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ghebh-
See ghabh-. * * *
ghebh-el-
Head. 1. gable, from Old Norse gafl, gable, from Germanic *gablaz, top of a pitched roof. 2. Form *kephal-, dissimilated from *khephal-. cephalic, cephalo-, -cephalous; ...
ghed-
See ghend-. * * *
ghedh-
To unite, join, fit. 1. Lengthened o-grade form *ghōdh-. good, from Old English gōd, good, from Germanic *gōdaz, “fitting, suitable.” 2. together, from Old English ...
ghee
/gee/, n. a kind of liquid butter, used esp. in the cooking of India, made from the milk of cows or buffaloes and clarified by boiling. [1655-65; < Hindi ghi] * * * ▪ ...
Ghee Hin
▪ Chinese secret society       Chinese secret society that flourished in Malaya in the 19th and early 20th centuries. During the 1800s many Chinese migrated to Malaya, ...
ghei-
Theoretical base of *ghyem-, *ghiem-, winter. Oldest forms *g̑hei-, *g̑hyem-, *g̑hiem-, becoming *ghei-, *ghyem-, *ghiem- in centum languages. 1. Form *ghiem-. hiemal, from ...
ghel-
I. ghel-1 To call. 1. a. yell, from Old English gellan, giellan, to sound, shout; b. yelp, from Old English gielpan, to boast, exult; c. nightingale, from Old English galan, to ...
Ghelderode
Fr. /gel deuh rddohd"/, n. Michel de Fr. /mee shel" deuh/. See de Ghelderode, Michel. * * *
Ghelderode, Michel de
▪ Belgian dramatist original name  Adhémar Adolphe Louis Martens  born April 3, 1898, Ixelles, Belg. died April 1, 1962, Brussels       eccentric Belgian dramatist ...
ghend-
Also ghed-. To seize, take. Derivatives include get, guess, prison, comprehend, surprise, and prey. 1. a. get, from Old Norse geta, to get; b. beget, from Old English beg(i)etan, ...
Ghent
/gent/, n. a port in NW Belgium, at the confluence of the Scheldt and Lys rivers: treaty 1814. 142,551. French, Gand. Flemish, Gent. * * * Flemish Gent French Gand City (pop., ...
Ghent University
▪ university, Ghent, Belgium Flemish  Gent,         state-financed coeducational institution of higher learning with limited autonomy in Ghent, Belg. Founded in 1817 ...
Ghent, Pacification of
(Nov. 8, 1576) Declaration by which the northern and southern provinces of the Low Countries put aside their religious differences and united in revolt against the Spanish ...
Ghent, Treaty of
▪ United States-United Kingdom [1814]  (Dec. 24, 1814), agreement in Belgium between Great Britain and the United States to end the War of 1812 on the general basis of the ...
Ghent-Bruges school
▪ Flemish art       group of manuscript illuminators and scribes active during the last quarter of the 15th and first part of the 16th centuries, principally in the ...
Ghent-Terneuzen Canal
▪ waterway, Belgium-The Netherlands       waterway (canals and inland waterways) running 31 km (19 miles) south to north between Ghent, Belg., and the Western Scheldt ...
Gheorghiu, Angela
▪ Romanian opera singer née  Angela Burlacu  born Sept. 7, 1965, Adjud, Rom.       Romanian operatic lyric soprano noted for her powerful voice and commanding stage ...
Gheorghiu-Dej
/gyawrdd"gyooh dezh'/, n. Gheorghe /gyawrdd"ge/ 1901-65, Rumanian statesman: premier 1952-55; president of the state council 1961-65. * * *
Gheorghiu-Dej, Gheorghe
born Nov. 8, 1901, Bârlad, Rom. died March 19, 1965, Bucharest Romanian politician. He became head of the Communist Party in 1944 and held key government economic posts ...
gher-
I. gher-1 To grasp, enclose; with derivatives meaning “enclosure.” Oldest form *g̑her-, becoming *gher- in centum languages. Derivatives include orchard, kindergarten, ...
Gherardesca family
▪ Tuscan noble family       one of the foremost families of the Tuscan nobility, whose lands included the counties of Gherardesca, Donoratico, and Montescudaio, near ...
gherkin
/gerr"kin/, n. 1. the small, immature fruit of a variety of cucumber, used in pickling. 2. Also called bur gherkin, West Indian gherkin. the small, spiny fruit of a tropical ...
Ghermezian, Jacob
▪ 2001       Canadian businessman (b. 1902, Azerbaijan—d. Jan. 3, 2000, Edmonton, Alta.), founded a highly successful family business, Triple Five Corp., that included ...
gherə-
Gut, entrail. Oldest form *g̑herə₂-, becoming *gherə₂- in centum languages. 1. Suffixed form *gherə-no-. yarn, from Old English gearn, yarn, from Germanic *garnō, ...
ghes-
Hand. Oldest form *g̑hes-, becoming *ghes- in centum languages. 1. Suffixed form *ghes-ōr, stem *ghes-(e)r-. chiro-; chirurgeon, enchiridion, surgeon, surgery, from Greek ...
gheslo-
Seen by some as a base for words meaning “thousand.” Oldest form *g̑heslo-, becoming *gheslo- in centum languages. 1. Suffixed form *ghesl-yo-. chiliad, kilo-, from Greek ...
ghetto
/get"oh/, n., pl. ghettos, ghettoes. 1. a section of a city, esp. a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as ...
ghetto blaster
Slang. a large, powerful portable radio, esp. as carried and played by a pedestrian or used outdoors in an urban area. * * *
ghettoblaster
ghetto blaster n. Slang A boom box. * * *
ghettoization
See ghettoize. * * *
ghettoize
—ghettoization, n. /get"oh uyz'/, v.t., v.i., ghettoized, ghettoizing. to place or collect in a ghetto: New immigrants still tended to ghettoize in the cities. Also, esp. ...
gheu(ə)-
To call, invoke. Oldest form *g̑heu(ə)-, becoming *gheu(ə)- in centum languages. Suffixed zero-grade form *ghu-to-, “the invoked,” god. a. god, from Old English god, ...
gheu-
To pour, pour a libation. Oldest form *g̑heu-, becoming *gheu- in centum languages. Derivatives include gut, funnel, fusion, and refund1. I. Extended form *gheud-. 1. ...
