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Words starting with g

Word Definition
G 1. G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246.
2. G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or model scale; -- called also sol by the Italians and French. It was also originally used as the treble clef, and has gradually changed into the character represented in the margin. See Clef. G/ (G sharp) is a tone intermediate between G and A.
3. (n.) the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
4. (n.) (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
5. (n.) a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
6. (n.) a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes
7. (n.) a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
8. (n.) a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
9. (n.) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
10. (n.) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
11. (n.) a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
G clef 1. (n.) a clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff
G suit 1. (n.) pressure suit worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration
g-force 1. (n.) a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
G-Jo 1. (n.) treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
G-man 1. (n.) a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
G-string 1. (n.) minimal clothing worn by stripteasers; a narrow strip of fabric that covers the pubic area, passes between the thighs, and is supported by a waistband
G. B. Shaw 1. (n.) British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
G. E. Moore 1. (n.) English philosopher (1873-1958)
G. K. Chesterton 1. (n.) conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
G. L. von Blucher 1. (n.) Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)
G. R. Kirchhoff 1. (n.) German physicist who with Bunsen pioneered spectrum analysis and formulated two laws governing electric networks (1824-1887)
G. Stanley Hall 1. (n.) United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)
G.I. 1. (v.) clean in preparation for inspection
GA 1. (n.) a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2. (n.) a rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores
3. (n.) the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
Ga. 1. (n.) a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
GAAP 1. (n.) a collection of rules and procedures and conventions that define accepted accounting practice; includes broad guidelines as well as detailed procedures
gab 1. (n.) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.
2. (v. i.) The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness.
3. (v. i.) To deceive; to lie.
4. (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate; to chatter.
5. (n.) light informal conversation for social occasions
6. (v.) talk profusely
GABA 1. (n.) an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter
gabapentin 1. (n.) an anticonvulsant (trade name Neurontin) used to control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy; also used to manage neuralgia caused by shingles
gabarage 1. (n.) A kind of coarse cloth for packing goods.
gabardine 1. (n.) Alternative form of Gaberdine
2. (n.) a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
3. (n.) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
4. (n.) a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
gabber 1. (n.) A liar; a deceiver.
2. (n.) One addicted to idle talk.
gabbier 1. (n.) One who gabbles; a prater.
gabble 1. (v. i.) To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber.
2. (v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; as, gabbling fowls.
3. (n.) Loud or rapid talk without meaning.
4. (n.) Inarticulate sounds rapidly uttered; as of fowls.
5. (n.) rapid and indistinct speech
6. (v.) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
gabbled 1. (imp. v. part.) of Gabble
gabbling 1. (pres. v. part.) of Gabble
gabbro 1. (n.) A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro).
2. (n.) one of a family of granular intrusive rocks
gabby 1. (adj.) full of trivial conversation
gabel 1. (n.) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.