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gilt1 a past tense and past participle of gild. [4 definitions]
gilt2 a young female pig that has not yet produced offspring.
gilt-edged having edges coated with or as if with gold. [2 definitions]
gimbals (sometimes sing.; used with a sing. verb) a device using pivots that supports something such as a compass on a ship and keeps it level even when the support is in motion.
gimcrack a gaudy object of no value. [2 definitions]
gimel the name of the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
gimlet a tool used to make holes, consisting of a shaft with a sharp, spiral tip attached to a handle at a right angle. [3 definitions]
gimlet-eyed having a penetrating or watchful look.
gimmick a novel feature or offer with little purpose other than to attract people to a product. [3 definitions]
gimp a flat, narrow piece of cloth, braided cord, or the like used as a trim on clothing or curtains.
gin1 an alcoholic liquor made from grain distilled with juniper berries. [2 definitions]
gin2 a machine designed to remove the seeds from raw cotton; cotton gin. [2 definitions]
gin3 see "gin rummy."
ginger the spicy root of an originally Asian plant, often used as a spice or flavoring in cooking. [3 definitions]
ginger ale a carbonated soft drink flavored with ginger.
ginger beer a carbonated drink similar to ginger ale but flavored with fermented ginger.
gingerbread a type of cake or cookie flavored with ginger and sweetened with molasses. [3 definitions]
gingerly in a careful or cautious manner; warily. [2 definitions]
gingersnap a small, round, crisp cookie made with ginger and molasses.
gingham a cotton cloth made from dyed yarn and often having a pattern, such as checks or stripes.
gingivitis reddening and swelling of the gums.