gig

[ɡ_ˈɪ_ɡ], [ɡˈɪɡ], [ɡˈɪɡ]

Definitions of gig:

  1.   A light, two- wheeled carriage: a long, light boat. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   To fish with a gig, or fish- gig. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A light two- wheeled carriage; light boat. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   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.
  5.   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.
  6.   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.
  7.   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.

Quotes for gig:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I hate complacency. I play every gig as if it could be my last, then I enjoy it more than ever. – Nigel Kennedy
  4. 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
  5. 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. 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
  2. “ 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. His eyes rested on the approaching gig with a kind of fascination; and Varney followed his gaze. ” – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  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. 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
  9. “ To sit in that red wheeled gig touching the sleeve of his black coat! ” – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  10. 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

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