1957 Words That Start With G

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g (noun) a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram Synonyms: gm, gram, gramme
(noun) 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 Synonyms: g-force, gee
(noun) the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: G
gab (verb) talk profusely Synonyms: yak
(noun) light informal conversation for social occasions Synonyms: gossip, gabfest, small talk, causerie, chin wag, chin wagging, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chit chat, chit-chat, chitchat, tittle-tattle
gabapentin (noun) 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 Synonyms: Neurontin
gabardine (noun) a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
(noun) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth Synonyms: white, flannel, tweed
(noun) a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles Synonyms: duster, dust coat, gaberdine, smock
gabble (verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly Synonyms: maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, gibber, chatter, clack, blab, blabber, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
(noun) rapid and indistinct speech Synonyms: jabber, jabbering
gabbro (noun) one of a family of granular intrusive rocks
gabby (adjective) full of trivial conversation Synonyms: garrulous, chatty, talkative, talky, loquacious
gaberdine (noun) a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles Synonyms: duster, dust coat, gabardine, smock
gabfest (noun) light informal conversation for social occasions Synonyms: gossip, gab, small talk, causerie, chin wag, chin wagging, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chit chat, chit-chat, chitchat, tittle-tattle
gable (noun) the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof Synonyms: gable end, gable wall
gabled (adjective) (of a roof) constructed with a single slope on each side of the ridge supported at the end by a gable or vertical triangular portion of an end wall
gad (verb) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure Synonyms: jazz around, gallivant
(noun) a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward Synonyms: spur
gadabout (noun) a restless seeker after amusement or social companionship
gaddi (noun) a cushion on a throne for a prince in India
gadfly (noun) a persistently annoying person Synonyms: pest, pesterer, cuss, blighter
(noun) any of various large flies that annoy livestock
gadget (noun) a device or control that is very useful for a particular job Synonyms: contrivance, gismo, gizmo, widget, contraption, convenience, appliance
gadgeteer (noun) a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets
gadgetry (noun) appliances collectively
gadoid (noun) a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae Synonyms: gadoid fish
gadolinite (noun) a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium Synonyms: ytterbite
gadolinium (noun) a ductile silvery-white ductile ferromagnetic trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group Synonyms: Gd, atomic number 64
gaff (noun) a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock
(noun) a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
(noun) an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
gaffe (noun) a socially awkward or tactless act Synonyms: slip, gaucherie, solecism, faux pas
gaffer (noun) an elderly man Synonyms: antique, old geezer, old-timer, oldtimer
(noun) an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
(noun) a person who exercises control over workers Synonyms: boss, honcho, chief, foreman
gaffsail (noun) a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff Synonyms: gaff-headed sail
gag (verb) prevent from speaking out Synonyms: muzzle
(verb) be too tight; rub or press Synonyms: fret, choke
(verb) tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them Synonyms: muzzle
(verb) make jokes or quips Synonyms: quip
(verb) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake Synonyms: choke, strangle, suffocate
(verb) cause to retch or choke Synonyms: choke
(verb) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit Synonyms: heave, retch
(noun) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter Synonyms: jest, joke, jape, laugh
(noun) restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting Synonyms: muzzle
gaga (adjective) mentally or physically infirm with age Synonyms: doddering, doddery, senile
(adjective) intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with Synonyms: dotty, wild, crazy
gage (verb) place a bet on Synonyms: back, punt, game, stake, bet on
(noun) street names for marijuana Synonyms: smoke, Mary Jane, dope, pot, grass, green goddess, weed, sens, sess, skunk, locoweed
(noun) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc. Synonyms: gauge
gaggle (noun) a flock of geese
(verb) make a noise characteristic of a goose Synonyms: cackle
gagman (noun) a comedian who uses gags Synonyms: standup comedian
(noun) someone who writes comic material for public performers Synonyms: gagster, gagwriter
gagster (noun) someone who writes comic material for public performers Synonyms: gagman, gagwriter
gagwriter (noun) someone who writes comic material for public performers Synonyms: gagman, gagster
