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Definitions of gin

gin1  (dʒɪn

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

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

Definitions

verb

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

gin4  (ɡɪn

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conjunction

  1. (Scottish) if

Word Origin

perhaps related to gif, an earlier form of if

gin5  (dʒɪn

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noun

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

Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language

Translations for 'gin'

  • British English: gin Gin is a colourless alcoholic drink.dʒɪn NOUN
  • Arabic: جِن محلج القطن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gim
  • Chinese: 杜松子酒
  • Croatian: džin
  • Czech: gin
  • Danish: gin
  • Dutch: jenever
  • European Spanish: ginebra
  • Finnish: gini
  • French: gin
  • German: Gin
  • Greek: τζινποτό
  • Italian: gin
  • Japanese: ジン
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: gin
  • Polish: dżin
  • Portuguese: gin
  • Romanian: gin ginuri
  • Russian: джин
  • Spanish: ginebra
  • Swedish: gin
  • Thai: เหล้ายิน
  • Turkish: cinalkol
  • Ukrainian: джин
  • Vietnamese: rượu gin

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