * *
giftwrapping
/gift"rap'ing/, n. decorative paper, ribbon, etc., for wrapping objects to be presented as gifts. [1945-50; GIFT + WRAPPING] * * *
Gifu
/gee"fooh"/, n. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan. 410,368. * * * ▪ prefecture, Japan  city and prefecture (ken), central Honshu, Japan, occupying an area of 4,091 sq mi ...
gig
gig1 /gig/, n., v., gigged, gigging. n. 1. a light, two-wheeled one-horse carriage. 2. Naut. a. a light boat rowed with four, six, or eight long oars. b. a boat reserved for the ...
gig mill
gig1 (def. 4). [1545-55] * * *
giga-
a combining form meaning "billion," used in the formation of compound words: gigabyte. [ < Gk gígas GIANT] * * *
gigabit
/gig"euh bit', jig"-/, n. Computers. a measure of storage capacity and data transfer equal to 1 billion (109) bits. [1965-70; GIGA- + BIT3] * * *
gigabyte
/gig"euh buyt', jig"-/, n. Computers. a measure of storage capacity equal to 1 billion (109) bytes. [GIGA- + BYTE] * * *
gigacycle
/gig"euh suy'keuhl, jig"-/, n. one billion cycles. Abbr.: Gc [1955-60; GIGA- + CYCLE] * * *
gigaelectron volt
/gig"euh i lek"tron, jig"euh-/ one billion electron volts. Abbr.: GeV, Gev [GIGA- + ELECTRON] * * *
gigaflop
gig·a·flop (jĭgʹə-flŏp', gĭgʹ-) n. A measure of computing speed equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.   [giga- + FLOP.] * * *
gigaflops
/gig"euh flops', jig"-/, n. a measure of computer speed, equal to one billion floating-point operations per second. [1985-90; see FLOPS] * * *
gigahertz
/gig"euh herrts', jig"-/, n., pl. gigahertz, gigahertzes. one billion hertz. Abbr.: GHz [1960-65; GIGA- + HERTZ] * * *
gigaku mask
▪ Japanese mask       grotesque wooden mask worn by participants in gigaku, a type of Japanese dance drama. Gigaku masks are the first known masks used in Japan and ...
gigantean
/juy'gan tee"euhn, juy gan"tee euhn, ji-/, adj. gigantic. [1605-15; < L gigante(us) of giants (gigant- GIANT + -eus adj. suffix) + -AN] * * *
Gigantes
/ji gan"teez/, n.pl. huge monsters, the children of Gaea, who fought the Olympians but were defeated by them. * * *
gigantesque
/juy'gan tesk"/, adj. of a huge or gigantic size; of or suited to a giant. [1815-25; < F < It gigantesco, equiv. to gigante GIANT + -esco -ESQUE] * * *
gigantic
—gigantically, adv. —giganticness, n. /juy gan"tik, ji-/, adj. 1. very large; huge: a gigantic statue. 2. of, like, or befitting a giant. [1605-15; < L gigant- GIANT + ...
gigantically
See gigantic. * * *
gigantism
/juy gan"tiz euhm, ji-, juy"gan tiz'euhm/, n. Pathol. abnormally great development in size or stature of the whole body or of parts of the body, most often due to dysfunction of ...
gigantomachy
gigantomachy [jī΄gan täm′ə kē] n. 〚LL gigantomachia < Gr < gigas (see GIANT) + machē, battle〛 1. [G-] Gr. Myth. the war between the giants and the gods 2. a war ...
Gigantopithecus
/juy gan'toh pi thee"keuhs, -pith"i keuhs, ji-/, n. a genus of extinct ape of southern Asia existing during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, known only from very large fossil ...
gigaton
/gig"euh tun', jig"-/, n. one billion tons. Abbr.: GT [GIGA- + TON1] * * *
gigawatt
/gig"euh wot', jig"-/, n. one billion watts. Abbr.: GW, Gw [1960-65; GIGA- + WATT] * * *
giggle
—giggler, n. —gigglingly, adv. —giggly, adj. /gig"euhl/, v., giggled, giggling, n. v.i. 1. to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, esp. with short, repeated gasps and ...