gaiety (noun) a gay feeling Synonyms: merriment
(noun) a festive merry feeling Synonyms: playfulness
gaillardia (noun) any plant of western America of the genus Gaillardia having hairy leaves and long-stalked flowers in hot vibrant colors from golden yellow and copper to rich burgundy
gaily (adverb) in a gay manner
gain (verb) obtain Synonyms: derive
(verb) win something through one's efforts Synonyms: acquire, win
(verb) derive a benefit from Synonyms: profit, benefit
(verb) reach a destination, either real or abstract Synonyms: make, reach, hit, arrive at, attain
(verb) obtain advantages, such as points, etc. Synonyms: advance, make headway, pull ahead, gain ground, get ahead, win
(verb) rise in rate or price Synonyms: advance
(verb) increase or develop Synonyms: gather
(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages Synonyms: realise, realize, make, clear, take in, pull in, bring in, earn
(verb) increase (one's body weight) Synonyms: put on
(noun) a quantity that is added Synonyms: addition, increase
(noun) the advantageous quality of being beneficial Synonyms: profit
(noun) the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input Synonyms: amplification
(noun) the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
gainer (noun) a person who gains weight Synonyms: weight gainer
(noun) a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits)
(noun) a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board Synonyms: full gainer
gainful (adjective) yielding a fair profit Synonyms: paid, paying
gainfully (adverb) in a gainful way
gainfulness (noun) the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit Synonyms: profitability, profitableness, lucrativeness
gainlessly (adverb) without gain or profit Synonyms: unprofitably, profitlessly
gainly (adjective) graceful and pleasing
gainsay (verb) take exception to Synonyms: dispute, challenge
gait (noun) the rate of moving (especially walking or running) Synonyms: pace
(noun) a horse's manner of moving
(noun) a person's manner of walking
gaiter (noun) a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles Synonyms: spat
(noun) a shoe covering the ankle with elastic gores in the sides
(noun) legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle
gal (noun) United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters Synonyms: gallon
(noun) a unit of gravitational acceleration equal to one centimeter per second per second (named after Galileo)
(noun) alliterative term for girl (or woman)
gala (noun) a gay festivity Synonyms: jamboree, gala affair, blowout
galactagogue (noun) agent that induces milk secretion
galactic (adjective) inconceivably large Synonyms: astronomic, astronomical
(adjective) of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)
galactocele (noun) a cystic tumor containing milk or a milky substance (especially in the mammary glands)
galactose (noun) a simple sugar found in lactose Synonyms: brain sugar
galactosemia (noun) a genetic disease (autosomal recessive) in which an enzyme needed to metabolize galactose is deficient or absent; typically develops shortly after birth
galactosis (noun) the secretion of milk
galago (noun) agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and ears Synonyms: bush baby, bushbaby
galangal (noun) southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots Synonyms: Alpinia galanga
(noun) European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots Synonyms: galingale, Cyperus longus
galantine (noun) boned poultry stuffed then cooked and covered with aspic; served cold
galax (noun) tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall Synonyms: galaxy, Galax urceolata, wandflower, coltsfoot, beetleweed
galaxy (noun) a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
(noun) tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall Synonyms: Galax urceolata, galax, wandflower, coltsfoot, beetleweed
(noun) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust Synonyms: extragalactic nebula
galbanum (noun) a bitter aromatic gum resin that resembles asafetida Synonyms: gum albanum
galbulus (noun) the seed-producing cone of a cypress tree
gale (noun) a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
galea (noun) an organ shaped like a helmet; usually a vaulted and enlarged petal as in Aconitum
galena (noun) soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead
galere (noun) a coterie of undesirable people Synonyms: rogue's gallery
galingale (noun) European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots Synonyms: galangal, Cyperus longus
gall (verb) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing Synonyms: fret, chafe
(verb) irritate or vex Synonyms: irk
(noun) an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle Synonyms: saddle sore
(noun) a skin sore caused by chafing
(noun) abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
(noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will Synonyms: bitterness, rancor, rancour, resentment
(noun) a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats Synonyms: bile
(noun) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties Synonyms: insolence, freshness, crust, impertinence, impudence, cheekiness