Gheyn, Matthias van den
▪ Flemish composer born April 7, 1721, Tirlemont, Austrian Netherlands [now Tienen, Belg.] died June 22, 1785, Leuven [now in Belgium]       Flemish organist, composer, ...
Ghezzi, Pier Leone
▪ Italian caricaturist born 1674, Rome died 1755, Rome       Italian artist and probably the first professional caricaturist.       Ghezzi made religious ...
ghī
also spelled  Ghee,         clarified butter, a staple food on the Indian subcontinent. See butterfat. * * *
Ghiaurov, Nicolai
▪ 2005 Nikolay Georgiev Gyaurov        Bulgarian opera singer (b. Sept. 13, 1929, Velingrad, Bulg.—d. June 2, 2004, Modena, Italy), enraptured audiences worldwide with ...
Ghibelline
—Ghibellinism, n. /gib"euh lin, -leen'/, n. 1. a member of the aristocratic party in medieval Italy and Germany that supported the claims of the German emperors against the ...
Ghiberti
/gee berdd"tee/, n. Lorenzo /law rdden"tsaw/, 1378-1455, Florentine sculptor, goldsmith, and painter. * * *
Ghiberti, Lorenzo
born с 1378, Pelago died Dec. 1, 1455, Florence Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and designer active in Florence. He was trained as a goldsmith and painter. In 1402 he won a ...
Ghiberti,Lorenzo
Ghi·ber·ti (gē-bĕrʹtē), Lorenzo. 1378?-1455. Florentine sculptor whose series of bronze panels Gates of Paradise (1425-1452) for the doors of the baptistery of Florence ...
ghibli
/gib"lee/, n. a hot dust-bearing wind of the North African desert. [ < dial. Ar gibli south wind, akin to Ar qibli lit., southern] * * * ▪ wind       hot and dusty wind ...
Ghica, Ion
▪ prime minister of Romania born 1816, Bucharest, Rom. died May 4, 1897, Ghergani       member of a great Romanian princely family, prominent man of letters, economist, ...
ghillie
/gil"ee/, n. a low-cut, tongueless shoe with loops instead of eyelets for the laces, which cross the instep and are sometimes tied around the ankle. Also, gillie. [1590-1600; see ...
Ghilzay
▪ people also spelled  Gilzai, Ghilzai, or Ghaljai,         one of the largest of the Pashto-speaking tribes in Afghanistan, whose traditional territory extended ...
Ghiordes
/gyawr"deuhs, gawr"-/, n. a Turkish rug characterized by an uneven pile produced by the Ghiordes knot. [1895-1900; var. sp. of Gördes, town in Turkey] * * *
Ghiordes carpet
 floor covering handwoven in the town of Ghiordes (Gördes), northeast of İzmir in western Anatolia (now in Turkey). The prayer rugs (prayer rug) of Ghiordes, together with ...
Ghiordes knot
a hand-tied knot, used in rug weaving, in which the parallel ends of looped yarn alternate with two threads of warp, producing an uneven pile effect. Also called Turkish knot. ...
Ghirlandaio
/geerdd'lahn dah"yaw/, n. (Domenico di Tommaso Curradi di Doffo Bigordi) 1449-94, Italian painter. Also, Ghirlandajo /geerdd'lahn dah"yaw/. * * *
Ghirlandaio, Domenico
orig. Domenico di Tommaso Bigordi born 1449, Florence died Jan. 11, 1494, Florence Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, active in Florence. He trained with Alesso ...
Ghirlandaio,Domenico
Ghir·lan·da·io also Ghir·lan·da·jo (gîr-län-däʹyō), Domenico. Originally Domenico Bigordi. 1449-1494. Florentine painter known especially for his narrative frescoes, ...
ghirsh
/gerrsh/, n. qirsh. * * *
Ghiz, Joseph A.
▪ 1997       Canadian premier (1986-92) of Prince Edward Island and eloquent advocate for the failed Meech Lake and Charlottetown accords, which would have granted ...
ghos-ti-
Stranger, guest, host; properly “someone with whom one has reciprocal duties of hospitality.” 1. Basic form *ghos-ti-. a. (i) guest, from Old Norse gestr, guest; (ii) ...
Ghosananda, Maha
▪ 2008 Somdet Phra Maha Ghosananda        Cambodian Buddhist patriarch born 1929? , Takeo province, Cambodia, French Indochina died March 12, 2007 , Northampton, ...
