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GIN (gan, ginned, ginning)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gin mean? 

GIN (noun)
  The noun GIN has 4 senses:

1. strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
2. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
3. a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
4. a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points

  Familiarity information: GIN used as a noun is uncommon.


GIN (verb)
  The verb GIN has 2 senses:

1. separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
2. trap with a snare

  Familiarity information: GIN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GIN (noun)


Sense 1gin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strong liquor flavored with juniper berries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

booze; hard drink; hard liquor; John Barleycorn; liquor; spirits; strong drink (an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented)

Meronyms (substance of "gin"):

juniper berries (berrylike cone of a common juniper; used in making gin)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gin"):

bathtub gin (homemade gin especially that made illegally)

sloe gin (gin flavored with sloes (fruit of the blackthorn))

geneva; Holland gin; Hollands (gin made in the Netherlands)

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

gin and tonic (gin and quinine water)

martini (a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouth)

gin and it (a cocktail made of gin and sweet vermouth)

pink lady (a cocktail made of gin and brandy with lemon juice and grenadine shaken with an egg white and ice)


Sense 2gin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

noose; gin; snare

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

trap (a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned)

Meronyms (parts of "gin"):

slipknot (a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made)


Sense 3gin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cotton gin; gin

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

machine (any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks)


Sense 4gin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gin rummy; knock rummy; gin

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

rum; rummy (a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards)


GIN (verb)


Sense 1gin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "gin" is one way to...):

disunite; divide; part; separate (force, take, or pull apart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2gin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Trap with a snare

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

gin game

Hypernyms (to "gin" is one way to...):

ensnare; entrap; snare; trammel; trap (catch in or as if in a trap)

Domain category:

hunt; hunting (the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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