giggler
See giggle. * * *
gigglingly
See giggler. * * *
giggly
See giggler. * * *
Giggs
(1973– ) a Welsh footballer who has played for Manchester United and Wales since the early 1990s. He plays attacking football in the middle of the field or along the edges, and ...
giglet
/gig"lit/, n. 1. a giddy, playful girl. 2. Archaic. a lascivious woman. Also, giglot. [1300-50; ME gig(e)lot. See GIG1, -LET] * * *
Gigli
/jee"lyee/, n. Beniamino /be'nyah mee"naw/, 1890-1957, Italian operatic tenor. * * *
Gigli, Beniamino
▪ Italian singer born March 20, 1890, Recanati, near Ancona, Italy died Nov. 30, 1957, Rome  one of the greatest Italian operatic tenors of the first quarter of the 20th ...
Gigli,Beniamino
Gi·gli (jēʹlyē'), Beniamino. 1890-1957. Italian operatic tenor who gained worldwide fame for his beautiful voice and was widely considered the successor to Enrico Caruso. * ...
Giglio Island
▪ island, Italy Italian  Isola del Giglio,  Latin  Igilium        mountainous, volcanic islet of the Tuscan Archipelago, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, opposite Mount ...
Gignoux, Maurice-Irénée-Marie
▪ French geologist born Oct. 19, 1881, Lyon, Fr. died Oct. 20, 1955, Grenoble       French geologist who contributed to knowledge of the stratigraphy of the ...
GIGO
/guy"goh/, n. Computers. a rule of thumb stating that when faulty data are fed into a computer, the information that emerges will also be faulty. [1965-70; g(arbage) i(n) ...
gigolo
/jig"euh loh', zhig"-/, n., pl. gigolos. 1. a man living off the earnings or gifts of a woman, esp. a younger man supported by an older woman in return for his sexual attentions ...
gigot
/jig"euht, zhee goh"/, n. 1. a leg-of-mutton sleeve. 2. a leg of lamb or mutton. [1520-30; < MF, appar. dim. of gigue fiddle ( < Gmc; cf. OHG gîga kind of fiddle (G Geige), ...
gigue
/zheeg/, n. 1. Dance. jig2 (def. 1). 2. Music. a dance movement often forming the conclusion of the classical suite. [1675-85; < F, prob. < E JIG2] * * * Dance derived from the ...
Gijón
/gee hawn"/; Sp. /hee hawn"/, n. a seaport in NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay. 187,612. * * * Seaport city (pop., 2001: 266,419), on the Bay of Biscay, Asturias autonomous ...
Gikatilla, Joseph
▪ Spanish Kabbalist born 1248, Medinaceli, Castile, Spain died c. 1305, , Peñafiel       major Spanish Kabbalist whose writings influenced those of Moses De León, ...
Gikuyu
Gi·ku·yu (gĭ-ko͞oʹyo͞o) n. Variant of Kikuyu. * * *
Gil
/gil/, n. a male given name, form of Gilbert. * * *
Gil Blas
Fr. /zheel blah"/, (Gil Blas de Santillane) a picaresque novel (1715-35) by Le Sage. * * *
Gil de Hontañón, Juan
▪ Spanish architect born c. 1480 died 1526, Salamanca?, Spain  celebrated Spanish architect who was maestro mayor (official architect) of the Segovia cathedral and who ...
Gil de Hontañón, Rodrigo
▪ Spanish architect born c. 1500, Burgos, Spain died May 31, 1577, Segovia  celebrated Spanish architect who is perhaps best known for his treatise on architecture. He also ...
Gil Robles (y Quinoñes), José María
born Nov. 27, 1898, Salamanca, Spain died Sept. 14, 1980, Madrid Spanish politician. A lawyer, in 1931 he formed the Catholic party Acción Popular, which became the main ...
Gil Robles, José María
▪ Spanish statesman born Nov. 27, 1898, Salamanca, Spain died Sept. 14, 1980, Madrid       Catholic politician and leader during the Second Spanish Republic ...
Gila
/hee"leuh/, n. a river flowing W from SW New Mexico across S Arizona to the Colorado River. 630 mi. (1015 km) long. * * * (as used in expressions) Gila Cliff Dwellings National ...
