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Gottwaldov
Gott·wald·ov (gôtʹväl-dôf') See Zlín. * * *
Götz
/gets/; Ger. /guets/, n. Hermann /herdd"mahn/, 1840-76, German composer. Also, Goetz. * * *
Götz, Hermann
▪ Swiss composer born Dec. 7, 1840, Königsberg, Prussia [now Kaliningrad, Russia] died Dec. 3, 1876, Hottingen, near Zürich, Switz.       composer whose only enduring ...
gouache
/gwahsh, gooh ahsh"/; Fr. /gwannsh/, n., pl. gouaches /gwah"shiz, gooh ah"shiz/; Fr. /gwannsh"/ for 3. 1. a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum. 2. an ...
Gouda
/gow"deuh, gooh"-/; Du. /khow"dah/, n. 1. a city in the W Netherlands, NE of Rotterdam. 59,185. 2. a semisoft, cream-colored cheese made in Holland from whole or partly skimmed ...
Gouda (cheese)
Gouda (cheese) or Gouda [go͞o′də, gou′də] n. 〚after Gouda, Netherlands, city where orig. produced〛 a mild, semisoft to hard cheese similar to Edam and sometimes coated ...
Goudimel, Claude
▪ French composer born c. 1510, Besançon, Fr. died Aug. 28?, 1572, Lyon       French composer noted for his settings of the metrical Psalms.       He worked in ...
Goudsmit, Samuel Abraham
▪ American physicist born July 11, 1902, The Hague died Dec. 4, 1978, Reno, Nev., U.S.       Dutch-born U.S. physicist who, with George E. Uhlenbeck (Uhlenbeck, George ...
Goudy
/gow"dee/, n. Frederic William, 1865-1947, U.S. designer of printing types. * * *
Goudy, Frederic W
▪ American printer and typographer born March 8, 1865, Bloomington, Ill., U.S. died May 11, 1947, Marlboro, N.Y.       U.S. printer and typographer who designed more ...
Goudy,Frederic William
Gou·dy (gouʹdē), Frederic William. 1865-1947. American printer and designer of more than 90 typefaces. * * *
gouge
—gouger, n. /gowj/, n., v., gouged, gouging. n. 1. a chisel having a partly cylindrical blade with the bevel on either the concave or the convex side. 2. an act of gouging. 3. ...
gouger
See gouge. * * *
Gouges, Olympia de
▪ French writer original name  Marie Gouze  born May 7, 1748, Montauban, France died November 4, 1793, Paris       French social reformer and writer who challenged ...
Gough Island
      island associated with the Tristan da Cunha (q.v.) island group. * * *
Gough, Sir Hubert de la Poer
▪ British commander born Aug. 12, 1870, London died March 18, 1963, London  World War I commander of the British 5th Army, which bore the brunt of the great German offensive ...
Gough, Sir Hugh
▪ British military officer also called (1846–49)  Baron Gough , or (from 1849)  1st Viscount Gough  born Nov. 3, 1779, Limerick, County Limerick, Ire. died March 2, ...
Gouin, Sir Jean-Lomer
▪ Canadian politician and statesman born March 19, 1861, Grondines, Canada East [now Quebec] died March 28, 1929, Quebec, Que.  Canadian politician and statesman who was ...
goujon
/gooh"jeuhn/, n., pl. goujons, (esp. collectively) goujon. See flathead catfish. [1880-85, Amer.; < LaF, F: GUDGEON1] * * *
Goujon
/gooh zhawonn"/, n. Jean /zhahonn/, c1510-c1568, French sculptor. * * *
Goujon, Jean
▪ French sculptor born c. 1510, , Normandy?, Fr. died c. 1568  French Renaissance sculptor of the mid-16th century.       The earliest record of Goujon's activity as ...
Goulart, João
▪ Brazilian politician in full  João Belchior Marques Goulart , byname  Jango   born March 1, 1918, São Borja, Braz. died Dec. 6, 1976, Corrientes province, ...
Goulart, João (Belchior Marques)
born March 1, 1918, São Borja, Braz. died Dec. 6, 1976, Corrientes province, Arg. Reformist president of Brazil (1961–64). Son of a wealthy rancher, he earned a law degree ...
goulash
/gooh"lahsh, -lash/, n. 1. Also called Hungarian goulash. a stew of beef or veal and vegetables, with paprika and other seasoning. 2. a heterogeneous mixture; hodgepodge; ...
Goulburn
▪ New South Wales, Australia       principal city of the Southern Tablelands, southeastern New South Wales, Australia. It lies at the confluence of the Wollondilly and ...
Goulburn Islands
▪ islands, Australia       group of islands in the Arafura Sea off the northern coast of Arnhem Land in Northern Territory, northern Australia. They comprise South ...
Goulburn River
River, central Victoria, Australia. Rising on Mount Singleton in Fraser National Park, it flows north for 280 mi (450 km) through the Eildon, Goulburn, and Waranga reservoirs ...
Gould
/goohld/, n. 1. Chester, 1900-85, U.S. cartoonist: creator of the comic strip "Dick Tracy." 2. Glenn Herbert, 1932-82, Canadian pianist and composer. 3. Jay, 1836-92, U.S. ...