Ghose, Zulfikar
▪ American author born March 13, 1935, Sialkot, India [now Pakistan]       Pakistani-American author of novels, poetry, and criticism about cultural ...
ghost
—ghostily, adv. —ghostlike, adj. /gohst/, n. 1. the soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among ...
ghost bat
▪ mammal grouping       some of the few bats known to possess white or gray fur; not every bat with white fur is called a ghost bat. Ghost bats are tropical, but only ...
ghost crab
a whitish crab, Ocypode albicans, of sandy beaches from the eastern coast of the U.S. to Brazil. [1905-10, Amer.] * * * ▪ crustacean also called  sand crab (genus ...
ghost dance
a ritual dance intended to establish communion with the dead, esp. such a dance as performed by various messianic western American Indian cults in the late 19th ...
ghost image
Photog. ghost (def. 8). [1900-05] * * *
ghost moth
swift (def. 9). [1825-35] * * *
ghost pipefish
▪ fish       any of a group of small, rare marine fishes (fish) characterized by long snouts and enlarged fins that belong to the family Solenostomidae (order ...
ghost shrimp
a shrimplike crustacean of the genus Callianassa, of the Pacific coast of North America, having a pinkish, transparent body. * * *
ghost story
a tale in which such elements as ghostly visitations and supernatural intervention are used to further the plot and a chilling, suspenseful atmosphere. [1810-20] * * * ▪ ...
ghost town
a town permanently abandoned by its inhabitants, as because of a business decline or because a nearby mine has been worked out. [1870-75] * * *
ghost train
➡ fairs * * *
ghost word
a word that has come into existence by error rather than by normal linguistic transmission, as through the mistaken reading of a manuscript, a scribal error, or a ...
ghost writer
a person who writes one or numerous speeches, books, articles, etc., for another person who is named as or presumed to be the author. Also, ghostwriter. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
ghost-weed
/gohst"weed'/, n. snow-on-the-mountain. * * *
ghostcrab
ghost crab n. Any of several light-colored burrowing crabs of the genus Ocypoda frequenting the tide line along sandy shores from the northeast United States to Brazil. Also ...
ghostdance
ghost dance n. Either of two group dances associated with a messianic religious movement among Native American peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains in the late 19th century. ...
ghostfish
/gohst"fish'/, n., pl. ghostfishes, (esp. collectively) ghostfish. wrymouth. [GHOST + FISH] * * *
ghosting
/goh"sting/, n. Television. the appearance of multiple images, or ghosts, on a television screen. Cf. ghost (def. 7) [GHOST + -ING1] * * *
ghostliness
See ghostly. * * *
ghostly
—ghostliness, n. /gohst"lee/, adj., ghostlier, ghostliest. 1. of, characteristic of, or resembling a ghost; phantasmal; spectral. 2. Literary. spiritual. [bef. 900; ME; OE ...
ghostnet
ghost net n. A plastic drift net that has been abandoned by a fishing boat and that entangles and kills fish, porpoises, seabirds, and other marine life. * * *
Ghosts
/gohsts/, n. a play (1881) by Henrik Ibsen. * * * ▪ word game       word game in which each player in turn presents a letter that must contribute to the eventual ...
ghoststory
ghost story n. A story having supernatural or frightening elements, especially a story featuring ghosts or spirits of the dead. * * *
ghosttown
ghost town n. A once thriving town, especially a boomtown of the American West, that has been completely abandoned. * * *
ghostweed
ghost·weed (gōstʹwēd') n. See snow-on-the-mountain. * * *
ghostword
ghost word n. A word that has come into a dictionary, grammar, or other scholarly work as a result of a misreading or misinterpretation, as by mistaking a typographical error for ...
ghostwrite
/gohst"ruyt'/, v.t., v.i., ghostwrote, ghostwritten, writing. to write as a ghost writer. [1925-30; back formation from GHOST WRITER] * * *
ghostwriter
☆ ghostwriter [gōst′rīt΄ər ] n. a person who writes books, articles, etc. for another who professes to be the author ghostwrite vt., vi. ghostwrote, ghostwritten, ...
ghosty
See ghost. * * *
Ghotbzadeh, Sadegh
▪ Iranian politician also spelled  Ṣādiq Quṭbzādeh  born 1936, Iran died September 15, 1982, Tehrān       Iranian politician who helped establish Iran as an ...
ghoul
/goohl/, n. 1. an evil demon, originally of Oriental legend, supposed to feed on human beings, and especially to rob graves, prey on corpses, etc. 2. a grave robber. 3. a person ...
ghoulish
—ghoulishly, adv. —ghoulishness, n. /gooh"lish/, adj. 1. strangely diabolical or cruel; monstrous: a ghoulish and questionable sense of humor. 2. showing fascination with ...
ghoulishly
See ghoulish. * * *
ghoulishness
See ghoulish. * * *
Ghoussoub, Mai
▪ 2008       Lebanese writer, publisher, and sculptor born Nov. 2, 1952 , Beit Shabab, Leb. died Feb. 17, 2007 , London, Eng. cofounded (with her longtime friend ...
GHQ
Mil. general headquarters. Also, G.H.Q. * * *
ghrē-
To grow, become green. Contracted from *ghreə₁-. 1. O-grade form *ghrō-. grow, from Old English grōwan, to grow, from Germanic *grō(w)an. 2. Suffixed o-grade form ...
ghrebh-
I. ghrebh-1 To seize, reach. 1. Zero-grade form *ghr̥bh-. Satyagraha, from Sanskrit gṛbhṇāti, gṛhṇāti, he seizes. 2. a. grasp, from Middle English graspen, to ...
ghredh-
To walk, go. Suffixed zero-grade form *ghr̥dh-yo-. a. gressorial; aggress, congress, degression, digress, egress, ingredient, ingress, introgression, pinnigrade, plantigrade, ...
ghrēi-
To rub. Oldest form *g̑hreə₁i-, with variant (metathesized) form *g̑hreiə₁-, whence zero-grade *g̑hriə₁-, contracted to *g̑hrī- (becoming *ghrī- in centum ...
ghrendh-
To grind. 1. grind, from Old English grindan, to grind, from Germanic *grindan. 2. grist, from Old English grīst, the action of grinding, from Germanic *grinst-, a grinding. 3. ...
