What does gin mean?

Definitions for gindʒɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gin(noun)

    strong liquor flavored with juniper berries

  2. snare, gin, noose(noun)

    a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose

  3. cotton gin, gin(noun)

    a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers

  4. 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

  5. gin(verb)

    separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin

  6. gin(verb)

    trap with a snare

    "gin game"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gin(noun)

    against; near by; towards; as, gin night

  2. Gin


  3. Gin(verb)

    to begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan

  4. Gin(noun)

    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

  5. Gin(noun)

    contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare

  6. Gin(noun)

    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

  7. Gin(noun)

    a hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim

  8. Gin(noun)

    a machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin

  9. Gin(verb)

    to catch in a trap

  10. Gin(verb)

    to clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton

  11. Origin: [See Gin, prep.]


  1. Gin

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gin

    jin, n. Same as Geneva, of which it is a contraction.—ns. Gin′-fizz, a drink of gin, lemon-juice, effervescing water, &c.; Gin-pal′ace, Gin′-shop, a shop where gin is sold; Gin′-sling, a cold beverage of gin and water, sweetened and flavoured.

  2. Gin

    jin, n. the name of a variety of machines, esp. one with pulleys for raising weights, &c.: a pump worked by rotary sails: (B.) a trap or snare.—v.t. to trap or snare: to clear cotton of its seeds by a machine:—pr.p. gin′ning; pa.p. ginned.—ns. Gin′-horse, a mill-horse; Gin′-house, a place where cotton is ginned. [Contr. from engine.]

  3. Gin

    jin, n. an Australian native woman.

  4. Gin

    gin, v.i. to begin.—n. Gin′ning, beginning.

  5. Gin

    gin, a prov. form of against.

  6. Gin

    gin, a Scotch form of gif=if.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Art for art's sake makes no more sense than gin for gin's sake.

  2. Zoe Zambakides:

    In vodka and gin, the barriers to entry depend entirely on how you want to do something.

  3. Sam Galsworthy:

    It will be used in Raffles Singapore Slings but it's not anchored to one specific drink, gin is so versatile... I love it on the rocks or in a martini.

  4. Erma Bombeck:

    A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory an empty gin bottle.

  5. Mike Adair:

    The thought that kept me going was that I have a wife, three little kids, employees and investors, so giving up was never an option. If you hold on to that mentality, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish, a little small-batch gin helps, as well.

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