Gila Bend
▪ Arizona, United States       town, Maricopa county, southwestern Arizona, U.S., 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Phoenix. The Gila River makes a sweeping 90° bend ...
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
National preserve, southwestern New Mexico, U.S. Located in the Gila National Forest near the headwaters of the Gila River, it contains groups of small but well-preserved Pueblo ...
Gila monster
a large, venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, of the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, covered with beadlike scales of yellow, orange, and black. [1875-80, Amer.; after ...
Gila River
River, New Mexico and Arizona, U.S. Rising in southwestern New Mexico in the Elk Mountains, near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, it flows 630 mi (1,015 km) west over ...
Gila woodpecker
a dull-colored woodpecker, Melanerpes uropygialis, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. [1855-60, Amer.; after GILA] * * *
Gila, Miguel
▪ 2002 Miguel Gila Cuesta        Spanish comedian and film director (b. March 12, 1919, Madrid, Spain—d. July 13, 2001, Barcelona, Spain), skewered the dictatorship of ...
Gilamonster
Gi·la monster (hēʹlə) n. A venomous lizard (Heloderma suspectum) of arid regions of the southwest United States and western Mexico, having black and orange or yellow ...
Gīlān
▪ province, Iran       ostān (province), northwestern Iran, bounded by the Caspian Sea on the north, Azerbaijan on the northeast, Āzārbāijān-e Sharqī ostān on ...
GilaRiver
Gila River A river rising in the mountains of western New Mexico and flowing about 1,014 km (630 mi) generally westward across southern Arizona to the Colorado River at Yuma in ...
gilbert
/gil"beuhrt/, n. Elect. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns. Abbr.: Gi [1890-95; named after William GILBERT] * * * (as used in ...
Gilbert
/gil"beuhrt/, n. 1. Cass, 1859-1934, U.S. architect. 2. Henry Franklin Belknap /bel"nap/, 1868-1928, U.S. composer. 3. Sir Humphrey, 1537-83, English soldier, navigator, and ...
Gilbert & George
▪ British artists       British collaborative team made up of Gilbert Proesch (b. Sept. 17, 1943, Dolomites, Italy) and George Passmore (b. Jan. 8, 1942, Plymouth, ...
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
/el"is/ a former British colony, comprising the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and other widely scattered islands in the central Pacific ...
Gilbert and George
Gilbert Proesch (1943– ) and George Passmore (1942– ), two English performance artists (= artists who include themselves and their activities in a particular style of visual ...
Gilbert and Sullivan
➡ Gilbert * * *
Gilbert Crispin
▪ Roman Catholic clergyman died c. 1117       English cleric, biblical exegete, and proponent of the thought of St. Anselm of Canterbury.       Of noble birth, ...
Gilbert Foliot
▪ Anglo-Norman Cluniac monk born c. 1110 died Feb. 18, 1187       Anglo-Norman Cluniac monk who became bishop of Hereford and later of London; he was an unsuccessful ...
Gilbert Islands
former name of Kiribati. * * * Group of 16 coral atolls (pop., 1995: 65,939), part of the island nation of Kiribati, western Pacific Ocean. The islands, including Tarawa, the ...
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
➡ Chesterton * * *
Gilbert of Sempringham, Saint
▪ Roman Catholic priest Gilbert also spelled  Guilbert   born c. 1083, , Sempringham, Lincolnshire, Eng. died Feb. 4, 1189, Sempringham; canonized 1202; feast day February ...
Gilbert Proesch
➡ Gilbert and George * * *
Gilbert White
➡ White (II) * * *
Gilbert, Anne Jane Hartley
▪ American dancer and actress née  Anne Jane Hartley   born Oct. 21, 1821, Rochdale, Lancashire, Eng. died Dec. 2, 1904, Chicago, Ill., U.S.       American dancer ...
Gilbert, Cass
born Nov. 24, 1859, Zanesville, Ohio, U.S. died May 17, 1934, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, Eng. U.S. architect. He briefly attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then ...
Gilbert, Grove Karl
▪ American geologist born May 6, 1843, Rochester, N.Y., U.S. died May 1, 1918, Jackson, Mich.  U.S. geologist, one of the founders of modern geomorphology, the study of ...