Ghulām Aḥmad, Mīrzā
born с 1839, Qadian, India died May 26, 1908, India Indian Muslim leader, founder of the Ahmadiyyah sect. Born into a prosperous family, he led a life of contemplation and ...
Ghurdaqah, Al-
▪ Egypt       capital of Al-Baḥr al-Aḥmar (Baḥr al-Aḥmar, Al-) muḥāfaẓah (governorate), Egypt. The town is a small Red Sea port, but its main industry is ...
Ghūrid Sultanate
▪ ancient kingdom, Afghanistan       rulers of a kingdom centred in Ghūr (modern Ghowr) in west-central Afghanistan from the mid-12th to the early 13th century. Its ...
ghusl
▪ Islam       in Islām, the “major ablution” that entails washing the entire body in ritually pure water and is required in specified cases for both the living and ...
ghwer-
Wild beast. Oldest form *g̑hwer-, becoming *ghwer- in centum languages. 1. Suffixed form *ghwer-o-. feral, ferine, fierce, from Latin ferus, wild. 2. Compound *ghwero-əkʷ-, ...
ghwībh-
Shame, also pudenda. Expressive root, found only in Tocharian (in the literal meaning) and Germanic. 1. wife; hussy, from Old English wīf, woman, from Germanic *wībam, woman ...
GHz
gigahertz; gigahertzes. * * *
gi
/gee/, n. a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth ...
GI
/jee"uy"/, n., pl. GI's or GIs, adj., v., GI'd, GI'ing. n. 1. a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, esp. an enlisted soldier. adj. 2. rigidly adhering to military ...
Gi
gilbert; gilberts. * * *
GI Bill
any of various Congressional bills enacted to provide funds for college educations, home-buying loans, and other benefits for armed-services veterans. Also called GI Bill of ...
GI Bill (of Rights)
or Servicemen's Readjustment Act (1944) U.S. legislation that provided benefits to World War II veterans. Through the Veterans Administration (VA), the bill provided grants for ...
GI Bill of Rights
(also the GI Bill) a US law passed in 1944 to give financial help to members of the armed forces when they returned from World War II. This included money given to help pay for ...
GI Joe
an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, esp. in World War II. [1940-45] * * *
GI Joe{™}
(in the US) a popular children’s toy in the form of a small figure with moving arms and legs which can be dressed in different military uniforms. GI Joe was first sold in 1964 ...
GI series
gastrointestinal series: x-ray examination of the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract after barium sulfate is given rectally (barium enema) or orally as a contrast medium. Also ...
GI's
/jee"uyz"/, n. the GI's, Slang. diarrhea. Also, G.I.'s, G.I.s. [1960-65, Amer.; prob. for GI shits; see GI, -S3] * * *
gi.
gill; gills. * * *
Gia Long
▪ emperor of Vietnam original name  Nguyen Phuc Anh   born Feb. 8, 1762, Hue, Vietnam died Jan. 25 or Feb. 3, 1820, Hue       emperor and founder of the Nguyen ...
Giacconi, Riccardo
▪ Italian physicist born October 6, 1931, Genoa, Italy       Italian-born physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2002 for his seminal discoveries of cosmic ...
Giacometti
/jah'keuh met"ee/; It. /jah'kaw met"tee/, n. Alberto /al bair"toh/; It. /ahl berdd"taw/, 1901-66, Swiss sculptor and painter. * * *
Giacometti, Alberto
born Oct. 10, 1901, Borgonovo, Switz. died Jan. 11, 1966, Chur Swiss sculptor and painter. His father was a Post-Impressionist painter, and his brother Diego was a well-known ...
Giacometti,Alberto
Gia·co·met·ti (jä-kə-mĕtʹē, -kō-mĕtʹtē), Alberto. 1901-1966. Swiss sculptor, painter, and surrealist who is best known for his elongated sculptures of human figures, ...
Giacomo
(as used in expressions) Domenico di Giacomo di Pace Giacomo Della Chiesa Carissimi Giacomo Casanova Giovanni Giacomo Francesco di Marco di Giacomo Raibolini Leopardi ...
Giacomo Da Lentini
▪ Italian poet also called  Jacopo Da Lentini   flourished 13th century       senior poet of the Sicilian school and notary at the court of the Holy Roman emperor ...
Giacosa, Dante
▪ 1997       Italian auto designer for Fiat whose small, economical cars, particularly the popular Fiat 500, helped motorize Italy in the 1950s (b. Jan. 3, 1905—d. ...
Giacosa, Giuseppe
▪ Italian dramatist born Oct. 21, 1847, Colleretto Parella, near Turin, Piedmont [Italy] died Sept. 1, 1906, Colleretto Parella       Italian dramatist who collaborated ...
Giaever
/yay"veuhr/, n. Ivar /ee"vahr/, born 1929, U.S. physicist, born in Norway: Nobel prize 1973. * * *
Giaever, Ivar
▪ American physicist born April 5, 1929, Bergen, Nor.       Norwegian-born American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki (Esaki, Leo) ...
