Definitions of gall

  1. To fret; to be teased.
  2. To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts.
  3. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.
  4. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
  5. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
  6. To break or injure by rubbing, as the skin; render sore by friction; vex.
  7. To hurt by chafing; annoy.
  8. To render sore by friction; abrade; fret.
  9. To scoff; to jeer.
  10. To fret; to become sore or worn by chafing.
  11. To impregnate with a decoetion of gall- nuts.
  12. To fret, hurt, or break the skin by rubbing; to wear away; to tease; to chagrin; to harass; to annoy.
  13. To hurt or break the skin by rubbing; to tease; to vex much; to chagrin; to wound the feelings.
  14. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  15. a skin sore caused by chafing
  16. an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill- fitting or badly adjusted saddle
  17. The bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder.
  18. Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.
  19. Impudence; brazen assurance.
  20. An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut.
  21. A wound in the skin made by rubbing.
  22. The bile, especially that of the ox, which is used in making water color paints and medicine; anything very bitter; a sore on the skin from chafing; evil feeling.
  23. The greenish- yellow fluid secreted from the liver, called bile: bitterness: malignity.
  24. A wound caused by rubbing.
  25. Excrescence on the oak, produced by the puncture of an insect.
  26. The bile; bitterness; rancor.
  27. An excrescence on plants, due to insects or to a fungus.
  28. An abrasion or excoriation.
  29. The bile; hence, bitter feeling; malignity.
  30. The bite, a bitter yellowish- green fluid, secreted in the glandular substance of the liver; anything extremely bitter; rancour; malignity; bitterness of mind. Gall of glass, or Sandiver, the neutral salt skimmed off from the surface of melted glass.
  31. A hard round exerescence found on a species of oak, called the gall- nut, which is used in the making of ink, dyeing, & c.
  32. A wound in the skin, caused by rubbing.
  33. In an animal, a bitter yellowish- green fluid secreted by the gall- bladder; bile; anything extremely bitter; anger; rancour; bitterness of mind; a neutral salt skimmed off the surface of melted crown glass: gall- bladder, a small sack, pear- shaped, which receives the bile from the liver: gall- stone, a concretion found in the gall- bladder.
  34. A wound in the skin by rubbing.
  35. Bile, the secretion of the liver; any excrescence on plants caused by disease.