gig

[ɡ_ˈɪ_ɡ], [ɡˈɪɡ], [ɡˈɪɡ]

Definitions of gig:

  1.   long and light rowing boat; especially for racing – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   A light, two wheeled, one- horse vehicle. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   a booking for musicians; " they played a gig in New Jersey" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5.   Any little thing that is whirled round in play; a light two- wheeled carriage, drawn generally by one horse; a dart or barpoon; a light ship's boat designed for rapid motion; a racing boat. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   A long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the commanding officer; as, the captain's gig. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   A light two- wheeled carriage; light boat. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8.   Swellings on the insides of a horse's lips; rotary cylinders covered with wire teeth, for teazling woollen cloth. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9.   A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   A light, two- wheeled carriage: a long, light boat. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11.   A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise. – Newage Dictionary DB
  12.   A ship's boat. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13.   A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth. – Newage Dictionary DB
  14.   A pronged fish- spear; a set of hooks for catching fish by dragging. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15.   A light two- wheeled open carriage drawn by one horse; a long ship's boat; a racing boat. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16.   To fish with a gig, or fish- gig. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17.   A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play. – Newage Dictionary DB
  18.   tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19.   small two- wheeled horse- drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20.   To engender. – Newage Dictionary DB
  21.   A fiddle. – Newage Dictionary DB
  22.   A playful or wanton girl; a giglot. – Newage Dictionary DB
  23.   a cluster of hooks ( without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24.   To fish with a gig. – Newage Dictionary DB
  25.   A light two- wheeled carriage; a long light boat; anything light, swift, or whirling; a machine for forming the nap of cloth. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for gig:

  1. One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig when I played the tribute song for him. He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it. It was a really lovely occasion. – Joan Armatrading
  2. We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive to people of the Jewish persuasion, and we led off with it, and they were offended by it, and that was that. – Santiago Durango
  3. It took us two years to get our first real gig That was a big dream. We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting on a lot of our own shows. We were trying to get our actual music across, trying to make a connection there. – Greg Ginn
  4. I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it- I like to see everybody smile. – Buddy Guy
  5. I get myself a gig somewhere, whether it's in a club, whether it's in a bar, it doesn't matter, and I just work on New Year's Eve because I always feel it's very symbolic for me for the next year, for the new year. – Debbie Harry
  6. I ended up an actor, did my first professional union gig in 1974, and I've been doing it ever since. – Michael Ironside
  7. Then I got a gig with an older friend who had the equipment and he played in this bar. They would bring me in the bar through the backdoor and I would DJ in the back room most of the night. Then they'd take me out the backdoor, so I was never really in the bar. – Jam Master Jay
  8. In college I had a weekend gig at a restaurant, a solo thing that was the best practice I could have ever had. That's where I learned to coordinate my singing and my piano playing. – Norah Jones
  9. I hate complacency. I play every gig as if it could be my last, then I enjoy it more than ever. – Nigel Kennedy
  10. Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear. – Brian May
  11. Well, I got pretty good and went on the road with a group. We starved. At that time I didn't realize that you'd work one gig in Kansas City, the next in Florida and the next gig will be in Louisville. You know, a thousand miles a night. That was really rough, man. – Wes Montgomery
  12. I decided I'd never do a series again, but I was offered a pilot for a series through Eddy Murphy Productions, and that was the gig that got me Parker Lewis. – Corin Nemec
  13. When I was younger and did a stand -up gig it would take me two weeks to recover. Sometimes I'd get so panicked that I would stutter. – Adam Sandler
  14. When I started I'd fly across the country to do a gig for a hundred bucks. – David Spade
  15. I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I'm grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6 -year old's birthday party, you couldn't pay me enough. – Johnny Vegas

Usage examples for gig:

  1. On Clare's return to his horse and gig Izz jumped up beside him. ” – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. As the gig was very slowly going past, Daisy uttered an exclamation, the first word she had uttered in a long while. ” – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  3. In a gig you know, you can go anywhere- into wood- roads, and all sorts of places where you couldn't turn around with anything with four wheels. ” – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  4. Be it sufficient that I am the Dutchard’ s master, and drove the gig – Spare Hours by John Brown
  5. Then he hurried away, and, after watching till his gig turned the corner, she went slowly upstairs to the room where the children were learning their Sunday- school lessons. ” – Not Quite Eighteen by Susan Coolidge
  6. He was still scouring the town, and it was afternoon, when a gig was pulled up in the middle of the road. ” – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  7. The pony was lifted into the bottom of the gig and covered up with the boot- some bits of bread being given him, to keep him quiet. ” – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  8. “ " If I'd known 'twas you," he observed gruffly, " I shouldn't have been so quick about getting down out of my gig – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  9. When the smoke cleared away, Frank saw the crew of the gig hurrying to their places. ” – Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon
  10. So he dressed himself in his best, and having hired a gig and a man who he flattered himself would look like a private servant, he started from Cork, and drove himself to Castle Richmond. ” – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  11. “ A gig from the former was seen to pull to the latter vessel; Murray now made a signal to Jack to come on board; he was soon alongside the Giaour. ” – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. He finished his breakfast, gave proper and precise directions to his servant on the preparations that were to be made for the lady's reception, jumped into his gig and drove off to Lord Claydonfield's, at Chettlewood. ” – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  13. None of the officers had suffered much except Commander Babbicome, who had remained unconscious from the time he had been carried on board his gig – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. He would only remember that he had paid for the Captain's food for some time past, that the Captain had been brought into Norwich in his gig that the Captain owed him money, and ought, so to say, to be regarded as his property on the occasion. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  15. “ No time to lower boats, except captain's gig – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  16. It would have been a thousand times better had we perished in the gig – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  17. You will be in charge of the cutter, and Mr. Escombe will take the gig – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  18. His eyes rested on the approaching gig with a kind of fascination; and Varney followed his gaze. ” – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  19. “ We'll see how the hospital gig works out. ” – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  20. “ To sit in that red wheeled gig touching the sleeve of his black coat! ” – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow

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