Definitions of gin

  1. a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
  2. separate the seeds from ( cotton) with a cotton gin
  3. a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
  4. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
  5. trap with a gin; " gin game"
  6. trap with a snare; " gin game"
  7. Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.
  8. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
  9. 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.
  10. A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  11. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
  12. To catch in a trap.
  13. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
  14. To begin; - often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. To catch in a trap; to clear ( cotton) of seeds by a machine.
  18. Ginned.
  19. Ginning.
  20. If.
  21. Same as GENEVA, of which it is a contraction.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. If; suppose ( Scotch); by or against a certain time; as, I'll be there gin five o'clock.
  25. An engine; machine; trap.
  26. Spirit made from rye or barley, and flavored with juniper berries.
  27. To clear of seeds by a machine, as cotton.
  28. To remove the seeds from ( cotton).
  29. One of various machines.
  30. A snare or trap.
  31. An aromatic distilled liquor.
  32. See Geneva.
  33. A machine of various kinds for driving piles, raising great weights, disentangling cotton fibers, & c.; a snare or trap.
  34. To clear cotton of its seed by a machine; to catch in a trap.
  35. A well- known distilled spirit flavoured with juniper- berries; also called Geneva or Hollands.
  36. 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.
  37. To catch in a trap; to separate the seeds from the cotton by a machine.

Usage examples for gin

  1. Did they offer to gin ye a job? – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  2. Oy sawed the firing gin coming, and oy said to stoarp, and the firing gin didn't stoarpt, and it said whoy- whoy- whoy! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  3. I think gin, same as they have in the trenches, is the stuff to put a cold away. – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  4. Like other quick- growing trees, the Gin- gee takes no long time in arriving at maturity, and its life is comparatively brief. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  5. This man, it seems, lived the very next door to the gin- shop where they frequented. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  6. I'll sell't gin ye'll buy't." – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  7. So presently the maid came in with a tray and old Roger solemnly mixed for my father and mother, for his wife and himself, four reeking glasses of hot gin. – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  8. They was gin to me by old marster, jest afore he died. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  9. " I did," answered Alec; " and I will do yours the same guid turn, gin he worries bairns." – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  10. And this gin has in it a something of flavour which will altogether deceive an uneducated palate. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  11. The agent of one of the largest English firms on the Ivory Coast, one that started by trading in slaves, said to me: Our largest shipment to this coast is gin. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  12. Here is his gin- house with new machinery just installed. – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  13. There were many days when Papa would leave home before five o'clock in the morning with a load of cotton, wait his turn at the gin and not get home until after ten that night. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  14. It has sounded dretful, kinder wild and skairful to me, and so it had to Josiah, I knew by the sithes he had gin. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  15. During breakfast on the following day- which means from the hour of one till two, for the glasses of iced gin- and- water had been many- Archie Clavering was making up his mind that he would begin at once. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  16. Gin ye dinna come ben this minute, I'll hae worship my lane. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  17. Gin was every day sold under various names, and, indeed, it was publicly sold in many shops under its own name. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  18. She's hanging about the gin- shops in town. – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  19. The lights of a big gin palace flared down in the narrow gap, and a stream of perspiring humanity flowed along beneath them, slatternly women, and men with flattened chests and shoulders bent by unhealthy toil, jostling one another. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  20. She was a stout old dame with a red face suggestive of drink, a most unfair thing to be said of her as she drank nothing stronger than gin and water, one tumbler a night before retiring. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume