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Meaning of GIN

Pronunciation:  gin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
  2. [n]  a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
  3. [n]  a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
  4. [n]  strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
  5. [v]  trap with a gin; "gin game"
  6. [v]  separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin

GIN is a 3 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: cotton gin, gin rummy, knock rummy, noose, snare
 See Also: bathtub gin, booze, disunite, divide, ensnare, entrap, geneva, gin and it, gin and tonic, hard drink, hard liquor, Holland gin, Hollands, John Barleycorn, juniper berries, liquor, machine, martini, part, pink lady, rum, rummy, separate, slipknot, sloe gin, snare, spirits, strong drink, trammel, trap, trap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gin\, prep. [AS. ge['a]n. See {Again}.]
    Against; near by; towards; as, gin night. [Scot.] --A. Ross
  2. \Gin\, conj. [See {Gin}, prep.]
    If. [Scotch] --Jamieson.
  3. \Gin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gan}, {Gon} (?), or {Gun} (?);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Ginning}.] [OE. ginnen, AS. ginnan (in
    comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut open, cf. OHG. inginnan to
    begin, open, cut open, and prob. akin to AS. g[=i]nan to
    yawn, and E. yawn. ? See {Yawn}, v. i., and cf. {Begin}.]
    To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as,
    gan tell. See {Gan}. [Obs. or Archaic] ``He gan to pray.''
  4. \Gin\, n. [Contr. from Geneva. See 2d {Geneva}.]
    A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and
    flavored with juniper berries; -- also called {Hollands} and
    {Holland gin}, because originally, and still very
    extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually
    flavored with turpentine.
  5. \Gin\, n. [A contraction of engine.]
    1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare. --Chaucer.
       (a) A machine for raising or moving heavy weights,
           consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the
           top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
       (b) (Mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
    3. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton
    Note: The name is also given to an instrument of torture
          worked with screws, and to a pump moved by rotary
    {Gin block}, a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel,
       over which a rope runs; -- called also {whip gin},
       {rubbish pulley}, and {monkey wheel}.
    {Gin power}, a form of horse power for driving a cotton gin.
    {Gin race}, or {Gin ring}, the path of the horse when putting
       a gin in motion. --Halliwell.
    {Gin saw}, a saw used in a cotton gin for drawing the fibers
       through the grid, leaving the seed in the hopper.
    {Gin wheel}.
       (a) In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fiber through
           the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint.
       (b) (Mining) the drum of a whim.
  6. \Gin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ginned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To catch in a trap. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
    2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
Computing Dictionary

A special-purpose macro assembler used to build the george 3 operating system for icl1900 series computers.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a trap. (1.) Ps. 140:5, 141:9, Amos 3:5, the Hebrew word used, _mokesh_, means a noose or "snare," as it is elsewhere rendered (Ps. 18:5; Prov. 13:14, etc.).

(2.) Job 18:9, Isa. 8:14, Heb. pah, a plate or thin layer; and hence a net, a snare, trap, especially of a fowler (Ps. 69: 22, "Let their table before them become a net;" Amos 3:5, "Doth a bird fall into a net [pah] upon the ground where there is no trap-stick [mokesh] for her? doth the net [pah] spring up from the ground and take nothing at all?", Gesenius.)

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