Gilbert, John
▪ American actor original name  John Cecil Pringle  born July 10, 1899, Logan, Utah, U.S. died January 9, 1936, Los Angeles, Calif.       romantic leading man of the ...
Gilbert, Linda
▪ American welfare worker in full  Zelinda Gilbert   born May 13, 1847, probably Rochester, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 24, 1895, Mount Vernon, N.Y.       American welfare ...
Gilbert, Michael Francis
▪ 2007       British crime novelist and attorney (b. July 17, 1912, Billinghay, Lincolnshire, Eng.—d. Feb. 8, 2006, Luddesdown, Kent, Eng.), entertained readers for ...
Gilbert, Rufus Henry
▪ American surgeon and transit expert born Jan. 26, 1832, Guilford, N.Y., U.S. died July 10, 1885, New York City       U.S. surgeon and transit expert who played a ...
Gilbert, Sir Henry
▪ British chemist born Aug. 1, 1817, Hull, Yorkshire, Eng. died Dec. 23, 1901, Harpenden, Hertfordshire       English chemist whose most important contribution was his ...
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey
born с 1539 died September 1583, at sea near the Azores English soldier and navigator. The half brother of Sir Walter Raleigh, he proposed in his Discourse (1566) a voyage in ...
Gilbert, Sir John
▪ British painter born July 21, 1817, London died Oct. 5, 1897, London  English Romantic painter and illustrator of literary classics, especially remembered for his woodcut ...
Gilbert, Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck)
born Nov. 18, 1836, London, Eng. died May 29, 1911, Harrow Weald, Middlesex British librettist. His early ambition was for a legal career, but in 1861 he began to publish comic ...
Gilbert, Sir W.S.
▪ British playwright in full  Sir William Schwenk Gilbert  born Nov. 18, 1836, London died May 29, 1911, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, Eng.       English playwright and ...
Gilbert, Walter
▪ American biologist born March 21, 1932, Boston, Mass., U.S.       American molecular biologist who was awarded a share (with Paul Berg (Berg, Paul) and Frederick ...
Gilbert, William
▪ English scientist Gilbert also spelled  Gylberde   born May 24, 1544, Colchester, Essex, Eng. died Dec. 10 [Nov. 30, old style], 1603, London or Colchester  pioneer ...
Gilbert,Cass
Gil·bert (gĭlʹbərt), Cass. 1859-1934. American architect whose design of the 60-story Woolworth Building in New York City (1913) greatly influenced the development of the ...
Gilbert,Sir Humphrey
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey. 1539?-1583. English navigator who urged exploration for the Northwest Passage, established in Newfoundland (1583) the first English colony in North ...
Gilbert,Sir William Schwenck
Gilbert, Sir William Schwenck. 1836-1911. British playwright and lyricist known for a series of comic operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore (1878) and The Pirates of Penzance (1879), ...
Gilbert,Walter
Gilbert, Walter. Born 1932. American biologist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing methods of mapping the structure and function of DNA. * * *
Gilbert,William
Gilbert, William. 1544-1603. English court physician noted for his studies of electricity and magnetism. * * *
Gilbertian
/gil berr"tee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the style or humor of Sir William S. Gilbert. [1875-80; GILBERT + -IAN] * * *
GilbertIslands
Gilbert Islands A group of islands of western Kiribati in the central Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by a mixture of Polynesian and Melanesian peoples, the islands were first visited ...
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker
▪ American engineer born July 7, 1868, Fairfield, Maine, U.S. died June 14, 1924, Montclair, N.J.       American engineer who, with his wife, Lillian Gilbreth ...
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, Jr.
▪ 2002       American novelist and journalist (b. March 17, 1911, Plainfield, N.J.—d. Feb. 18, 2001, Charleston, S.C.), drew on his madcap experiences as one of 12 ...
Gilbreth, Lillian Evelyn
▪ American psychologist and engineer née  Lillian Evelyn Moller  born May 24, 1878, Oakland, Calif., U.S. died Jan. 2, 1972, Phoenix, Ariz.       American ...
Gilchrist, Percy
▪ British metallurgist born Dec. 27, 1851, Lyme Regis, Dorset, Eng. died Dec. 16, 1935, England       metallurgist who, with his better-known cousin Sidney Gilchrist ...