Gould, Arthur Joseph
▪ Welsh rugby player born Oct. 10, 1864, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales died Jan. 2, 1919       Welsh rugby player who between 1885 and 1897 won 27 caps for Wales and ...
Gould, Augustus A(ddison)
▪ American naturalist born April 23, 1805, New Ipswich, N.H., U.S. died Sept. 15, 1866, Boston       naturalist and physician, pioneer of American conchology, or the ...
Gould, Benjamin Apthorp
▪ American astronomer born Sept. 27, 1824, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Nov. 26, 1896, Cambridge, Mass.  American astronomer whose star catalogs helped fix the list of ...
Gould, Chester
born Nov. 20, 1900, Pawnee, Okla., U.S. died May 11, 1985, Woodstock, Ill. U.S. cartoonist. He studied cartooning through a correspondence school. His "Dick Tracy" action comic ...
Gould, Glenn (Herbert)
born Sept. 25, 1932, Toronto, Ont., Can. died Oct. 4, 1982, Toronto Canadian pianist. The acclaim that greeted Gould's first recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations (1955) led ...
Gould, Glenn Herbert
▪ Canadian pianist born Sept. 25, 1932, Toronto, Ont., Can. died Oct. 4, 1982, Toronto       Canadian pianist known for his contrapuntal clarity and brilliant, if often ...
Gould, Gordon
▪ 2006       American physicist (b. July 17, 1920, New York, N.Y.—d. Sept. 16, 2005, New York City), played an important role in early laser research and coined the ...
Gould, Jay
orig. Jason Gould born May 27, 1836, Roxbury, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 2, 1892, New York, N.Y. U.S. railroad executive, speculator, and robber baron. Educated in local schools, he ...
Gould, John
▪ British ornithologist born Sept. 14, 1804, Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, Eng. died Feb. 3, 1881, London       English ornithologist whose large, lavishly illustrated ...
Gould, Laurence McKinley
▪ 1996       U.S. polar explorer who participated in a landmark expedition to Antarctica and served (1945-62) as president of Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. (b. ...
Gould, Morton
▪ 1997       U.S. composer, conductor, and pianist (b. Dec. 10, 1913, Richmond Hill, N.Y.—d. Feb. 21, 1996, Orlando, Fla.), was noted for compositions that bridged the ...
Gould, Shane
born Nov. 23, 1956, Sydney, Austl. Australian swimmer. In the 1972 Olympic Games, at age 15, she dominated women's swimming, winning five medals (three gold, one silver, and ...
Gould, Stephen Jay
born Sept. 10, 1941, New York, N.Y., U.S. died May 20, 2002, New York, N.Y. U.S. paleontologist and evolutionary biologist. He received a Ph.D. in paleontology from Columbia ...
Gould,Glenn
Gould (go͞old), Glenn. 1932-1982. Canadian pianist noted for his performances and recordings of the works of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. * * *
Gould,Jay
Gould, Jay. 1836-1892. American financier and speculator who with James Fisk and Daniel Drew wrested control of the Erie Railroad from Cornelius Vanderbilt (1867-1868). With ...
Gould,Stephen Jay
Gould, Stephen Jay. Born 1941. American evolutionary biologist, writer, and historian of science. He developed the theory of punctuated equilibrium with Niles Eldredge (born ...
Goulding, Cathal
▪ 1999       Irish political activist who became chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1962 and whose relatively moderate stance helped trigger the 1969 ...
Goulet, Robert Gerard
▪ 2008       American singer and actor born Nov. 26, 1933, Lawrence, Mass. died Oct. 30, 2007, Los Angeles, Calif. possessed a rich baritone voice and matinee-idol ...
Gounod
/gooh"noh/; Fr. /gooh noh"/, n. Charles François /chahrlz fran swah"/; Fr. /shannrddl frddahonn swann"/, 1818-93, French composer. * * *
Gounod, Charles
▪ French composer in full  Charles-françois Gounod   born June 17, 1818, Paris, France died Oct. 18, 1893, Saint-Cloud, near Paris       French composer noted ...
Gounod, Charles (François)
born June 17, 1818, Paris, Fr. died Oct. 18, 1893, Saint-Cloud, near Paris French composer. He studied music at the Paris Conservatory and in Rome. He also studied for the ...
Gounod, Charles François
Gou·nod (go͞oʹnō, go͞o-nōʹ), Charles François. 1818-1893. French composer particularly noted for his ecclesiastical music and the operas Faust (1859) and Romeo and ...
gourami
/goo rah"mee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) gourami, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) gouramis. 1. a large, air-breathing, nest-building, freshwater Asiatic fish, ...
gourd
—gourdlike, adj. /gawrd, gohrd, goord/, n. 1. the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, esp. those of Lagenaria siceraria (white-flowered gourd or bottle gourd), whose ...
gourd cup
a metal cup of the 16th and 17th centuries having a gourd-shaped bowl mounted on a stem. * * *
gourd family
the plant family Cucurbitaceae, characterized by tendril-bearing vines, either trailing or climbing and having alternate, palmately lobed leaves, often large yellow or greenish ...
gourde
Fr. /goohrddd/; Eng. /goord/, n., pl. gourdes Fr. /goohrddd/; Eng. /goordz/. a paper money and monetary unit of Haiti, equal to 100 centimes. Abbr.: G., Gde. [1855-60; < F, n. ...
