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 Dictionary entry overview: What does GA mean? 

GA (noun)
  The noun GA has 3 senses:

1. the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
2. a rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores
3. a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

  Familiarity information: GA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GA (noun)


Sense 1GA [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

GA; tabun

Hypernyms ("GA" is a kind of...):

organophosphate nerve agent (any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936; in World War II the Germans tested them in concentration camps but not on the battlefield; Iraq is alleged to have used them against Iran and against the Kurds)


Sense 2Ga [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 31; gallium; Ga

Hypernyms ("Ga" is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Holonyms ("Ga" is a substance of...):

bauxite (a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst)


Sense 3GA [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Empire State of the South; Georgia; Peach State; GA

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "GA"):

Savannah (a port in eastern Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah river)

Flint; Flint River (a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River)

Coosa; Coosa River (river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through eastern Alabama to join the Tallapoosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River)

Chattahoochee; Chattahoochee River (a river rising in northern Georgia and flowing southwest and south to join the Flint River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River)

Tallapoosa; Tallapoosa River (river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through central Alabama to join the Coosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River)

Oxford (a university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner)

Macon (a city in central Georgia southeast of Atlanta)

Augusta (a city in eastern Georgia north-northwest of Savannah; noted for golf tournaments)

Athens (a university town in northeast Georgia)

Atlanta; capital of Georgia (state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War)

Albany (a town in southwest Georgia; processing center for peanuts and pecans)

Okefenokee Swamp (a large swampy area of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia)

Domain member region:

Kennesaw Mountain (battle of the American Civil War (1864); Union forces under William Tecumseh Sherman were repulsed by Confederate troops under Joseph Eggleston Johnston)

Holonyms ("GA" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

Holonyms ("GA" is a member of...):

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)

Deep South (the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery)


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