Gilchrist, Percy Carlyle
born Dec. 27, 1851, Lyme Regis, Dorset, Eng. died Dec. 16, 1935, England British metallurgist. In 1876–77, with his cousin Sidney Gilchrist Thomas (1850–85), he devised the ...
gild
gild1 —gildable, adj. /gild/, v.t., gilded or gilt, gilding. 1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance. 2. to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect ...
Gilda
/gil"deuh/, n. a female given name: from an Old English word meaning "golden." * * *
Gildas
▪ British historian also spelled  Gildus   died 570?       British historian of the 6th century. A monk, he founded a monastery in Brittany known after him as St. ...
gilded
/gil"did/, adj. 1. covered or highlighted with gold or something of a golden color. 2. having a pleasing or showy appearance that conceals something of little worth. [bef. 1000; ...
Gilded Age
the period in the U.S. c1870-98, characterized by a greatly expanding economy and the emergence of plutocratic influences in government and society. * * * ▪ United States ...
gilder
gilder1 /gil"deuhr/, n. a person or thing that gilds. [1275-1325; ME. See GILD1, -ER1] gilder2 /gil"deuhr/, n. guilder. * * *
Gilder, Jeannette Leonard
▪ American editor and writer born Oct. 3, 1849, Flushing, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 17, 1916, New York, N.Y.       American editor and writer, a prolific and influential ...
gildhall
/gild"hawl'/, n. guildhall. * * *
gilding
/gil"ding/, n. 1. the application of gilt. 2. the gold leaf or other material with which something is gilded. 3. the golden surface produced by the application of gilt. 4. ...
Gildo
▪ Moorish leader died 398, Thabraca       Moorish potentate who rebelled against Rome in 397–398.       In 375 Gildo helped the Romans crush his brother ...
Gilead
/gil"ee euhd/, n. 1. a district of ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan River, in present N Jordan. 2. Mount, a mountain in NW Jordan. 3596 ft. (1096 m). * * * Area of ancient ...
Gileadite
/gil"ee euh duyt'/, n. 1. a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh. 2. an inhabitant of ancient Gilead. [GILEAD + -ITE1] * * *
Gilels
/gi lelz"/; Russ. /gyee"lyils/, n. Emil (Grigoryevich) /ee"mil gri gawr"yeuh vich, ay"mil/; Russ. /e myeel" grddyi gaw"rddyi vyich/, 1916-85, Russian pianist. * * *
Gilels, Emil
▪ Soviet pianist in full  Emil Grigoryevich Gilels  born Oct. 6 [Oct. 19, New Style], 1916, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Oct. 14, 1985, Moscow       Soviet ...
Giles
/juylz/, n. 1. Saint, 8th century A.D., Athenian hermit in France. 2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning "shieldbearer." * * *
Giles Gilbert Scott
➡ Scott (III) * * *
Giles of Rome
▪ Augustinian theologian Latin  Aegidius Romanus,  also called  Doctor Fundatissimus (Latin: “Best-Grounded Teacher”)   born c. 1243, –47, Rome [Italy] died 1316, ...
Giles, Carl Ronald
▪ 1996       British cartoonist (b. Sept. 29, 1916, London, England—d. Aug. 27, 1995, Ipswich, Suffolk, England), for some 50 years created cartoons that made ...
Giles, H.A.
▪ British scholar in full  Herbert Allen Giles   born , Dec. 8, 1845, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng. died Feb. 13, 1935, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire       English scholar of ...
gilgai
/gil"guy/, n. Australian. 1. a small gully or ditch. 2. a small pond or pool of water. Also, gilgie. [1895-1900; < Kamilaroi gilgay] * * *
Gilgal
/gil"gal/, n. the name of several places in ancient Palestine, esp. a site near Jericho where the Israelites encamped after crossing the Jordan. Josh. 4:19-24. * * *
Gilgamesh
/gil"geuh mesh'/, n. a legendary Sumerian king, the hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics. * * * Hero of the ancient Akkadian-language Epic of Gilgamesh. The great literary ...