Gourgaud, Gaspard
▪ French historian born Nov. 4, 1783, Versailles, Fr. died July 25, 1852, Paris  French soldier and historian who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) into exile at ...
gourmand
—gourmandism, n. /goor mahnd", goor"meuhnd/, n. 1. a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess. 2. a gourmet; epicure. Also, gormand. [1400-50; ...
gourmandise
gourmandise1 /goor'meuhn deez"/, n. unrestrained enjoyment of fine foods, wines, and the like. [ < F; see GORMANDIZE] gourmandise2 /goor"meuhn duyz'/, v.i., gourmandised, ...
gourmandize
—gourmandizer, n. /goor"meuhn duyz'/, v.i., gourmandized, gourmandizing. to enjoy fine food and drink, esp. often and in lavish quantity. [1540-50; GOURMAND + -IZE] * * *
gourmet
/goor may", goor"may/, n. 1. a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure. adj. 2. of or characteristic of a gourmet, esp. in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or ...
Gourmont
/goohrdd mawonn"/, n. Remy de /rddeuh mee" deuh/, 1858-1915, French critic and novelist. * * *
Gourmont, Rémy de
born April 4, 1858, Bazoches-en-Houlmes, France died Sept. 27, 1915, Paris French novelist, poet, playwright, and philosopher. He worked 10 years at the national library; his ...
Gournia
/goor"nee euh/, n. a village in NE Crete, near the site of an excavated Minoan town and palace. * * *
Goursat, Édouard (-Jean-Baptiste)
▪ French mathematician born May 21, 1858, Lanzac, Fr. died Nov. 25, 1936, Paris       French mathematician and theorist whose contribution to the theory of functions, ...
gout
/gowt/, n. 1. an acute, recurrent disease characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, chiefly those in the feet and hands, and esp. in the great toe, and by an excess of ...
Gouthière, Pierre
▪ French metalworker born 1732, Bar-sur-Aube, Fr. died 1813/14, Paris  metalworker who was among the most influential French craftsmen in the 18th century.       In ...
goutiness
See gout. * * *
goutish
/gow"tish/, adj. susceptible to gout; gouty. [1350-1400; ME; see GOUT, -ISH1] * * *
goutweed
/gowt"weed'/, n. a fast-spreading weed, Aegopodium podagraria, of the parsley family, native to Eurasia, having umbels of white flowers. Also called bishop's-weed. [1770-80; GOUT ...
gouty
—goutily, adv. —goutiness, n. /gow"tee/, adj., goutier, goutiest. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of gout. 2. causing gout. 3. diseased with or subject to gout. 4. swollen ...
gouty stool
a footstool of the 18th century having a top adjustable to a variety of angles. * * *
Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, Laurent, marquis de
▪ French soldier and statesman born April 13, 1764, Toul, Fr. died March 17, 1830, Hyères  French soldier and statesman who distinguished himself in the Napoleonic Wars ...
gov
gov or Gov abbrev. 1. government 2. governor * * *
Gov.
governor. * * *
gov.
1. governor. 2. government. * * *
Govardhan
▪ Indian painter flourished 17th century, India       a noted Mughal (Mughal painting) painter born into imperial service. He was the son of a Hindu painter, Bhavani ...
Gove Peninsula
▪ peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia       peninsula extending from the northeastern corner of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, into the Arafura Sea. An ...
Gover, Alfred Richard
▪ 2002 “Alf”        British cricketer and coach (b. Feb. 29, 1908, Woodcote, Epsom, Surrey, Eng.—d. Oct. 7, 2001, London, Eng.), was a reliable fast bowler for ...
govern
—governable, adj. —governability, governableness, n. /guv"euhrn/, v.t. 1. to rule over by right of authority: to govern a nation. 2. to exercise a directing or restraining ...
governable
See govern. * * *
Governador Island
▪ island, Brazil also spelled  Governours Island , Portuguese  Ilha do Governador         island, the largest island (12 square miles [31 square km]) in Guanabara ...
Governador Valadares
/gaw'virdd neuh dawrdd" vah'leuh dah"rddis/ a city in E Brazil. 125,174. * * * ▪ Brazil also called (until 1939)  Figueira        city, eastern Minas Gerais estado ...
GovernadorValadares
Go·ver·na·dor Va·la·da·res (gŭv'ər-nə-dôrʹ văl'ə-därʹĭs, gô'vĭr-nä-dôrʹ vä'lä-därʹĭs) A city of eastern Brazil northeast of Belo Horizonte. It is a ...
governance
/guv"euhr neuhns/, n. 1. government; exercise of authority; control. 2. a method or system of government or management. [1325-75; ME governaunce < OF < ML gubernantia; see ...
governess
—governessy, adj. /guv"euhr nis/, n. 1. a woman who is employed to take charge of a child's upbringing, education, etc. 2. Archaic. a woman who is a ruler or ...
government
—governmental /guv'euhrn men"tl, -euhr men"-/, adj. —governmentally, adv. /guv"euhrn meuhnt, -euhr meuhnt/, n. 1. the political direction and control exercised over the ...
government budget
Forecast of governmental expenditures and revenues for the ensuing fiscal year. In modern industrial economies, the budget is the key instrument for the execution of government ...
government economic policy
▪ finance Introduction       measures by which a government attempts to influence the economy. The national budget generally reflects the economic policy of a ...
government health warning
n (in Britain) a warning that must by law appear on all tobacco products and advertisements for them, to show that they are considered harmful to health. They may also appear on ...
