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gin1 (dʒɪn Pronunciation for gin1

Definitions

noun

  1. an alcoholic drink obtained by distillation and rectification of the grain of malted barley, rye, or maize, flavoured with juniper berries
  2. any of various grain spirits flavoured with other fruit or aromatic essences   ⇒ sloe gin
  3. an alcoholic drink made from any rectified spirit

Word Origin

C18: shortened from Dutch genever juniper, via Old French from Latin jūniperusjuniper

gin2 (dʒɪn Pronunciation for gin2

Definitions

noun

  1. a primitive engine in which a vertical shaft is turned by horses driving a horizontal beam or yoke in a circle
  2. Also called: cotton gin. a machine of this type used for separating seeds from raw cotton
  3. a trap for catching small mammals, consisting of a noose of thin strong wire
  4. a hand-operated hoist that consists of a drum winder turned by a crank

verb

Word forms:  gins,  ginning,  ginned
(transitive)
  1. to free (cotton) of seeds with a gin
  2. to trap or snare (game) with a gin

Derived Forms

ˈginner noun

Word Origin

C13 gyn, shortened from engine

gin3 (ɡɪn Pronunciation for gin3

Definitions

verb

Word forms:  gins,  ginning,  gan,  gun
  1. an archaic word for begin

gin4 (ɡɪn Pronunciation for gin4

Definitions

conjunction

  1. (Scottish) if

Word Origin

perhaps related to gif, an earlier form of if

gin5 (dʒɪn Pronunciation for gin5

Definitions

noun

  1. (Australian, offensive, slang) an Aboriginal woman

Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language

Translations for 'gin'

  • British English: ginPronunciation for gin Gin is a colourless alcoholic drink.dʒɪn NOUN
  • Arabic: جِن Pronunciation for جِنمحلج القطن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gimPronunciation for gim
  • Chinese: 杜松子酒Pronunciation for 杜松子酒
  • Croatian: džinPronunciation for džin
  • Czech: ginPronunciation for gin
  • Danish: ginPronunciation for gin
  • Dutch: jeneverPronunciation for jenever
  • European Spanish: ginebraPronunciation for ginebra
  • Finnish: giniPronunciation for gini
  • French: ginPronunciation for gin
  • German: GinPronunciation for Gin
  • Greek: τζινPronunciation for τζινποτό
  • Italian: ginPronunciation for gin
  • Japanese: ジンPronunciation for ジン
  • Korean: Pronunciation for 진
  • Norwegian: ginPronunciation for gin
  • Polish: dżinPronunciation for dżin
  • Portuguese: ginPronunciation for gin
  • Romanian: gin ginuri
  • Russian: джинPronunciation for джин
  • Spanish: ginebraPronunciation for ginebra
  • Swedish: ginPronunciation for gin
  • Thai: เหล้ายินPronunciation for เหล้ายิน
  • Turkish: cinPronunciation for cinalkol
  • Ukrainian: джин
  • Vietnamese: rượu ginPronunciation for rượu gin

Example Sentences Including 'gin'

A faint aura of gin wafted on his words, the remains of a liquid lunch, no doubt.
Brandon, Ruth Left, Right and Centre
I drove to the Hotel de La Paix and found a waiter who had served Kate Kershaw with a gin and tonic.
Robert Wilson INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
In a slow motion miracle, over months, the berries and sugar melted, mingled, marinated with the gin.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
No wonder sloe gin is a rare commodity, I thought to myself; only folk with servants would ever make it.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
OF all the gin joints in all the world, we had to walk into the one with the teetotal Mormon pianist who wanted a glass of water.
Misc (1995)
Sally took the ale and Sandman offered Meg a glass of gin , which she snatched from him.
Bernard Cornwell GALLOWS THIEF (2002)
The drink symbolised the spirit of Chichester, for he revealed after the voyage that his lowest moment had been when the gin ran out!
Yachting Boating World (2004)
There's a drink named after Manhattan, a gin named for London, and a slew of sophisticated gewgaws trading on the kudos which Paris confers.
Globe and Mail (2003)
To add to her torment she had spent most of the time gasping for a cigarette and a large gin and tonic.
St. James, Ian Final Resort

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