Definitions of gin

  1. To catch in a trap.
  2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
  3. To catch in a trap; to clear ( cotton) of seeds by a machine.
  4. To clear cotton of its seeds by means of the cotton- gin: to catch in a trap. " So, so, the woodcock's ginn'd."- Beau. & Fl.
  5. To clear of seeds by a machine, as cotton.
  6. To remove the seeds from ( cotton).
  7. To begin; - often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.
  8. trap with a gin; " gin game"
  9. To clear cotton of its seed by a machine; to catch in a trap.
  10. To catch in a trap; to separate the seeds from the cotton by a machine.
  11. Ginning.
  12. a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
  13. a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
  14. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
  15. trap with a snare; " gin game"
  16. Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.
  17. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
  18. A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
  19. A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  20. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
  21. A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; - also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.
  22. A fragrant alcoholic liquor flavored with juniper berries; a trap or snare; a machine for clearing cotton fibers from the seeds; a portable hoisting machine; a pile- driving machine.
  23. Same as GENEVA, of which it is a contraction.
  24. A trap; a snare: a machine or instrument by which the mechanical powers are employed in aid of human strength; especially, ( a) a machine used instead of a crane, consisting essentially of three poles from 12 to 15 feet in length, often tapering from the lower extremity to the top, and united together at their upper extremities, whence a block and tackle is suspended, the lower extremities being planted in the ground about 8 or 9 feet asunder, and there being a kind of windlass attached to two of the legs; ( b) a kind of whim or windlass worked by a horse which turns a cylinder and winds on it a rope, thus raising minerals or the like from a depth; ( c) a machine for separating the seeds from cotton, called hence a cotton- gin, which was invented by Eli Whitney of Massachusetts, in 1794. The name is also given to a machine for driving piles, to an engine of torture, and to a pump moved by rotary sails.
  25. An engine; machine; trap.
  26. Spirit made from rye or barley, and flavored with juniper berries.
  27. One of various machines.
  28. A snare or trap.
  29. An aromatic distilled liquor.
  30. See Geneva.
  31. A machine of various kinds for driving piles, raising great weights, disentangling cotton fibers, & c.; a snare or trap.
  32. A well- known distilled spirit flavoured with juniper- berries; also called Geneva or Hollands.
  33. Contrivance; share; trap; a machine for driving piles, or for raising and moving heavy weights; a kind of machinery for raising coals or ore from mines.
  34. If.
  35. If; suppose ( Scotch); by or against a certain time; as, I'll be there gin five o'clock.
  36. Ginned.