Giamatti, Paul
▪ American actor in full  Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti  born June 6, 1967, New Haven, Conn., U.S.       American actor who excelled at portraying likable, ...
Giambattista
(as used in expressions) Bodoni Giambattista Marino Giambattista Giambattista Piazzetta Giambattista Piranesi Giambattista Tiepolo Vico Giambattista * * *
Giambologna
or Giovanni da Bologna or Jean Boulogne born 1529, Douai, Spanish Neth. died Aug. 13, 1608, Florence Flemish-born Italian sculptor. After studies under Jacques Dubroeucq, he ...
Giambono, Michele
▪ Italian artist original name  Michele di Taddeo di Giovanni Bono   born c. 1400, Venice died 1462, Venice       leading Venetian Late Gothic painter and mosaicist, ...
Gian
(as used in expressions) Bernini Gian Lorenzo Cassini Gian Domenico Menotti Gian Carlo Poggio Bracciolini Gian Francesco Visconti Gian Galeazzo * * *
Gian Gastone
▪ duke of Tuscany in full  Gian Gastone de' Medici  born 1671 died July 9, 1737       the last Medicean grand duke of Tuscany (1723–37).       His father, ...
Giancana, Sam
▪ American gangster byname  Momo,  original name  Salvatore Giancana  born May 24, 1908, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died June 19, 1975, Oak Park, Ill.       major American ...
Giannini
/jee'euh nee"nee/, n. Vittorio /vi tawr"ee oh'/, 1903-66, U.S. composer. * * *
Giannini, A P
▪ American financier born May 6, 1870, San Jose, Calif., U.S. died June 3, 1949, San Mateo, Calif.       American banker, founder of the California-based Bank of ...
Giannini, A(madeo) P(eter)
born May 6, 1870, San Jose, Calif., U.S. died June 3, 1949, San Mateo, Calif. U.S. banker and innovator in personal banking products. The son of Italian immigrants, he left ...
Giannini, Frida
▪ 2009 born 1972, Rome, Italy  As the creative director since 2006 of the fashion house Gucci, Frida Giannini was credited with having made the name the world's most coveted ...
Giannone, Pietro
▪ Italian historian and jurist born May 7, 1676, Ischitella, Naples (Naples, Kingdom of) [Italy] died March 17, 1748, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia       Italian historian ...
Giano della Bella
▪ Italian leader born c. 1240, Florence? [Italy] died c. 1305, France       wealthy and aristocratic Florentine citizen who was the leader of a “popular” movement ...
giant
—giantlike, adj. /juy"euhnt/, n. 1. (in folklore) a being with human form but superhuman size, strength, etc. 2. a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance, ...
giant anteater
a large, narrow-bodied anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, having a long, tapering snout and extensile tongue, powerful front claws, and a shaggy gray coat marked with a ...
giant arborvitae
▪ plant also called  western arborvitae (Thuja plicata)   an ornamental and timber evergreen conifer of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), native to the Pacific Coast of ...
giant cane.
See under cane (def. 5). * * *
giant cell
▪ pathology also called  Langhans' giant cell        large cell characterized by an arc of nuclei (nucleus) toward the outer membrane. The cell is formed by the ...
giant clam
any of several huge clams of the family Tridacnidae, inhabiting the shallow waters of coral reefs in the tropical Indo-Pacific, as Tridacna gigas: some may weigh more than 500 ...
giant crab
a large, deep-water Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi, sometimes measuring 11 ft. (3.4 m) across from claw to claw. * * * ▪ crustacean       (Macrocheira ...
giant fennel.
See under fennel (def. 3). [1880-85] * * *
giant fulmar.
See giant petrel. * * *
giant garlic
1. an Asian plant, Allium giganteum, of the amaryllis family, having a large, dense, round cluster of lilac-colored flowers, grown as an ornamental. 2. rocambole. * * *
giant granadilla.
See under granadilla (def. 1). * * *
giant hogweed
a tall plant, Heracleum mantegazzianum, of the parsley family, native to Russia and now naturalized in the U.S., having very large leaves and broad, white flower heads somewhat ...
giant hornet.
See under hornet. * * *
giant kelp
any of various very large kelps of the genera Laminaria, Macrocystis, and Nereocystis. * * *
giant lizard.
See Komodo dragon. * * *
Giant Mountains
▪ mountains, Europe Czech  Krkonoše , German  Riesengebirge , Polish  Karkonosze        mountains, major segment of the Sudeten in northeastern Bohemia and part ...
giant otter
a large brown South American river otter, Pteronura brasiliensis, having a creamy chest patch and a long flat tail with a flanged border, hunted for its hide: now greatly reduced ...
giant panda
panda (def. 2). [1935-40] * * *
giant petrel
either of two large white or brownish petrels of the genus Macronectes, of the Antarctic Ocean and adjacent seas. Also called giant fulmar. * * *
giant powder
dynamite composed of nitroglycerin and kieselguhr. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
giant puffball
a puffball, Calvatia gigantea, that is the largest of its kind, known to have grown to more than 5 ft. (1.6 m) in circumference. * * *
giant ragweed.
See under ragweed. * * *
giant redwood
➡ redwood * * *
giant reed
a tall grass, Arundo donax, of southern Europe, having woody stems and a spirelike flower cluster often 2 ft. (60 cm) long. [1895-1900] * * * ▪ plant  (Arundo donax), tall ...
giant scallop.
