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I've never used chat-up lines; I don't have the gift of the gab.
Ricky Whittle

Meaning of "gab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GAB

Variant of Northern dialect gob mouth, probably from Irish Gaelic gob beak, mouth.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GAB

gab  [ɡæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gab is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gab in English.

WHAT DOES GAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gab

Gab may refer to: ▪ "Gab", an Occitan boasting song of the Middle Ages ▪ Gab, Iran, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran ▪ Gabb Drilon or Gab, American-Filipino actor ▪ Gabri language's language code...

Definition of gab in the English dictionary

The definition of gab in the dictionary is to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter. Other definition of gab is idle or trivial talk.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GAB

PRESENT

Present
I gab
you gab
he/she/it gabs
we gab
you gab
they gab
Present continuous
I am gabbing
you are gabbing
he/she/it is gabbing
we are gabbing
you are gabbing
they are gabbing
Present perfect
I have gabbed
you have gabbed
he/she/it has gabbed
we have gabbed
you have gabbed
they have gabbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been gabbing
you have been gabbing
he/she/it has been gabbing
we have been gabbing
you have been gabbing
they have been gabbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gabbed
you gabbed
he/she/it gabbed
we gabbed
you gabbed
they gabbed
Past continuous
I was gabbing
you were gabbing
he/she/it was gabbing
we were gabbing
you were gabbing
they were gabbing
Past perfect
I had gabbed
you had gabbed
he/she/it had gabbed
we had gabbed
you had gabbed
they had gabbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been gabbing
you had been gabbing
he/she/it had been gabbing
we had been gabbing
you had been gabbing
they had been gabbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gab
you will gab
he/she/it will gab
we will gab
you will gab
they will gab
Future continuous
I will be gabbing
you will be gabbing
he/she/it will be gabbing
we will be gabbing
you will be gabbing
they will be gabbing
Future perfect
I will have gabbed
you will have gabbed
he/she/it will have gabbed
we will have gabbed
you will have gabbed
they will have gabbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gabbing
you will have been gabbing
he/she/it will have been gabbing
we will have been gabbing
you will have been gabbing
they will have been gabbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gab
you would gab
he/she/it would gab
we would gab
you would gab
they would gab
Conditional continuous
I would be gabbing
you would be gabbing
he/she/it would be gabbing
we would be gabbing
you would be gabbing
they would be gabbing
Conditional perfect
I would have gab
you would have gab
he/she/it would have gab
we would have gab
you would have gab
they would have gab
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gabbing
you would have been gabbing
he/she/it would have been gabbing
we would have been gabbing
you would have been gabbing
they would have been gabbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gab
we let´s gab
you gab
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gab
Past participle
gabbed
Present Participle
gabbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GAB

gabapentin
Gabar
gabardine
gabbart
gabbed
gabber
gabbier
gabbiest
gabbiness
gabbing
gabble
gabblement
gabbler
gabbro
gabbroic
gabbroid
gabbroitic
gabby

WORDS THAT END LIKE GAB

Arab
Bab
cab
crab
dab
fab
grab
hijab
jab
jilbab
kab
kebab
lab
nab
Punjab
rehab
sab
slab
stab
tab

Synonyms and antonyms of gab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GAB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gab» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gab

Translation of «gab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GAB

Find out the translation of gab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

瞎扯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gab
570 millions of speakers

English

gab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गपशप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثرثرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трепаться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জল্পনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bagou
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geschwätz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

おしゃべり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

놀았 어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dông dài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

gab
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोंधळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zırvalamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

parlantina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тріпатися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gab
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

gab
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gesnap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gab
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GAB»

The term «gab» is very widely used and occupies the 8.053 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GAB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gab

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QUOTES WITH «GAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gab.
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Ricky Whittle
I've never used chat-up lines; I don't have the gift of the gab.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GAB»

