Definitions for gindʒɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an alcoholic liquor distilled or redistilled with juniper berries, orange peel, or other flavorings.
Origin of gin:
1705–15; shortened from geneva
gindʒɪn(n.; v.)ginned, gin•ning.
Ref: cotton gin.
a trap or snare for game.
a machine employing simple tackle or windlass mechanisms for hoisting.
(v.t.)to clear (cotton) of seeds with a gin.
to snare (game).
Origin of gin:
1150–1200; < OF enginengine
Ref: Also called gin rummy.
a gin hand in which the cards are matched in sets, winning extra points.
Origin of gin:
1955–60; perh. gin1
strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
snare, gin, noose(noun)
a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
cotton gin, gin(noun)
a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
gin, gin rummy, knock rummy(verb)
a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
trap with a snare
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an alcoholic drink made from juniper berries, or a glass of this drink
against; near by; towards; as, gin night
to begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan
a strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine
contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare
a machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc
a hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim
a machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin
to catch in a trap
to clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton
Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries. From its earliest beginnings in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved over the course of a millennium from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Today, the gin category is one of the most popular and widely distributed range of spirits, and is represented by products of various origins, styles, and flavor profiles that all revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.
Translations for gin
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of alcoholic drink made from grain and flavoured with juniper berries.
- جِن: مُسْكِر قَويArabic
- gimPortuguese (BR)
- der GinGerman
- τζιν (ποτό)Greek
- مشروب الکلی جینFarsi
- जिन, मदिराHindi
- 진(호밀 등으로 만든 독한 증류주)Korean
- مشروب الکلی جینPersian
- جين ( يوډول شرابPashto
- 琴酒Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک الکحلی مشروبUrdu
- rượu ginVietnamese
- 杜松子酒Chinese (Simp.)
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