Government House
the official residence of a colonial governor, as in a British Commonwealth country. Also, government house. [1795-1805] * * *
government issue
(often cap.) issued or supplied by the government or one of its agencies. Also, government-issue. [1935-40] * * *
Government National Mortgage Association
a U.S. government-owned corporation whose chief function is to help finance government-guaranteed home mortgages through the sale of bonds. Abbr.: GNMA Also called Ginnie Mae. * ...
Government of India Acts
▪ United Kingdom       succession of measures passed by the British Parliament between 1773 and 1935 to regulate the government of India. The first several acts—passed ...
Government, Instrument of
▪ England [1653]       the document that established the English Protectorate and under which Great Britain was governed from December 1653 to May 1657. The first ...
government-in-exile
/guv"euhrn meuhnt in eg"zuyl, -ek"suyl, -euhr meuhnt-/, n. a government temporarily moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to establish that government in their ...
governmental
See government. * * *
governmentalism
—governmentalist, n. /guv'euhrn men"tl iz'euhm, -euhr men"-/, n. the trend toward expansion of the government's role, range of activities, or power. [1840-50; GOVERNMENTAL + ...
governmentally
See governmental. * * *
governmentese
/guv'euhrn meuhn teez", -tees", -euhr meuhn-/, n. complicated or obscurantist language thought to be characteristic of government bureaucratic statements; officialese. Also, ...
GovernmentIssue
Gov·ern·ment Issue (gŭvʹərn-mənt) n. Abbr. GI Something, such as military equipment, that is issued by a government. * * *
governmenty
/guv"euhrn meuhn tee, -euhr meuhn-/, adj. Canadian Informal. pompous. [GOVERNMENT + -Y1] * * *
governor
/guv"euhr neuhr, -euh neuhr/, n. 1. the executive head of a state in the U.S. 2. a person charged with the direction or control of an institution, society, etc.: the governors of ...
governor general
—governor-generalship, n. pl. governors general, governor generals. 1. a governor who is chief over subordinate or deputy governors. 2. governor (def. 3). Also, ...
Governor Winthrop desk
an 18th-century American desk having a slant front. Also called Winthrop desk. [1925-30, Amer.; after John WINTHROP] * * *
governor's council
a council chosen to assist or inform a governor on legislative or executive matters. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
governor-general
gov·er·nor-gen·er·al (gŭv'ər-nər-jĕnʹər-əl) n. pl. gov·er·nors-gen·er·al or gov·er·nor-gen·er·als A governor of a large territory who has other subordinate ...
governor-generalship
See governor-general. * * *
governorate
/guv"euhr neuhr it, -neuh rayt', -euh neuhr-, -euh neuh-/, n. an administrative division of a country, esp. Egypt. [1895-1900; GOVERNOR + -ATE3] * * *
Governors Island
an island in New York Bay at the S end of the East River: U.S. military post. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km). * * * ▪ island, New York City, New York, United States       island ...
governorship
/guv"euhr neuhr ship', -euh neuhr-/, n. the duties, term in office, etc., of a governor. [1635-45; GOVERNOR + -SHIP] * * *
GovernorsIsland
Gov·er·nors Island (gŭvʹər-nərz) An island of southeast New York in Upper New York Bay south of Manhattan. Used by the British as a residence for the colonial governor of ...
govt
govt or Govt abbrev. government * * *
Govt.
government. Also, govt. * * *
Gow, Niel
▪ Scottish violinist born March 22, 1727, Inver, Perthshire, Scot. died March 1, 1807, Inver       violinist known for his publications of old Scottish ...
gowan
—gowaned, adj. —gowany, adj. /gow"euhn/, n. Scot. and North Eng. any of various yellow or white field flowers, esp. the English daisy. [1560-70; earlier gollan < ON gollinn ...
gowd
/gowd/, n. Chiefly Scot. gold. * * *
Gowdy, Curt
▪ 2007       American sportscaster (b. July 31, 1919, Green River, Wyo.—d. Feb. 20, 2006, Palm Beach, Fla.), was the plainspoken voice behind the microphone for ...
Gower
/gow"euhr, gawr, gohr/, n. John, 1325?-1408, English poet. * * * ▪ peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom also called  Gower Peninsula , Welsh  Gŵyr   peninsula in Swansea ...
Gower Peninsula
a peninsula (= an area of land almost surrounded by water) on the south coast of Wales, near Swansea. It is well known for its attractive scenery and for the many remains of ...
Gower, John
born 1330? died 1408, London? English poet. His works, in the tradition of courtly love and moral allegory, strongly influenced other poets of his day. His friend Geoffrey ...