Discover the use of gab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Every Teen Girl's Little Pink Book on Gab
The little pink book on gab takes a humorous, yet serious look on what or who teen girls are talking about. Although most girls have the "gift of gab," this book puts a check on what they are gabbing about.
Cathy Bartel, 2006
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Gift of the Gab
If you loved Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak you won't want to miss Gift of the Gab. This is the final dramatic story about Rowena, the girl who can't speak, and her dad. Like all of Morris Gleitzman's books, it will leave you speechless!
Morris Gleitzman, 1999
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Careers for Talkative Types and Others with the Gift of Gab
. "Careers for Talkative Types And Others with the Gift of Gab" provides all the information you need to get started on landing the job of your dreams, including inside information on everyday routines of selected jobs, working conditions ...
Marjorie Eberts, Margaret Gisler, 2006
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Physical Properties of Foods
Note that when K is 1, the GAB model becomes the BET equation. The BET model had been commonly used in water sorption of foods although it has limited range of water activity (0.05–0.45). In more recent years, the GAB sorption isotherm ...
Serpil Sahin, Servet Gülüm Sumnu, 2007
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King Gab's story bag, by Heraclitus Grey
KING GAB AND HIS BAG. It was in the old days, before the new days had come, or had even been thought of, that King Gab lived. But he was not born a king, with a crown on his head. He was born very poor, with nothing in the world but a ...
Charles Marshall (novelist.), 1869
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T is for Talking -- The Gab of the Gifted
Lee Tennenbaum. The Gab of the Gif'red Designed by Michael P. Schnall T is for Talking Lee S. Tennenbaum The Gab of. Front Cover.
Lee Tennenbaum
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Food Properties Handbook, Second Edition
The whole range of isotherms up to water activity of 0.9 could be predicted using GAB. The GAB model was found most accurate up to water activity 0.9. It is now well accepted that GAB is one of the most accurate models for predicting the ...
M. Shafiur Rahman, 2008
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Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory
To see if this is the case for the two-locus model, we now use equation 2.1 to calculate the gamete frequency of the AB gamete using the weights implied by the arrows in Figure 2.4 going from adults to gametes: gAB = 1 · g2AB + 12( 2gABgAb) ...
Alan R. Templeton, 2006
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Neritic Carbonate Sediments in a Temperate Realm: Southern ...
Sample # Depth (m) Latitude Longitude Facies GAB 031 90.5 33°02.58' 128° 28.71' C 1 Bryozoan sand & gravel GAB 032 54.5 32°40.05' 128°28.90' C2 Skeletal sand & gravel GAB 033 87 32°59.65' 128°00.39' C5 Articulated coralline and ...
Noel P. James, Yvonne Bone, 2010
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Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication: 5th ...
The rest of the paper is organized as follows: in Section 2 we define the GAB procedure. In Section 3, we define the GAB based Haar feature selection and strong classifier construction. In Section 4, we show we can the use of previous ...
Takeo Kanade, Anil Jain, Nalini K. Ratha, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Little evidence suggests GAB out to get GOP
Moreover, GOP leaders are ignoring key facts about the GAB as they try to weaken if not disband the independent and nonpartisan watchdog ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
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GAB: Local TEDx youth event searches for speakers
#At the July 7 Board of Commissioners meeting, Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman, officially proclaimed July ... «Gwinnettdailypost.com, Jul 15»
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MGG 561: Cool Stuff Found - Mac Geek Gab Podcast
Cool Stuff Found is on deck today, folks! Fast-paced runthrough of all the great stuff that both you and your two favorite geeks have found over ... «The Mac Observer, Jul 15»
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Wall Street Journal op-ed fuels GOP attack on GAB director
"We have completely lost confidence that the GAB can be trusted to operate in a non-partisan manner for the citizens of the state of Wisconsin ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
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XPOTUSES in Paradise: Bill and George Gab About Old Times
“Come on now, George, admit it: I killed more Iraqi civilians than you ever did, with my sanctions. Don't you remember my Madeline Albright ... «Empire Burlesque, Jul 15»
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Wisconsin's Friend at the IRS
Kevin Kennedy runs the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) that helped prosecutors with their secret John Doe investigation of ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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GAB donates $10000 to community foundation
TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation was awarded $10,000 from German American Bank July 7, during a ceremony at the ... «Perrycountynews, Jul 15»
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Cop the Free '#LOVETHEHILL' Mixtape and New Music From Gifted …
Gifted Gab's brand new track, “Lady of Leisure," proves her versatility;slipping between understated and aggressive rapping, even singing at ... «Seattle Weekly, Jul 15»
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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Has Right Finger Amputated
... fumbles over his five seasons. Enjoyed this post? Subscribe to Giants Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us! «Giants Gab, Jul 15»
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GAB Sports, SKF secure berth for D-League semis
After a 102-77 upset in the elimination round of three-time tournament champion AA Electrical, GAB Sports continued its stunning performance ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gab [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gab>. Jul 2020 ».
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