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gill

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noun \ˈjil\

Definition of gill

  1. — see weight table



Origin and Etymology of gill

Middle English gille, from Medieval Latin gillus, from Late Latin gillo, gello water pot


First Known Use: 14th century


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gill

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noun \ˈgil\

Definition of gill

  1. 1 :  an organ (as of a fish) for obtaining oxygen from water

  2. 2 a :  3wattle b :  the flesh under or about the chin or jaws —usually used in plural c :  one of the radiating plates forming the undersurface of the cap of a mushroom fungus

gilled

play \ˈgild\ adjective

to the gills

  1. :  as full or as much as possible <a suitcase packed to the gills>



Origin and Etymology of gill

Middle English gile, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish gäl gill, Old Norse gjǫlnar lips; akin to Greek chelynē lip, jawbone


First Known Use: 14th century


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gill

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verb \ˈgil\

Definition of gill

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  gillnet

  3. intransitive verb
  4. of fish :  to become entangled in a gill net

giller

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1884

First Known Use of gill

1884

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


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gill

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noun \ˈgil\

Definition of gill

  1. 1 British :  ravine

  2. 2 British :  a narrow stream or rivulet



Origin and Etymology of gill

Middle English gille, from Old Norse gil; akin to Old High German gil hernia


First Known Use: 14th century


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gill

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noun, often capitalized \ˈjil\

Definition of gill



Origin and Etymology of gill

Middle English, from Gill, nickname for Gillian


First Known Use: 15th century


GILL Defined for Kids

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gill

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noun \ˈjil\

Definition of gill for Students

  1. :  a unit of liquid capacity equal to a quarter of a pint (about 120 milliliters)




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gill

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noun \ˈgil\

Definition of gill for Students

  1. :  an organ (as of a fish) for taking oxygen from water




Medical Dictionary

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gill

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noun \ˈjil\

Medical Definition of gill

  1. :  either of two units of capacity:a:  a British unit equal to 14 imperial pint or 8.669 cubic inchesb:  a United States liquid unit equal to 14 United States liquid pint or 7.218 cubic inches




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gill

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noun \ˈgil\

Medical Definition of gill

  1. 1:  an organ (as of a fish) for obtaining oxygen from water

  2. 2:  one of the radiating plates forming the undersurface of the cap of a mushroom

gilled

\ˈgild\play adjective




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