gin

verb (1)
\ˈgin \
gan\ ˈgan \; ginning

Definition of gin 

(Entry 1 of 5)

archaic

: begin

gin

noun (1)
\ˈjin \

Definition of gin (Entry 2 of 5)

: any of various tools or mechanical devices: such as

a : a snare or trap for game

b : cotton gin

gin

verb (2)
\ˈjin \
ginned; ginning

Definition of gin (Entry 3 of 5)

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

\ˈgin \

Definition of gin (Entry 4 of 5)

dialect

: if

gin

noun (2)
\ˈjin \

Definition of gin (Entry 5 of 5)

1 : a colorless alcoholic beverage made from distilled or redistilled neutral grain spirits flavored with juniper berries and aromatics (such as anise and caraway seeds)

2a : gin rummy

b : the act of laying down a full hand of matched cards in gin rummy

Other Words from gin

Verb (2)

ginner noun

Noun (2)

ginny \ ˈjin-​ē \ adjective

First Known Use of gin

Verb (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Conjunction

1580, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gin

Verb (1)

Middle English ginnen, short for beginnen

Noun (1)

Middle English gin, from Anglo-French, short for engin — more at engine

Conjunction

perhaps by contraction from dialect gif if + an if

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration from geneva

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More Definitions for gin

gin

noun
\ˈjin \

Kids Definition of gin

 (Entry 1 of 3)

gin

verb
ginned; ginning

Kids Definition of gin (Entry 2 of 3)

: to separate seeds from cotton in a cotton gin

gin

noun

Kids Definition of gin (Entry 3 of 3)

: a strong alcoholic liquor flavored with juniper berries

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