Gower,John
Gow·er (gouʹər, gôrʹ, gōrʹ), John. 1325?-1408. English poet who wrote allegorical, didactic works, such as Vox Clamantis (1382?-1384), in Latin, French, and English. * * *
Gowers, William Timothy
▪ British mathematician born Nov. 20, 1963, Marlborough, Wiltshire, Eng.       British mathematician who won the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in the theory of ...
gowk
/gowk, gohk/, n. 1. Brit. Dial. cuckoo. 2. a fool or simpleton. [1275-1325; ME goke < ON gaukr; c. OE geac, G Gauch] * * *
gown
/gown/, n. 1. a woman's dress or robe, esp. one that is full-length. 2. nightgown. 3. dressing gown. 4. See evening gown. 5. a loose, flowing outer garment in any of various ...
gowns
➡ Oxbridge * * *
gownsman
/gownz"meuhn/, n., pl. gownsmen. a person who wears a gown indicating office, profession, or status. [1570-80; GOWN + 'S1 + MAN1] * * *
Gowon, Yakubu
▪ head of state of Nigeria also known as  Jack Gowon  born October 19, 1934, Pankshin, Nigeria       Nigerian military leader, who served as head of state ...
Gowrie, John Ruthven, 3rd earl of
▪ Scottish conspirator born c. 1577 died Aug. 5, 1600, Gowrie House, Perth, Perthshire, Scot.       alleged Scottish conspirator, one of the principals in the ...
gox
/goks/ gaseous oxygen. Cf. lox2. [by contr. and shortening] * * *
goy
—goyish, adj. /goy/, n., pl. goyim /goy"im/, goys. Often Disparaging. a non-Jewish person; gentile. Also, goi. [1835-45; < Yiddish < Heb goi nation, non-Jew, Jew ignorant of ...
Goya
/goy"euh/; Sp. /gaw"yah/, n. Francisco de /fran sis"koh deuh/; Sp. /frddahn thees"kaw de, -sees"-/, (Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes), 1746-1828, Spanish painter. * * *
Goya (y Lucientes)
Goya (y Lucientes) [gō̂′yä ē lo͞o thyen′tās] Francisco José de [frän thēs′kō̂ hō̂ se′ the] 1746-1828; Sp. painter * * *
Goya (y Lucientes), Francisco (José) de
born March 30, 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain died April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, France Spanish painter and printmaker. He came to maturity in 1775 with the first of some 60 cartoons for ...
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Joséde
Go·ya y Lu·ci·en·tes (goiʹə ēlo͞o-syĕnʹtēs, gōʹyä ēlo͞o-thyĕnʹtĕs), Francisco José de. 1746-1828. Spanish painter and etcher whose art reflected the ...
Goya, Francisco de
▪ Spanish artist Introduction in full  Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes  born March 30, 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain died April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, France  Spanish artist ...
Goyen
/goy"euhn/, n. 1. (Charles) William, 1915-83, U.S. novelist and playwright. 2. Jan van /yahn vahn/, 1596-1656, Dutch painter. * * *
Goyen, Jan Josephs(zoon) van
born Jan. 13, 1596, Leiden, Neth. died April 27, 1656, The Hague Dutch painter and etcher. He studied in Leiden and Haarlem before settling at The Hague in 1632. Confining ...
Goyen, Jan van
▪ Dutch painter Goyen also spelled  Goijen , in full  Jan Josephszoon van Goyen  born Jan. 13, 1596, Leiden, Neth. died April 27, 1656, The Hague  painter and etcher, one ...
goyish
See goy. * * *
Goytisolo, Juan
▪ Spanish writer born Jan. 5, 1931, Barcelona, Spain       Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and essayist whose early Neorealist work evolved into avant-garde ...
Gozo
▪ island, Malta Latin  Gaulus , Maltese  Ghaudex , or  Ghaudesh   second largest of the Maltese islands (after the island of Malta), in the Mediterranean Sea, 3 1/4 mi ...
Gozzano, Guido
▪ Italian poet born Dec. 19, 1883, Turin, Italy died Aug. 9, 1916, Turin       Italian poet, leader of a poetic school known as crepuscolarismo, (crepuscolarismo) which ...
Gozzi, Carlo, Conte
▪ Italian author (Count) born Dec. 13, 1720, Venice died April 4, 1806, Venice       poet, prose writer, and dramatist, a fierce and skillful defender of the ...
Gozzi, Gasparo, Count
▪ Italian author (conte) born Dec. 4, 1713, Venice [Italy] died Dec. 27, 1786, Padua, Venetia       Italian poet, prose writer, journalist, and critic. He is ...
gozzle
/goz"euhl/, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. the throat; gullet. Also, goozle, guzzle. [1905-10, Amer.; expressive word akin to GUZZLE; cf. Brit. dial. guzzle gutter, drain, ...
Gozzoli, Benozzo
orig. Benozzo di Lese born 1420, Florence died Oct. 4, 1497, Pistoia Italian Renaissance painter. Early in his career he assisted Lorenzo Ghiberti on the east doors of the ...
Gołuchowski, Agenor, Count
▪ Austrian statesman (Graf) born Feb. 8, 1812, Skała, Austrian Galicia [now Skalat, Ukraine] died Aug. 3, 1875, Lemberg, Austrian Poland [now Lviv, ...
gp
general purpose. * * *
gp.
group. Also, Gp. * * *
GPA
See grade point average. * * *
gpad
gallons per acre per day. * * *
gpcd
gallons per capita per day. * * *
gpd
gallons per day. * * *
gph
gallons per hour. Also, GPH, g.p.h. * * *
gpm
gallons per minute. Also, GPM, g.p.m. * * *
GPMU
(in full the Graphical, Paper and Media Union) a trade union in Britain and Ireland, mainly representing workers in the printing, paper and design industries. It was formed in ...