Gilgit
▪ Kashmir region, Pakistan       town in the Northern Areas of the Pakistani-administered sector of the Kashmir region, in the northern Indian subcontinent. It is ...
gilgul
Seph. Heb. /geel goohl"/; Ashk. Heb. /gil"gool/, n., pl. gilgulim Seph. Heb. /geel gooh leem"/; Ashk. Heb. /gil gooh"lim/. Jewish Folklore. the soul of a dead person that passes ...
gilguy
/gil"guy'/, n. 1. Naut. a rope used as a temporary guy. 2. any device or object not specifically named; gadget. [1865-70; orig. uncert.] * * *
gill
gill1 —gill-less, adj. —gill-like, adj. /gil/, n. 1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water. 2. Also called lamella. one of ...
Gill
/gil/ for 1; /jil/ for 2, n. 1. a male given name. 2. a female given name. * * * ▪ measurement also spelled  jill        in measurement, unit of volume in the ...
gill arch
/gil/. See branchial arch. [1875-80] * * *
gill bar
/gil/. See branchial arch (def. 1). * * *
gill book
/gil/. See book gill. [1880-85] * * *
gill box
/gil/, Textiles. a machine having a number of gills, used in combing. * * *
gill cleft
/gil/. See branchial cleft. [1885-90] * * *
gill filament
/gil/ one of the threadlike processes forming the respiratory surface of a gill. [1840-50] * * *
gill fungus
/gil/ an agaricaceous fungus; mushroom. [1925-30] * * *
gill net
/gil/ a curtainlike net, suspended vertically in the water, with meshes of such a size as to catch by the gills a fish that has thrust its head through. [1790-1800, Amer.] * * *
gill pouch
/gil/. See branchial pouch. [1900-05] * * *
gill raker
/gil/ (in fish) one of a series of stiff projections along the inner margins of the branchial arches that prevent food particles from passing through the branchial ...
gill slit
/gil/. See branchial cleft. [1850-55] * * *
Gill, (Arthur) Eric (Rowton)
▪ British artist and printer born Feb. 22, 1882, Brighton, Sussex, Eng. died Nov. 17, 1940, Uxbridge, Middlesex       British sculptor, engraver, typographic designer, ...
Gill, André
▪ French caricaturist original name  Louis-andré Gosset  born October 1840, Paris, Fr. died 1885, Charenton       French caricaturist who used a style of enlarged ...
Gill, Brendan
born Oct. 4, 1914, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died Dec. 27, 1997, New York, N.Y. U.S. writer. He is chiefly known for his pieces in The New Yorker, where he spent some 60 years, ...
Gill, Irving John
▪ American architect born 1870, Syracuse, New York, U.S. died October 7, 1936, Carlsbad, California       American architect important for introducing a severe, ...
Gill, John
▪ American patriot born May 17, 1732, Charlestown, Mass. [U.S.] died Aug. 25, 1785, Boston, Mass.       patriot and publisher who was a leading advocate of American ...
Gill, Laura Drake
▪ American educator born Aug. 24, 1860, Chesterville, Maine, U.S. died Feb. 3, 1926, Berea, Ky.  American educator, remembered particularly for her role in establishing ...
Gill, Sir David
▪ Scottish astronomer born June 12, 1843, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scot. died Jan. 24, 1914, London, Eng.       Scottish astronomer known for his measurements of solar and ...
gill-netter
/gil"net'euhr/, n. 1. a person who uses a gill net in fishing. 2. a boat used in fishing with a gill net. [1885-90] * * *
gill-over-the-ground
/gil"oh'veuhr dheuh grownd', -grownd"/, n. See ground ivy. [1590-1600] * * *
Gillam, Bernhard
▪ American cartoonist born April 28, 1856, Banbury, Oxfordshire, Eng. died Jan. 19, 1896, Canajoharie, N.Y., U.S.       American political cartoonist noted for his ...
Gillani, Yousaf Raza
▪ prime minister of Pakistan Yousaf also spelled  Yusuf  and Gillani also spelled  Gilani  born June 9, 1952, Karachi, Pak.       politician who became prime ...
gillarch
gill arch (gĭl) n. In both senses also called branchial arch. 1. One of several bony or cartilaginous arches located on either side of the pharynx and supporting the gills in ...
