Definitions for gullgʌl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gullgʌl(n.)

  1. any of various long-winged aquatic birds of the family Laridae, of worldwide distribution, typically white with gray or black upper wings and back.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of gull:

1400–50; perh. < Welsh gŵylan, Cornish guilan (cf. F goéland < Breton gwelan)

gull′-like`(adj.)

gullgʌl(v.t.)

  1. to deceive, trick, or cheat; hoodwink.

  2. (n.)a person who is easily deceived or cheated; dupe.

Origin of gull:

1540–50; perh. akin to obs. gull to swallow, guzzle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  2. gull, seagull, sea gull(verb)

    mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs

  3. fool, gull, befool(verb)

    make a fool or dupe of

  4. 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!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gull(noun)ʌl

    a seagull

Wiktionary

  1. gull(Noun)

    A seabird of the genus Larus or of the family Laridae.

  2. gull(Noun)

    A cheating trick; a fraud.

  3. gull(Noun)

    One easily cheated; a dupe.

  4. gull(Verb)

    To deceive or cheat

  5. gull(Verb)

    To mislead

  6. gull(Verb)

    To trick and defraud

  7. Origin: Probably from gouelan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gull(verb)

    to deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud

  2. Gull(noun)

    a cheating or cheat; trick; fraud

  3. Gull(noun)

    one easily cheated; a dupe

  4. Gull(noun)

    one of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera

Freebase

  1. Gull

    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.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. gull

    In electronic warfare, a floating radar reflector used to simulate a surface target at sea for deceptive purposes.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gull(noun)

(oftenˈseagull ) a type of web-footed sea bird, usually black and white or grey and white.

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