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gavel a small hammer, usu. wooden, used by a judge or someone presiding over a meeting or auction to get attention, call for order, or signal a sale.
gavial a large crocodilian reptile, found in India and Indonesia, that has a long narrow snout.
gavotte a dance, formerly popular esp. in early modern France, similar to but faster than a minuet. [2 definitions]
gawk to look at someone or something fixedly and idiotically; gape. [2 definitions]
gawky ungainly; awkward; clumsy.
gay of or in a happy, joyous mood; festive; merry. [4 definitions]
gayety variant of gaiety.
gayly variant of gaily.
Gaza Strip a disputed area on the east coast of the Mediterranean that was occupied by Israel in 1967.
gaze to look intently. [2 definitions]
gazebo a small roofed structure, usu. round or polygonal and without sides, built in a garden, on a hill, or the like for relaxing or picnicking.
gazelle any of several graceful African and Asian antelopes with ringed, slightly curved horns.
gazette a newspaper or other journal.
gazetteer a dictionary of geographical names.
gazpacho a cold soup made by mixing finely chopped raw tomatoes, sweet peppers, onions, garlic, and flavorings.
G.B. abbreviation of "Great Britain," the main island of the United Kingdom, off the coast of France, occupied by England, Scotland, and Wales, and including some adjacent islands. (Cf. United Kingdom.)
G clef the treble clef.
Gd symbol of the chemical element gadolinium.
GDR abbreviation of "German Democratic Republic," a European country, formerly also known as East Germany, located between West Germany and Poland, and in 1990 reunited with West Germany.
Ge symbol of the chemical element germanium.
gear a mechanical part that transmits, and may change, motion from another part by means of interlocking teeth on the two moving parts. [8 definitions]