Gillars, Mildred
▪ American traitor byname  Axis Sally   born Nov. 29, 1900, Portland, Maine, U.S. died June 25, 1988, Columbus, Ohio       American citizen who was a radio ...
gillcleft
gill cleft (gĭl) n. See gill slit. * * *
gilled
See gill1. * * *
Gillen, Francis James
▪ Australian anthropologist born Oct. 28, 1855, Clare, near Adelaide, S.Aus., Australia died June 5, 1912       Australian anthropologist who did pioneering fieldwork ...
Gilles
(as used in expressions) Gilles de Retz Gilles de Rais Deleuze Gilles Raymond of Saint Gilles * * *
Gilles Li Muisis
▪ French poet also called  Le Muiset  born January 1272, Tournai, France died Oct. 15, 1352, Tournai       French poet and chronicler whose works are important ...
Gillesde la Tourette syndrome
Gilles de la Tour·ette syndrome (zhēl də lä to͝o-rĕtʹ) n. See Tourette's syndrome. * * *
Gillespie
/gi les"pee/, n. John Birks /berrks/ ("Dizzy"), 1917-93, U.S. jazz trumpeter and composer. * * * (as used in expressions) Birney James Gillespie Blaine James Gillespie Gillespie ...
Gillespie, Dizzy
orig. John Birks Gillespie born Oct. 21, 1917, Cheraw, S.C., U.S. died Jan. 6, 1993, Englewood, N.J. U.S. jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader, one of the primary ...
Gillespie, George
▪ Scottish minister and writer born Jan. 21, 1613, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scot. died Dec. 17, 1648, Kirkcaldy       leader of the Church of Scotland and polemical writer, who ...
Gillespie, John Birks
▪ 1994       ("DIZZY"), U.S. trumpeter, composer, and bandleader (b. Oct. 21, 1917, Cheraw, S.C.—d. Jan. 6, 1993, Englewood, N.J.), was a brilliant innovator and ...
Gillespie, Mother Angela
▪ American religious leader original name  Eliza Maria Gillespie  born Feb. 21, 1824, near Brownsville, Pa., U.S. died March 4, 1887, South Bend, Ind.       American ...
Gillespie, Thomas
▪ Scottish minister born 1708, Clearburn, near Edinburgh, Scot. died Jan. 19, 1774, Dunfermline, Fife       Scottish Presbyterian minister who assisted in founding the ...
Gillespie,John Birks
Gil·les·pie (gə-lĕsʹpē), John Birks. Known as “Dizzy.” 1917-1993. American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer who was a key leader in the bop movement. * * *
Gillett
/ji let"/, n. 1. Frederick Huntington, 1851-1935, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1919-25. 2. a male given name, form of Gilbert. * * *
Gillette
/ji let"/, n. 1. King Camp, 1855-1932, U.S. businessman: inventor of the safety razor. 2. William (Hooker), 1855-1937, U.S. actor and dramatist. 3. a town in NE Wyoming. ...
Gillette, King Camp
▪ American manufacturer born Jan. 5, 1855, Fond du Lac, Wis., U.S. died July 9, 1932, Los Angeles, Calif.       American inventor and first manufacturer of a razor ...
Gillette, William Hooker
▪ American playwright and actor born July 24, 1853, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died April 29, 1937, Hartford  American playwright and actor noted for his portrayal of the title ...
Gillette,King Camp
Gil·lette (jə-lĕtʹ), King Camp. 1855-1932. American inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (c. 1895) and founded the Gillette Safety Razor Company ...
gillfungus
gill fungus (gĭl) n. A fleshy fungus having a cap with gills on the underside. * * *
Gillian
/jil"ee euhn, -yeuhn/, n. a female given name, form of Juliana. * * *
Gilliatt, Penelope
▪ British writer in full  Penelope Ann Douglass Gilliatt  born March 25, 1932, London, Eng. died May 9, 1993, London       English writer of essays, short stories, ...
