gin


1gin

verb \ˈgin\
gan \ˈgan\ gin·ning

Definition of GIN

archaic
:  begin

Origin of GIN

Middle English ginnen, short for beginnen
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with GIN

2gin

noun \ˈjin\

Definition of GIN

:  any of various tools or mechanical devices: as
a :  a snare or trap for game
b :  cotton gin

Origin of GIN

Middle English gin, from Anglo-French, short for engin — more at engine
First Known Use: 13th century

3gin

verb \ˈjin\
ginnedgin·ning

Definition of GIN

transitive verb
1
:  snare
2
:  to separate (cotton fiber) from seeds and waste material
3
:  to come up with :  generate —usually used with up <gin up enthusiasm>
gin·ner noun

First Known Use of GIN

1606

4gin

conjunction \ˈgin\

Definition of GIN

dial
:  if

Origin of GIN

perhaps by contraction from dialect gif if + an if
First Known Use: 1580

5gin

noun \ˈjin\

Definition of GIN

1
:  a colorless alcoholic beverage made from distilled or redistilled neutral grain spirits flavored with juniper berries and aromatics (as anise and caraway seeds)
2
a :  gin rummy
b :  the act of laying down a full hand of matched cards in gin rummy
gin·ny \ˈjin-ē\ adjective

Origin of GIN

by shortening & alteration from geneva
First Known Use: 1713

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

gin

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Colorless distilled liquor. Made from neutral grain spirits, it acquires its distinctive flavour from juniper berries and aromatics (such as anise and caraway seeds). Its origin is attributed to a 17th-century Dutch medical researcher, Franciscus Sylvius. Two principal types are marketed: a malty-flavoured and full-bodied Netherlands type (alcohol content about 35% by volume) and a dry, purified type favoured in Britain and the U.S. (40–47% alcohol by volume). Dry gin, which has more flavouring ingredients, is served either unmixed or in cocktails. Dutch gins are usually served unmixed or with water.

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