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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 jūniperus juniper

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

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