Gilliatt, Penelope Ann Douglass
▪ 1994       British-born writer and critic (b. March 25, 1932, London, England—d. May 9, 1993, London), was for many years a film critic for The New Yorker; she also ...
gillie
/gil"ee/, n. 1. Scot. a. a hunting or fishing guide. b. a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain. 2. ghillie. Also, gilly. [1590-1600; < ScotGael gille lad, ...
gilliflower
gilliflower [jil′i flou΄ər] n. 〚altered (after FLOWER) < ME gilofre < OFr gilofre, girofle, gilliflower < LL caryophyllon < Gr karyophyllon, clove tree < karyon, nut (see ...
gilling
/gil"ing/, n. Textiles. the process of attenuating worsted fibers and making them parallel by using a gill box while combing. [GILL5 + -ING1] * * *
Gillingham
Gil·ling·ham (jĭlʹĭng-əm) A municipal borough of southeast England north of Maidstone. The Royal School of Military Engineering is here. Population: 95,900. * * * ▪ ...
Gilliss, James Melville
▪ American astronomer and naval officer born Sept. 6, 1811, Georgetown, Md., U.S. died Feb. 9, 1865, Washington, D.C.       U.S. naval officer and astronomer who ...
Gillman, Sid
▪ 2004       American football coach (b. Oct. 26, 1911, Minneapolis, Minn.—d. Jan. 3, 2003, Los Angeles, Calif.), was regarded as the progenitor of the modern passing ...
gillnet
gill·net (gĭlʹnĕt') tr.v. gill·net·ted, gill·net·ting, gill·nets To catch (fish) by means of a gill net. * * *
gillnet
gill net (gĭl) n. A fishing net set vertically in the water so that fish swimming into it are entangled by the gills in its mesh. * * *
Gillot, Claude
▪ French painter, engraver, and theatrical designer born April 27, 1673, Langres, France died May 4, 1722, Paris       French painter, engraver, and theatrical designer ...
Gillray
(1757–1815) an English caricaturist (= an artist who makes people appear ridiculous by exaggerating their characteristics). He often made fun of the government and the royal ...
Gillray, James
▪ English caricaturist born Aug. 13, 1756, Chelsea, near London, Eng. died June 1, 1815, London  English caricaturist chiefly remembered for lively political cartoons ...
gillslit
gill slit (gĭl) n. 1. One of several narrow external openings connecting with the pharynx, characteristic of sharks and related fishes, through which water passes to the ...
gilly
gilly1 /gil"ee/, n., pl. gillies. Scot. gillie. gilly2 /gil"ee/, n., pl. gillies, v., gillied, gillying. n. 1. a truck or wagon, esp. one used to transport the equipment of a ...
gillyflower
/jil"ee flow'euhr/, n. 1. Archaic. any of several fragrant flowers of the genus Dianthus, as the carnation or clove pink. 2. any of various other usually fragrant flowers, esp. a ...
Gilman
/gil"meuhn/, n. 1. Arthur, 1837-1909, U.S. educator. 2. Daniel Coit /koyt/, 1831-1908, U.S. educator. * * *
Gilman reagent
▪ chemistry       another name for organocopper compounds used for carbon-carbon bond formation in organic synthesis. Compounds of this type were first described in the ...
Gilman, Alfred G.
▪ American pharmacologist in full  Alfred Goodman Gilman   born July 1, 1941, New Haven, Conn., U.S.       American pharmacologist who shared the 1994 Nobel Prize for ...
Gilman, Caroline Howard
▪ American writer and publisher née  Caroline Howard  born Oct. 8, 1794, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 15, 1888, Washington, D.C.       popular American writer and ...
Gilman, Charlotte (Anna) Perkins (Stetson)
born July 3, 1860, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died Aug. 17, 1935, Pasadena, Calif. U.S. feminist theorist, writer, and lecturer. She gained worldwide fame as a lecturer on women, ...
Gilman, Charlotte Anna Perkins
▪ American author and social reformer in full  Charlotte Anna Perkins Stetson Gilman , née  Charlotte Anna Perkins  born July 3, 1860, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died Aug. 17, ...
Gilman, Daniel Coit
▪ American educator born July 6, 1831, Norwich, Conn., U.S. died Oct. 13, 1908, Norwich       American educator and first president of Johns Hopkins University, ...
Gilman,Charlotte Anna Perkins
Gil·man (gĭlʹmən), Charlotte Anna Perkins. 1860-1935. American feminist, writer, and editor best known for Women and Economics (1898), an influential manifesto calling for ...

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