gallamine (noun) neuromuscular blocking agent (trade name Flaxedil) used as a muscle relaxant in the administration of anesthesia Synonyms: Flaxedil
gallant (adjective) unflinching in battle or action
(adjective) lively and spirited Synonyms: dashing
(adjective) having or displaying great dignity or nobility Synonyms: majestic, proud, lofty
(adjective) being attentive to women like an ideal knight Synonyms: knightly, chivalrous
(noun) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance Synonyms: dandy, clotheshorse, fashion plate, swell, dude, sheik, beau, fop
(noun) a man who attends or escorts a woman Synonyms: squire
gallantly (adverb) in a gallant manner Synonyms: chivalrously
gallantry (noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle) Synonyms: heroism, valiance, valiancy, valor, valorousness, valour
(noun) courtesy towards women Synonyms: chivalry, politesse
(noun) polite attentiveness to women
gallberry (noun) evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries Synonyms: Ilex glabra, inkberry, gall-berry, evergreen winterberry
gallbladder (noun) a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion Synonyms: gall bladder
galled (adjective) painful from having the skin abraded Synonyms: chafed
galleon (noun) a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries
gallery (noun) spectators at a golf or tennis match
(noun) a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed) Synonyms: veranda, verandah
(noun) a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited Synonyms: picture gallery, art gallery
(noun) a long usually narrow room used for some specific purpose
(noun) a covered corridor (especially one extending along the wall of a building and supported with arches or columns)
(noun) narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
(noun) a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine Synonyms: drift, heading
galley (noun) a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading
(noun) (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
(noun) the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
(noun) the area for food preparation on a ship Synonyms: ship's galley, caboose, cookhouse
gallfly (noun) small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants Synonyms: gall wasp, cynipid gall wasp, cynipid wasp
(noun) fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants Synonyms: gall gnat, gall midge
(noun) any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed
gallimaufry (noun) a motley assortment of things Synonyms: hodgepodge, ragbag, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, farrago
gallina (noun) small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl Synonyms: jungle fowl
gallinacean (noun) heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds Synonyms: gallinaceous bird
gallinaceous (adjective) of or relating to or resembling a gallinacean
galling (adjective) causing irritation or annoyance Synonyms: nettlesome, irritating, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, vexatious, vexing, annoying, bothersome, teasing
gallinule (noun) any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens Synonyms: marsh hen, water hen, swamphen
gallium (noun) 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 Synonyms: Ga, atomic number 31
gallivant (verb) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure Synonyms: jazz around, gad
gallon (noun) United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters Synonyms: gal
(noun) a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters Synonyms: Imperial gallon, congius
gallop (verb) ride at a galloping pace
(verb) go at galloping speed
(verb) cause to move at full gallop Synonyms: extend
(noun) a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
gallous (noun) alternative terms for gallows Synonyms: gallows tree, gallows-tree, gibbet
gallows (noun) an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
gallstone (noun) a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts Synonyms: bilestone
gallus (noun) elastic straps that hold trousers up Synonyms: brace, suspender
galoot (noun) a disreputable or clumsy man
galop (noun) music suitable for a galop dance
galore (adjective) in great numbers
(adjective) existing in abundance Synonyms: abounding
galosh (noun) a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow Synonyms: rubber, golosh, gumshoe, arctic
galumph (verb) move around heavily and clumsily
galvanic (adjective) affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling Synonyms: galvanising, galvanizing, electric
(adjective) pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action Synonyms: voltaic
galvanisation (noun) stimulation with a galvanic current Synonyms: galvanization
(noun) stimulation that arouses a person to lively action Synonyms: galvanization
(noun) either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting Synonyms: galvanization
galvanise (verb) to stimulate to action Synonyms: startle, galvanize
(verb) cover with zinc Synonyms: galvanize
(verb) stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock Synonyms: galvanize
galvaniser (noun) a skilled worker who coats iron or steel with zinc Synonyms: galvanizer
(noun) a leader who stimulates and excites people to action Synonyms: inspirer, galvanizer

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