Definitions for gallgɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gallgɔl(n.)

  1. audacity; impudence; effrontery.

  2. Category: Zoology

    Ref: bile (def. 1). 1

  3. something bitter or severe.

  4. bitterness of spirit; rancor.

Origin of gall:

bef. 900; OE galla, gealla, c. OHG galla; akin to L fel, Gk cholḗ gall, bile

gallgɔl(v.t.)

  1. to make sore by rubbing; chafe severely:

    The saddle galled the horse's back.

    Category: Pathology, Veterinary Science

  2. to irritate greatly:

    An arrogant manner galls me.

  3. (v.i.)to be or become chafed.

  4. (n.)a sore on the skin, esp. of a horse, due to rubbing.

    Category: Veterinary Science

  5. something very vexing or irritating.

  6. a state of vexation or irritation.

Origin of gall:

bef. 1000; ME galle, perh. < MD, MLG gall, akin to OE gealla sore on a horse

gallgɔl(n.)

  1. any abnormal outgrowth or swelling in a plant, as from viral damage, insect egg deposits, or chemical irritants.

    Category: Botany

Origin of gall:

1350–1400; ME galle < MF < L galla gallnut. See gall2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saddle sore, gall(noun)

    an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle

  2. gall(noun)

    a skin sore caused by chafing

  3. gall(noun)

    abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury

  4. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour(noun)

    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

  5. bile, gall(noun)

    a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats

  6. crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness(noun)

    the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

  7. chafe, gall, fret(verb)

    become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

  8. gall, irk(verb)

    irritate or vex

    "It galls me that we lost the suit"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gall(noun)

    the bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder

  2. Gall(noun)

    the gall bladder

  3. Gall(noun)

    anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor

  4. Gall(noun)

    impudence; brazen assurance

  5. Gall(noun)

    an excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut

  6. Gall(verb)

    to impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts

  7. Gall(verb)

    to fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable

  8. Gall(verb)

    to fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm

  9. Gall(verb)

    to injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy

  10. Gall(verb)

    to scoff; to jeer

  11. Gall(noun)

    a wound in the skin made by rubbing

Freebase

  1. Gall

    Galls or cecidia are outgrowths on the surface of lifeforms. Plant galls are abnormal outgrowths of plant tissues and can be caused by various parasites, from fungi and bacteria, to insects and mites. Plant galls are often highly organized structures and because of this the cause of the gall can often be determined without the actual agent being identified. This applies particularly to some insect and mite plant galls. In pathology, a gall is a raised sore on the skin, usually caused by chafing or rubbing.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'gall' in Nouns Frequency: #2956


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gall(noun)

a bitter liquid which is stored in the gall bladder.

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