GPO
GPO abbrev. 1. General Post Office 2. General Printing Office * * * GPO abbr. 1. general post office. 2. Government Printing Office. * * * (in full the General Post Office) the ...
gppm
gppm abbr. graphics pages per minute. * * *
gpr
To be(come) strong, prevail, work. West Semitic variant (assimilated) form gbr. 1. Gabriel, from Hebrew gabrîʾēl, my strong one (is) God, from gabrî, my strong one, from ...
GPS
Global Positioning System. See NAVSTAR Global Positioning System. * * * ▪ navigation Introduction in full  Global Positioning System        space-based ...
gps
gallons per second. Also, GPS, g.p.s. * * * ▪ navigation Introduction in full  Global Positioning System        space-based radio-navigation system that broadcasts ...
GPU
General Postal Union. See Universal Postal Union. /gay"pay'ooh", jee"pee'yooh"/ (in the Soviet Union) the secret-police organization (1922-23) functioning under the NKVD. Also, ...
GQ
General Quarters. * * *
Gqoba, William Wellington
▪ Bantu writer born 1840, near Gaga, Cape Colony [now in South Africa] died April 26, 1888       poet, philologist, and journalist, a dominant literary figure among ...
gr
1. grain; grains. 2. gram; grams. 3. gross. * * *
Gr Brit
Gr Brit or Gr Br abbrev. Great Britain * * *
gr wt
gr wt abbrev. gross weight * * *
Gr.
1. Grecian. 2. Greece. 3. Greek. * * *
gr.
1. grade. 2. grain; grains. 3. gram; grams. 4. grammar. 5. gravity. 6. great. 7. gross. 8. group. * * *
Gr. Br.
Great Britain. Also, Gr. Brit. * * *
gr. wt.
gross weight. * * *
Gr.Brit.
Gr. Brit. abbr. Great Britain. * * *
gr.wt.
gr. wt. abbr. gross weight. * * *
Graaf, Reinier de
▪ Dutch physician Reiner also spelled  Regnier   born July 30, 1641, Schoonhoven, Neth. died Aug. 17, 1673, Delft  Dutch physician who discovered the follicles of the ...
Graaff, Simon de
▪ Dutch statesman born Aug. 24, 1861, Lisse, Neth. died Oct. 2, 1948, Oegstgeest       Dutch statesman who, as colonial minister (1919–25), reorganized the ...
Graaff-Reinet
▪ South Africa       town, Eastern Cape province, South Africa. It lies along the Sundays River, in the arid upland plateau area called the Great Karoo. Founded in 1786 ...
Graafian follicle
/grah"fee euhn/, (sometimes l.c.) one of the small vesicles containing a developing ovum in the ovary of a mammal. [1835-45; named after Regnier de Graaf (d. 1673), Dutch ...
Graafianfollicle
Graaf·i·an follicle (gräʹfē-ən, grăfʹē-) n. Any of the fluid-filled vesicles in the mammalian ovary containing a maturing ovum.   [After Regnier de Graaf (1641-1673), ...
grab
grab1 —grabbable, adj. /grab/, v., grabbed, grabbing, n. v.t. 1. to seize suddenly or quickly; snatch; clutch: He grabbed me by the collar. 2. to take illegal possession of; ...
grab bag
1. a container or receptacle from which a person at a party or the like draws a gift without knowing what it is. 2. any miscellaneous collection. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
grab bar
a bar attached to a wall near a bathtub or shower to provide a handgrip for a person who is bathing. * * *
grab rope
Naut. a rope supported to afford a hold for a person walking up a gangplank, working aloft, etc. Also called grab line. * * *
Grabau, Amadeus William
▪ American geologist born Jan. 9, 1870, Cedarburg, Wis., U.S. died March 20, 1946, Beijing       American geologist and paleontologist, known for his works on ...
grabbable
See grab1. * * *
grabbag
grab bag n. 1. A container filled with articles, such as party gifts, to be drawn unseen. 2. Slang. A miscellaneous collection: The meeting evolved into a grab bag of petty ...
Grabbe, Christian Dietrich
▪ German writer born Dec. 11, 1801, Detmold, Westphalia died Sept. 12, 1836, Detmold  German dramatist whose plays anticipated Expressionism and film ...
grabber
/grab"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that grabs. 2. Slang. something attention-getting or sensational. [1840-50; GRAB1 + -ER1] * * *
grabbiness
See grabby. * * *
grabble
—grabbler, n. /grab"euhl/, v.i., grabbled, grabbling. 1. to feel or search with the hands; grope. 2. to sprawl; scramble. [1570-80; GRAB1 + -LE; cf. D grabbelen] * * *
grabbler
See grabble. * * *
grabby
/grab"ee/, adj., grabbier, grabbiest. 1. tending to grab or grasp for gain; greedy: a grabby ticket scalper. 2. Slang. provoking immediate attention or interest; arresting: a ...
graben
/grah"beuhn/, n. a portion of the earth's crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has dropped downward in relation to adjacent portions. Also called rift valley. Cf. ...