See sea scallop. * * *
giant schnauzer
one of a German breed of large working dogs, resembling a larger and more powerful version of the standard schnauzer, having a pepper-and-salt or pure black, wiry coat, bushy ...
giant sequoia
giant sequoia n. BIG TREE * * * ➡ redwood * * *
giant sequoia.
See big tree. [1930-35] * * *
giant silkworm moth
any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae. * * *
giant slalom
Skiing. a slalom race in which the course has more gates and is longer and steeper than that in a regular slalom. [1950-55] * * *
giant snail
any land snail of the genus Achatina and related genera, mostly of tropical Africa, having shells up to 9 in. (23 cm) high. * * *
giant squid
any squid of the genus Architeuthis, inhabiting deep ocean bottoms and sometimes attaining an arm span of 65 ft. (20 m) or more. [1935-40] * * *
giant star
a star having a diameter of from 10 to 100 times that of the sun, as Arcturus or Aldebaran. Also, giant. Cf. supergiant star. [1910-15] * * * Star with a relatively large radius ...
giant steps
1. a children's game in which a leader calls upon individual players to advance toward him or her in a given number and variety of steps, the object being for one person to tag ...
giant sunflower
a composite plant, Helianthus giganteus, of eastern North America, growing nearly 12 ft. (4 m) high and having very large yellow flower heads. Also called tall sunflower. * * *
giant tortoise
any of several large tortoises of the genus Geochelone, of the Galápagos Islands and islands near Madagascar: some are endangered. [1910-15] * * *
giant water bug
▪ insect       any wide and flat-bodied aquatic insect of the family Belostomatidae (order Heteroptera). This family, although containing only about 100 species, ...
giant water bug.
See under water bug. * * *
giant water scorpion
▪ arthropod order also called  sea scorpion         any member of the extinct subclass Eurypterida of the arthropod group Merostomata, a lineage of large, ...
Giant's Causeway
a large body of basalt, unusual in displaying perfect columnar jointing, exposed on a promontory on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. [1770-80] * * * ▪ geological ...
Giant'sCauseway
Gi·ant's Causeway (jīʹənts) A basaltic formation on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It consists of thousands of columns of volcanic origin forming three natural ...
giantanteater
giant anteater n. A large tropical American anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) having an elongated narrow snout, long sticky tongue, and large shaggy tail. * * *
giantchinquapin
giant chinquapin n. See chinquapin. * * *
giantess
/juy"euhn tis/, n. 1. an imaginary female being of human form but superhuman size, strength, etc. 2. any very large woman. [1350-1400; ME geauntesse < OF. See GIANT, -ESS] Usage. ...
giantground sloth
giant ground sloth n. See ground sloth. * * *
Gianti Agreement
▪ Indonesia [1755]       (1755), in Indonesia, treaty between two members of the Mataram royal family as a result of a succession war in 1749–57. Pakubuwono II, king ...
giantism
/juy"euhn tiz'euhm/, n. 1. Pathol. gigantism. 2. the state or quality of being a giant. [1630-40; GIANT + -ISM] * * *
Giantorder
Gi·ant order (jīʹənt) n. See Colossal order. * * *
giantpanda
giant panda n. See panda. * * *
giantredwood
giant redwood n. See giant sequoia. * * *
giantschnauzer
giant schnauzer n. Any of a breed of dog developed in Germany, similar in appearance to but larger than the standard schnauzer and used chiefly in police work. * * *
giantsequoia
giant sequoia n. A very tall, coniferous evergreen tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) native to the high western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in southern California and having a ...
giantslalom
giant slalom n. A downhill skiing race in which participants must pass between pairs of gates set along a course that is larger and often steeper than a slalom course. * * *
giantstar
giant star n. Any of a class of highly luminous, exceptionally massive stars. * * *
Giant’s Causeway
a group of several thousand columns of rock on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland. Most of the columns have five or six flat sides. According to the legend, it is one end ...
giaour
/jowr/, n. Turkish. an unbeliever; a non-Muslim, esp. a Christian. [1555-65; earlier gower, gour < Turk gâvur < Pers gaur, var. of gabr Zoroastrian, non-Muslim; sp. giaour < F, ...
Giardello, Joey
▪ 2009 Carmine Orlando Tilelli        American boxer born July 16, 1930, Brooklyn, N.Y. died Sept. 4. 2008, Cherry Hill, N.J. as undisputed world middleweight champion ...
giardia
/jee ahr"dee euh, jahr"-/, n. any flagellate of the genus Giardia, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates. [ < NL, named after Alfred M. Giard (d. 1908), French biologist; ...
Giardia lamblia
or G. intestinalis Single-celled protozoan parasite. Pear-or beet-shaped, the cells have two nuclei and eight flagella and attach with a sucking organ to human intestinal ...
giardiasis
/jee'ahr duy"euh sis, jahr-/, n. Pathol. an intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort and prolonged, intermittent diarrhea, caused by the protozoan Giardia ...
Giardini, Felice
▪ Italian composer born April 12, 1716, Turin, Savoy died June 8, 1796, Moscow       Italian violinist and composer who influenced the music of 18th-century ...
Giauque
/jee ohk"/, n. William Francis, 1895-1982, U.S. chemist: Nobel prize 1949. * * *
Giauque, William Francis
▪ American chemist born May 12, 1895, Niagara Falls, Ont., Can. died March 28, 1982, Berkeley, Calif., U.S.       Canadian-born American physical chemist and winner of ...
gib
gib1 /gib/, n., v., gibbed, gibbing. n. 1. a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout. 2. Mach. a. a thin, ...
Gib.
