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JIG (jigged, jigging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jig mean? 

JIG (noun)
  The noun JIG has 4 senses:

1. music in three-four time for dancing a jig
2. a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water
3. a device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it
4. any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

  Familiarity information: JIG used as a noun is uncommon.


JIG (verb)
  The verb JIG has 1 sense:

1. dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

  Familiarity information: JIG used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JIG (noun)


Sense 1jig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Music in three-four time for dancing a jig

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

gigue; jig

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

ballroom music; dance music; danceroom music (a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing)


Sense 2jig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

fish lure; fisherman's lure ((angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers)


Sense 3jig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)


Sense 4jig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

folk dance; folk dancing (a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts))


JIG (verb)


Sense 1jig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

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

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue jig


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