Graber, Pierre
▪ 2004       Swiss politician (b. Dec. 6, 1908, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switz.—d. July 19, 2003, Lausanne, Switz.), as Switzerland's foreign minister (1970–78), charted a ...
Grable, Betty
orig. Ruth Elizabeth Grable born Dec. 18, 1916, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died July 2, 1973, Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. film actress. She performed as a chorus-line dancer in 1930s ...
Grabski, Władysław
▪ prime minister of Poland born July 7, 1874, Borowo, near Łowicz, Pol., Russian Empire died March 1, 1938, Warsaw       political economist, prime minister of Poland ...
Graça Aranha, José Pereira da
▪ Brazilian author and diplomat born June 21, 1868, São Luís, Braz. died Jan. 26, 1931, Rio de Janeiro       Brazilian novelist and diplomat, best remembered for his ...
Gracchi
Grac·chi (grăkʹī) See Gracchus, Tiberius Sempronius. * * *
Gracchus
/grak"euhs/, n. 1. Gaius Sempronius /gay"euhs sem proh"nee euhs/, 153-121 B.C., and his brother, Tiberius Sempronius /tuy bear"ee euhs/, 163-133 B.C., Roman reformers and ...
Gracchus, Gaius Sempronius
born с 160 died 121 BC, Grove of Furrina, near Rome Roman tribune (123–122 BC). He joined the outcry over the murder of his brother, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and helped ...
Gracchus, Tiberius Sempronius
born с 169 died June 133 BC, Rome Roman aristocrat and tribune (133 BC). He sponsored agrarian reforms to restore the class of small independent farmers on which the Roman ...
Gracchus,Tiberius Sempronius
Grac·chus (grăkʹəs), Tiberius Sempronius. 163-133B.C. Roman social reformer. Known with his brother Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (153-121 B.C.) as “the Gracchi,” he sought ...
grace
—gracelike, adj. /grays/, n., v., graced, gracing. n. 1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. 2. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment. 3. favor or ...
Grace
/grays/, n. 1. William Russell, 1832-1904, U.S. financier and shipping magnate, born in Ireland: mayor of New York City 1880-88. 2. a female given name. * * * One of a group of ...
Grace and Favour residence
n a house or flat/apartment owned by the British king or queen, in which people are invited to live without paying any rent. Among the best-known are the ones in Kensington ...
grace cup
1. a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final health or toast. 2. the drink passed. [1585-95] * * *
Grace Darling
➡ Darling * * *
Grace Kelly
➡ Kelly (III) * * *
grace note
Music. a note not essential to the harmony or melody, added as an embellishment, esp. an appoggiatura. [1815-25] * * *       musical note constituting or being part of an ...
grace period
a period of time after a payment becomes due, as of a loan or life-insurance premium, before one is subject to penalties or late charges or before the loan or policy is ...
Grace, W(illiam) G(ilbert)
born July 18, 1848, Downend, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Oct. 23, 1915, London Greatest cricketer in Victorian England. Although he practiced medicine, cricket was his first ...
Grace, William Gilbert
▪ British athlete born July 18, 1848, Downend, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Oct. 23, 1915, London  greatest cricketer in Victorian England, whose dominating physical presence, ...
Grace, William R.
▪ American businessman in full  William Russell Grace   born May 10, 1832, Queenstown [now Cobh], County Cork, Ire. died March 21, 1904, New York, N.Y., ...
grace-and-favor
/grays"euhn fay"veuhr/, adj. noting a residence owned by a noble or sovereign and bestowed by him or her upon some person for that person's lifetime. [1905-10] * * *
gracecup
grace cup n. 1. A cup used at the end of a meal, usually after grace, for the final toast. 2. The final toast of a meal. * * *
graceful
—gracefully, adv. —gracefulness, n. /grays"feuhl/, adj. characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech; elegant: a graceful dancer; a graceful ...
gracefully
See graceful. * * *
gracefulness
See gracefully. * * *
Graceland
the large house in Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis Presley lived and died. It is now a popular museum. * * *
graceless
—gracelessly, adv. —gracelessness, n. /grays"lis/, adj. 1. lacking grace, pleasing elegance, or charm. 2. without any sense of right or propriety. [1325-75; ME; see GRACE, ...
gracelessly
See graceless. * * *
gracelessness
See gracelessly. * * *
gracenote
grace note n. A musical note, especially an appoggiatura, that is added as an embellishment, and is printed in small type and not counted in rhythm. * * *
graceperiod
grace period n. 1. A period in which a debt may be paid without accruing further interest or penalty. 2. A period in which an insurance policy is effective even though the ...
Graces
Graces [grās′iz] pl.n. 〚transl. of L Gratiae (see GRACE), transl. of Gr Charites, pl. of Charis: see CHARISMA〛 Gr. Myth. the three sister goddesses who have control over ...
Gracián, Baltasar
▪ Spanish writer in full  Baltasar Gracián Y Morales   born Jan. 8, 1601, Belmonte de Calatayud, Spain died Dec. 6, 1658, Tarazona  philosopher and writer known as the ...
gracias
/grddah"thee ahs', -see-/; Eng. /grah"see euhs/, interj. Spanish. thank you. * * * ▪ Honduras       city, southwestern Honduras. It lies in the valley of the Mejocote ...