Gibraltar. * * *
Gibb, Maurice Ernest
▪ 2004       British singer, musician, and composer (b. Dec. 22, 1949, Douglas, Isle of Man—d. Jan. 12, 2003, Miami, Fla.), joined with his brothers to form a pop ...
gibbed
/gibd/, adj. Vet. Med. (of a cat) castrated. [1625-35; GIB2 + -ED2] * * *
gibber
/jib"euhr, gib"-/, v.i. 1. to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly. 2. to speak foolishly; chatter. n. 3. gibbering utterance. [1595-1605; orig. uncert.; perh. freq. of gib ...
gibberellic acid
/jib"euh rel"ik, jib'-/ a gibberellin C18H21O4COOH, produced as a metabolite by the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi, used as a stimulator of plant growth. [1950-55; < NL Gibberell(a) ...
gibberellicacid
gib·ber·el·lic acid (jĭb'ə-rĕlʹĭk) n. A hormone, C19H22O6, obtained from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi and used to promote the growth of plants, especially ...
gibberellin
/jib'euh rel"in/, n. Biochem. any of a class of growth hormones occurring in fungi and plants. [1935-40; < NL Gibberell(a) (see GIBBERELLIC ACID) + -IN2] * * * ▪ ...
gibberish
/jib"euhr ish, gib"-/, n. 1. meaningless or unintelligible talk or writing. 2. talk or writing containing many obscure, pretentious, or technical words. [1545-55; appar. GIBBER + ...
gibbet
/jib"it/, n., v., gibbeted, gibbeting. n. 1. a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after ...
gibble-gabble
—gibble-gabbler, n. /gib"euhl gab'euhl/, n., v., gibble-gabbled, gibble-gabbling. n. 1. senseless chatter. v.i. 2. to engage in gibble-gabble. [1590-1600; gradational compound ...
gibbon
/gib"euhn/, n. any small, slender, long-armed arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, of the East Indies and southern Asia: all gibbon species are reduced in number and ...
Gibbon
/gib"euhn/, n. Edward, 1737-94, English historian. * * * I Any of about six species (genus Hylobates) of lesser apes (family Hylobatidae), found in Indo-Malayan ...
Gibbon, Edward
born May 8, 1737, Putney, Surrey, Eng. died Jan. 16, 1794, London British historian. Educated at the University of Oxford and in Switzerland, Gibbon wrote his early works in ...
Gibbon, Lewis Grassic
▪ Scottish author pseudonym of  James Leslie Mitchell   born Feb. 13, 1901, Hillhead of Segget, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scot. died Feb. 7, 1935, Welwyn Garden City, ...
Gibbon,Edward
Gib·bon (gĭbʹən), Edward. 1737-1794. British historian who wrote the classic text The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788). * * *
Gibbons
/gib"euhnz/, n. 1. Grinling /grin"ling/, 1648-1720, English woodcarver and sculptor, born in the Netherlands. 2. Orlando, 1583-1625, English composer. * * *
Gibbons v. Ogden
U.S. Supreme Court decision (1824) that established that states could not, by legislative enactment, interfere with the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce. The ...
Gibbons, Abigail Hopper
▪ American social reformer née  Abigail Hopper   born December 7, 1801, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. died January 16, 1893, New York, New York       American ...
Gibbons, Cedric
▪ American art director born March 23, 1893, Dublin, Ire. died July 26, 1960, Westwood, Calif., U.S.       art director for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM ...
Gibbons, Grinling
▪ British sculptor born April 4, 1648, Rotterdam, Neth. died Aug. 3, 1721, London, Eng.       British wood-carver known for his decorative woodwork and for much stone ...
Gibbons, James
▪ American archbishop born July 23, 1834, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died March 24, 1921, Baltimore  archbishop of Baltimore and second Roman Catholic cardinal of North ...
Gibbons, Orlando
born 1583, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng. died June 5, 1625, Canterbury, Kent English composer and organist. Son of a musician, he became organist of the Chapel Royal с 1605 and ...
Gibbons, Stella
▪ British writer born Jan. 5, 1902, London, Eng. died Dec. 19, 1989, London       English novelist and poet whose first novel, Cold Comfort Farm (1932), a burlesque of ...
gibbosity
/gi bos"i tee/, n. 1. the state of being gibbous. 2. a protuberance or swelling. [1350-1400; ME < MF gibbosite < ML gibbositat- (s. of gibbositas). See GIBBOUS, -ITY] * * *
gibbous
—gibbously, gibbosely, adv. —gibbousness, gibboseness, n. /gib"euhs/, adj. 1. Astron. (of a heavenly body) convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full. See ...
gibbously
See gibbous. * * *
gibbousness
See gibbously. * * *
Gibbs
/gibz/, n. 1. James, 1682-1754, Scottish architect and author. 2. Josiah Willard, 1839-1903, U.S. physicist. 3. Oliver Wolcott /wool"keuht/, 1822-1908, U.S. chemist and ...
Gibbs function
the thermodynamic function of a system that is equal to its enthalpy minus the product of its absolute temperature and entropy: a decrease in the function is equal to the maximum ...
Gibbs, J Willard
▪ American scientist born , Feb. 11, 1839, New Haven, Conn., U.S. died April 28, 1903, New Haven  theoretical physicist and chemist who was one of the greatest scientists in ...
Gibbs, J(osiah) Willard
born , Feb. 11, 1839, New Haven, Conn., U.S. died April 28, 1903, New Haven U.S. theoretical physicist and chemist. He became the first person to earn an engineering doctorate ...
