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gill   
      

It Has 4 letters ( g i l l )         1 vowels ( i )         3 consonants ( g l l )         Word on the contrary llig

Which the Definition/Meaning of gill in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 5
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English - Etymology 5

ALTERNATIVE FORMS * GILL NOUN GILL (_plural_ GILLS) * (Scotland) A leech. (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)

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Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. (Scotland) A leech.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)

Which the Definition/Meaning of gill in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _gile_ (“gill”), from Old Norse _giolnar_ (“lips”), from Proto-Indo-European _*ghel-una-_ (“jaw”), related to Ancient Greek _χεῖλος_ (kheîlos, “lip”). PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /ɡɪl/ * Rhymes: -ɪl NOUN GILL (_plural_ GILLS) * (animal anatomy) A breathing organ of fish and other aquatic animals. * Ray Fishes perform respiration under water by the GILLS. * (of a fish) A gill slit or gill cover. _Gill nets are designed to catch a fish by the GILLS._ * (mycology) One of the radial folds on the underside of the cap of a mushroom, on the surface of which the spore-producing organs are borne. * (animal anatomy) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle. * (figuratively) The flesh under or about the chin; a wattle. (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?) * (spinning) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments. SYNONYMS * (mycology): lamella DERIVED TERMS * green about the gills * to the gills TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * lung VERB GILL (_third-person singular simple present_ GILLS, _present participle_ GILLING, _simple past and past participle_ GILLED) * To remove the gills from a fish as part of gutting and cleaning it. * 2014, Scott Tippett, _Polaris_ (ISBN 1304268179), page 99: She gutted and gilled the fish, then scaled it. * (transitive) To catch (a fish) in a gillnet. * 1898, _Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor_, page 255: Owing to the peculiar shape of the pompano and the relatively large mesh in the pompano gill nets, the fish are not caught by being actually GILLED. * 1971, Michael Culley, ‎G. A. Kerkut, _The Pilchard: Biology and Exploitation_ (ISBN 1483186784), page 70: In cases of very heavy catches the nets may be hauled and stored with the fish still GILLED. The fish would then be shaken out on return to the port. * 1994, G.D. Pickett, ‎M.G. Pawson, _Sea Bass: Biology_ (ISBN 0412400901), page 177: The intention is to GILL the fish, so they are usually scared into the net by rowing one boat into the middle of the net circle and banging the oars on the boat bottom or splashing the water. * (intransitive) To be or become entangled in a gillnet. * 2010, Edward A. Perrine, _Midnight Tracy_ (ISBN 0557472334), page 147: Also, when fish GILLED there wasn't as much extra twine to tangle in, so they were easier to release from the net. QUOTATIONS * 1948, Oliver Hazard Perry Rodman, _The Saltwater Fisherman's Favorite Four_, page 166: As we had fish home in the icebox, when Bill led the fish up alongside, I leaned over the combing, gilled the fish with my fingers, slid out the hook and let go. The bass lay there for a moment, tired from the arch of the rod and the pull of the line. REFERENCES * Walter Koelz, _Fishing industry of the Great Lakes_ (1926), page 556: Since the fine threads of the net usually are caught under the gill covers of the fish they are said to be "gilled."

From Middle English gile (gill), from Old Norse giolnar (lips), from Proto-Indo-European *ghel-una- (jaw), related to Ancient Greek χεῖλος (kheîlos, lip).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. (animal anatomy) A breathing organ of fish and other aquatic animals.
  2. (of a fish) A gill slit or gill cover.
    Gill nets are designed to catch a fish by the gills.
  3. (mycology) One of the radial folds on the underside of the cap of a mushroom, on the surface of which the spore-producing organs are borne.
  4. (animal anatomy) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.
  5. (figuratively) The flesh under or about the chin; a wattle.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
  6. (spinning) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments.
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Verb

gill (third-person singular simple present gills, present participle gilling, simple past and past participle gilled)

  1. To remove the gills from a fish as part of gutting and cleaning it.
  2. (transitive) To catch (a fish) in a gillnet.
  3. (intransitive) To be or become entangled in a gillnet.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of gill in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Wikipedia From Old French _gille_ (“a wine measure”), from Medieval Latin _gillo_ (“earthenware jar”), possibly from Gaulish _gallā_ (“vessel”). PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /dʒɪl/ * Rhymes: -ɪl * Homophone: Jill NOUN GILL (_plural_ GILLS) * A drink measure for spirits and wine. Size varies regionally but it is about one quarter of a pint. * (archaic, UK) A measuring jug holding a quarter or half a pint.

Wikipedia

From Old French gille (a wine measure), from Medieval Latin gillo (earthenware jar), possibly from Gaulish gallā (vessel).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒɪl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl
  • Homophone: Jill

Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. A drink measure for spirits and wine. Size varies regionally but it is about one quarter of a pint.
  2. (archaic, UK) A measuring jug holding a quarter or half a pint.

Which the Definition/Meaning of gill in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From Middle English _gille_, from Old Norse _gil_ PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /ɡɪl/ * Rhymes: -ɪl NOUN GILL (_plural_ GILLS) * (UK) rivulet * (UK) ravine

From Middle English gille, from Old Norse gil

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. (UK) rivulet
  2. (UK) ravine

Which the Definition/Meaning of gill in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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English - Etymology 4

Etymology uncertain. NOUN GILL (_plural_ GILLS) * A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber.

Etymology uncertain.

Noun

gill (plural gills)

  1. A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber.

Which the Definition/Meaning of gill in categoryIRISH - NOUN
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Irish - Noun

GILL

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Which the Definition/Meaning of gill in categorySCOTTISH GAELIC - NOUN
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Scottish Gaelic - Noun

GILL

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