Gracias a Dios, Cape
▪ cape, Honduras Spanish  Cabo Gracias a Dios        extreme southeastern Honduras and northeastern Nicaragua, on an island forming part of the Coco River delta. It ...
Gracida, Memo
▪ 1999       When Guillermo ("Memo") Gracida, Jr.'s Isla Carroll team lost the 1998 U.S. Polo Open, it ended Gracida's six-year Open winning streak and led to ...
Gracie Allen
➡ Allen (I) * * *
gracile
—gracility /gra sil"i tee, greuh-/, gracileness, n. /gras"il/, adj. 1. gracefully slender. 2. slender; thin. [1615-25; < L gracilis slender, slight, thin] * * *
gracilis
/gras"euh lis/, n., pl. graciles /-leez'/. Anat. a muscle in the inner side of the thigh, the action of which assists in drawing the legs inward and in bending the ...
gracility
See gracile. * * *
Graciosa Island
▪ island, Azores, Portugal Portuguese  Ilha Graciosa,         volcanic island, northernmost of the central Azores, east-central Atlantic Ocean. The 23-square-mile ...
gracioso
/gray'shee oh"soh, grah'see-/; Sp. /grddah thyaw"saw, -syaw"-/, n., pl. graciosos /-sohz/; Sp. /-saws/. a buffoon or clown in Spanish comedy. [1640-50; < Sp: amiable, gracious, ...
gracious
—graciously, adv. —graciousness, graciosity /gray'shee os"i tee/, n. /gray"sheuhs/, adj. 1. pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous. 2. characterized by good taste, ...
graciously
See gracious. * * *
graciousness
See graciously. * * *
grackle
/grak"euhl/, n. 1. any of several long-tailed American birds of the family Icteridae, esp. of the genus Quiscalus, having usually iridescent black plumage. 2. any of several Old ...
Gracq, Julien
▪ 2008 Louis Poirier        French writer born July 27, 1910, Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, France died Dec. 22, 2007, Angers, France wrote a score of works, including ...
grad
grad1 /grad/, n. Informal. a graduate. [1870-75; by shortening] grad2 /grad/, n. one hundredth of a right angle. Also, grade. [1905-10; < F grade degree < L gradus step] * * *
grad.
1. Math. gradient. 2. graduate. 3. graduated. * * *
gradability
/gray'deuh bil"i tee/, n. Transp. a measure of a truck's pulling power expressed as the steepest grade the truck can climb with a full load. Also, gradeability. Cf. grade (def. ...
gradable
/gray"deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being graded. 2. Gram. (esp. of adjectives and adverbs) denoting a quality or state that can be present in varying degree or extent; capable ...
gradate
/gray"dayt/, v., gradated, gradating. v.i. 1. to pass by gradual or imperceptible degrees, as one color into another. v.t. 2. to cause to gradate. 3. to arrange in ...
gradatim
/gray day"tim/, adv. (in prescriptions) by degrees; gradually. [1575-85; < L] * * *
gradation
—gradational, adj. —gradationally, adv. /gray day"sheuhn/, n. 1. any process or change taking place through a series of stages, by degrees, or in a gradual manner. 2. a ...
gradational
See gradation. * * *
gradationally
See gradational. * * *
grade
/grayd/, n., v., graded, grading. n. 1. a degree or step in a scale, as of rank, advancement, quality, value, or intensity: the best grade of paper. 2. a class of persons or ...
grade assessment
➡ exams * * *
grade crossing
an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level. Also, Brit., level crossing. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
grade inflation
the awarding of higher grades than students deserve either to maintain a school's academic reputation or as a result of diminished teacher expectations. [1980-85] * * *
grade line
grade (def. 10). * * *
Grade of Elstree, Lew Grade, Baron
▪ 1999       British impresario (b. Dec. 25, 1906, Tokmak, Ukraine, Russian Empire—d. Dec. 13, 1998, London, Eng.), was a flamboyant, indefatigable motion picture, ...
grade point
Educ. a numerical equivalent to a received letter grade, usually 0 for F, 1 for D, 2 for C, 3 for B, and 4 for A, that is multiplied by the number of credits for the course: used ...
grade point average
Educ. a measure of scholastic attainment computed by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number of credits or hours of course work taken. Also called ...
grade school
an elementary school that has its pupils grouped or classified into grades. Also, graded school. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
grade separation
separation of the levels at which roads, railroads, paths, etc., cross one another in order to prevent conflicting rows of traffic or the possibility of accidents. [1930-35, ...
Grade, Chaim
▪ Yiddish author born April 5, 1910, Vilna, Russian Empire [now Vilnius, Lithuania] died June 26, 1982, New York, New York, U.S.       Yiddish poet, short-story writer, ...
Grade, Lew, Baron Grade of Elstree
▪ British theatrical producer original name  Lewis Winogradsky  born Dec. 25, 1906, Tokmak, Russia died Dec. 13, 1998, London, Eng.       Russian-born British motion ...
grade-point average
grade-point average [grād′point΄] n. the mean of the numerical equivalents of a student's grades for a given period: see POINT SYSTEM (sense 1) * * *
grade-schooler
/grayd"skooh'leuhr/, n. a pupil in a grade school. [GRADE SCHOOL + -ER1] * * *
gradeability
/gray'deuh bil"i tee/, n. Transp. gradability. * * *


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