Gibbs, James
▪ British architect born Dec. 23, 1682, Footdeesmire, Aberdeenshire, Scot. died Aug. 5, 1754, London       Scottish architect whose synthesis of Italian and English ...
Gibbs, Sir Harry Talbot
▪ 2006       Australian judge (b. Feb. 7, 1917, Sydney, Australia—d. June 25, 2005, Sydney), served 17 years (1970–87) on the High Court of Australia, becoming chief ...
Gibbs, William Francis
born Aug. 24, 1886, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 6, 1967, New York, N.Y. U.S. naval architect. He initially studied law but turned to naval architecture, studying for a ...
Gibbs,Josiah Willard
Gibbs (gĭbz), Josiah Willard. 1839-1903. American mathematician and physicist who formulated the theoretical foundation of physical chemistry, developed vector analysis, and ...
Gibbs-Duhem equation
▪ chemistry       thermodynamic relationship expressing changes in the chemical potential of a substance (or mixture of substances in a multicomponent system) in terms ...
Gibbsfree energy
Gibbs free energy n. See free energy.   [After Gibbs, Josiah Willard.] * * *
gibbsite
/gib"zuyt/, n. a mineral, hydrated aluminum oxide, Al2O33H2O, occurring in whitish or grayish crystals and masses: an important constituent of bauxite ore. Also called ...
gibe
gibe1 —giber, n. —gibingly, adv. /juyb/, v., gibed, gibing, n. v.i. 1. to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer. v.t., 2. to taunt; deride. n. 3. a taunting or sarcastic ...
Gibeah
▪ ancient city, Israel modern  Tall al-Fūl        ancient town of the Israelite tribe of Benjamin, located just north of Jerusalem. The site, severely denuded by ...
Gibeon
/gib"ee euhn/, n. a town in ancient Palestine, NW of Jerusalem. Josh. 9:3. * * * Ancient city of Canaan. It is located north of Jerusalem at modern Al-Jīb in the West Bank. ...
Gibeonite
/gib"ee euh nuyt'/, n. one of the inhabitants of Gibeon, who were condemned by Joshua to be hewers of wood and drawers of water for the Israelites. Josh. 9. [GIBEON + -ITE1] * * *
giber
See gibe. * * *
gibingly
See giber. * * *
giblet
/jib"lit/, n. Usually, giblets. the heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately. [1275-1325; ME < OF gibelet a stew of game; cf. F gibelotte rabbit ...
giblets
gib·lets (jĭbʹlĭts) pl.n. The edible heart, liver, or gizzard of a fowl.   [From Middle English gibelet, from Old French, game stew, perhaps alteration of *giberet, from ...
Gibney, Frank Bray
▪ 2007       American author and journalist (b. Sept. 21, 1924, Scranton, Pa.—d. April 9, 2006, Santa Barbara, Calif.), as a naval intelligence officer during World ...
Gibraltar
—Gibraltarian /ji brawl tair"ee euhn, jib'rawl-/, adj., n. /ji brawl"teuhr/, n. 1. a British crown colony comprising a fortress and seaport located on a narrow promontory near ...
Gibraltar remains
▪ human fossils        Neanderthal fossils and associated materials found at Gibraltar, on the southern tip of Spain. The Gibraltar limestone is riddled with natural ...
Gibraltar, Strait of
ancient Fretum Herculeum Channel, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Lying between southernmost Spain and northwesternmost Africa, it is 36 mi (58 km) ...
Gibraltarfever
Gibraltar fever n. See brucellosis. * * *
Gibraltarian
See Gibraltar1. * * *
Gibran
/ji brahn"/, n. Kahlil /kah leel"/, 1883-1931, Lebanese mystic, poet, dramatist, and artist; in the U.S. after 1910. * * *
Gibran, (Gibran)Kahlil
Gib·ran (jə-bränʹ), (Gibran) Kahlil. 1883-1931. Syrian-born American mystic poet and painter best known for The Prophet (1923), a vivid description of his philosophy of ...
Gibran, Khalil
orig. Jubran Khalil Jubran born Jan. 6, 1883, Bsharrī, Leb. died April 10, 1931, New York, N.Y., U.S. Lebanese-born U.S. philosophical essayist, novelist, poet, and ...
Gibson
/gib"seuhn/, n. a dry martini cocktail garnished with a pearl onion. [1925-30; after the surname Gibson] /gib"seuhn/, n. 1. Althea, born 1927, U.S. tennis player. 2. Charles Dana ...
Gibson Desert
a desert in W central Australia: scrub; salt marshes. ab. 85,000 sq. mi. (220,000 sq. km). * * * Arid zone, Western Australia. Located south of the Great Sandy Desert, it ...
Gibson girl
1. the idealized American girl of the 1890s as represented in the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson. 2. of, indicating, or resembling the characteristic clothing of the Gibson ...
Gibson, Althea
born Aug. 25, 1927, Silver, S.C., U.S. died Sept. 28, 2003, East Orange, N.J. U.S. tennis player. She was the first black player to win the French (1956), Wimbledon ...
Gibson, Bob
orig. Pack Robert Gibson born Nov. 9, 1935, Omaha, Neb., U.S. U.S. baseball pitcher. Gibson was an outstanding high-school baseball and basketball player. As a right-handed ...
Gibson, Charles Dana
born Sept. 14, 1867, Roxbury, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 23, 1944, New York, N.Y. U.S. illustrator. He studied at New York's Art Students League and began to contribute drawings to ...

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