chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)
a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
gull, seagull, sea gull(verb)
mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
fool, gull, befool(verb)
make a fool or dupe of
gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)
fool or hoax
"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
A seabird of the genus Larus or of the family Laridae.
A cheating trick; a fraud.
One easily cheated; a dupe.
To deceive or cheat
To trick and defraud
Origin: Probably from gouelan.
to deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud
a cheating or cheat; trick; fraud
one easily cheated; a dupe
one of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera
Origin: [Prob. fr. gull the bird; but cf. OSw. gylla to deceive, D. kullen, and E. cullibility.]
Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the twenty-first century most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera. Gulls are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls, stout, longish bills, and webbed feet. Most gulls, particularly Larus species, are ground-nesting carnivores, which will take live food or scavenge opportunistically. Live food often includes crabs and small fish. Gulls have unhinging jaws which allow them to consume large prey. Apart from the kittiwakes, gulls are typically coastal or inland species, rarely venturing far out to sea. The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls. Large White-Headed Gulls are typically long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 49 years recorded for the Herring Gull. Gulls nest in large, densely packed noisy colonies. They lay two to three speckled eggs in nests composed of vegetation. The young are precocial, being born with dark mottled down, and mobile upon hatching.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gul, n. a web-footed sea-fowl belonging to the family Laridæ. [Celt.; Corn. gullan, W. gwylan, Bret. gwelan—gwela, to weep, to cry.]
gul, v.t. to beguile: to deceive.—n. a trick: one easily cheated: (Shak.) a nestling.—ns. Gull′-catch′er (Shak.), a cheat; Gull′er; Gull′ery, imposture; Gullibil′ity.—adj. Gull′ible, easily deceived.—n. Gullos′ity. [Same word as gull, a seafowl, the bird being thought stupid.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In electronic warfare, a floating radar reflector used to simulate a surface target at sea for deceptive purposes.
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The numerical value of gull in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of gull in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- meeu, seemeeuAfrikaans
- gavià, gavinaCatalan, Valencian
- laro, mevoEsperanto
- kaio, antxetaBasque
- mávur, mási, máurFaroese
- mouette, goéland, mauveFrench
- seefûgel, meauWestern Frisian
- faoileagScottish Gaelic
- gaivota papoiaGalician
- ճայ, որորArmenian
- カモメ, 鴎Japanese
- mergus, larusLatin
- MéiwLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- mevas, kirasLithuanian
- måse, måkeNorwegian
- måse, måkeNorwegian Nynorsk
- tónteel tsídiiNavajo, Navaho
- pescăruș, păcăli, înșelaRomanian
- обманывать, чайкаRussian
- gavina, cau marinu, laruSardinian
- báiskiNorthern Sami
- галеб, galebSerbo-Croatian
- trut, måsSwedish
- мартин, чайкаUkrainian
- himevül, jimev, mev, himev, jimevül, mevülVolapük
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