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I'm a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It's crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening.
Amanda Peet

Meaning of "gallows" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GALLOWS

From Old Norse galgi, replacing Old English gealga; related to Old High German galgo.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GALLOWS

gallows  [ˈɡæləʊz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GALLOWS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gallows is 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.

WHAT DOES GALLOWS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gallows

Gallows

A gallows is a frame, typically wooden, used for execution by hanging, or as a means of torture before execution, as was used when being hanged, drawn and quartered. The gallows took its form from the Roman Furca when Constantine the Great abolished crucifixion.

Definition of gallows in the English dictionary

The definition of gallows in the dictionary is a wooden structure usually consisting of two upright posts with a crossbeam from which a rope is suspended, used for hanging criminals. Other definition of gallows is any timber structure resembling this, such as a frame for hoisting up the bodies of slaughtered cattle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GALLOWS


Allhallows
ˌɔːlˈhæləʊz
aloes
ˈæləʊz
alpha-cellulose
ˌælfəˈsɛljʊˌləʊz
amylose
ˈæmɪˌləʊz
bellows
ˈbɛləʊz
callose
ˈkæləʊz
cellulose
ˈsɛljʊˌləʊz
chloralose
ˈklɔːrələʊz
disclose
dɪsˈkləʊz
eclose
ɪˈkləʊz
enclose
ɪnˈkləʊz
foreclose
fɔːˈkləʊz
hemicellulose
ˌhɛmɪˈsɛljʊˌləʊz
lignaloes
laɪˈnæləʊz
pilose
ˈpaɪləʊz
scapegallows
ˈskeɪpˌɡæləʊz
shallows
ˈʃæləʊz
upclose
ʌpˈkləʊz
xylose
ˈzaɪləʊz
yellows
ˈjɛləʊz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GALLOWS

gallon
gallonage
galloon
gallooned
galloot
gallop
gallopade
galloper
galloping
galloping inflation
gallous
Gallovidian
gallow
gallow tree
Galloway
gallowglass
gallows bird
gallows humour
gallows tree
gallowsness

WORDS THAT END LIKE GALLOWS

All Hallows
arrows
come to blows
don´t knows
flyblows
French windows
how the wind blows
Independent Order of Oddfellows
marriage vows
narrows
pair of bellows
Rainbows
sorrows
stone the crows
take vows
the gallows
to take vows
vows
wedding vows
windows

Synonyms and antonyms of gallows in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GALLOWS»

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

Translation of «gallows» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GALLOWS

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

Translator English - Chinese

绞刑架
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

horca
570 millions of speakers

English

gallows
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फांसी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حبل المشنقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

виселица
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

forca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফাঁসিকাঠ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

potence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gantung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Galgen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絞首台
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

교수대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyenyet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thắt cổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூக்கு மேடைக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फाशीची शिक्षा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

darağacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

forca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szubienica
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шибениця
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spânzurătoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγχόνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

galg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

galge
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

galge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gallows

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GALLOWS»

The term «gallows» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.427 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GALLOWS» OVER TIME

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

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4 QUOTES WITH «GALLOWS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gallows.
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Nellie Bly
They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!
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Paul Eldridge
If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.
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Daniel J. Goor
One thing I would say is real cops have real gallows senses of humor and make incredibly funny and inappropriate jokes in the presence of dead people all the time.
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Amanda Peet
I'm a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It's crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GALLOWS»

Discover the use of gallows in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gallows and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass ...
This book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements and interest groups within the constraints of larger institutional structures and historical developments that distinguish the United States from other ...
Marie Gottschalk, 2006
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Reflections on the Way to the Gallows: Rebel Women in Prewar ...
In this book, for the first time, we can hear the startling, moving voices of adventurous and rebellious Japanese women as they eloquently challenged the social repression of prewar Japan.
Mikiso Hane, 1988
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Gallows Hill
Now Sarah must confront a community that not only mistrusts her, but also fears her strange powers. Gallows Hill is a spine-chilling thriller based on the story of the Salem witch trials.
Lois Duncan, 2012
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Gallows
When the abused wife of a brutal — but popular — man finally kills him, his friends in town want to try her for murder.
Robert J. Randisi, 2013
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The Gallows Curse
As the terrors that soon begin to plague Elena's sleep grow darker, in desperation she visits the cunning woman, who has been waiting for just such an opportunity to fulfil an ancient curse conjured at the gallows.
Karen Maitland, 2011
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Gallows Thief
1820s Britain: after the wars with France, when unemployment was high and soldiers could be paid off, when the government was desperately afraid of social unrest, any crime was drastically punished and thousands were hung.
Bernard Cornwell, 2010
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Walk Towards the Gallows: The Tragedy of Hilda Blake, Hanged ...
This remarkable book - part mystery, part historical detective story - uncovers Hilda Blake's life, from her origins in Norfolk, England, to her tragic death.
Tom Mitchell, Reinhold Kramer, 2004
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Gamekeeper's Gallows (Inspector Thomas Brunt 2) (Bello)
This is an historical crime mystery set in the High Peak district of Derbyshire in the 1870s.
John Buxton Hilton, 2012
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Gallows View
Peter Robinson. the way he looks at me, as if he knows. And worse, it's as if he's thinking about what to do with what he knows. Do you know what I mean? I feel like he's seen allof me, all of us.” “Don't worry about it,” Graham said, sitting down  ...
Peter Robinson, 2013
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The Gallows in the Greenwood
Everyone knows the Robin Hood legend, but for this retelling, Phyllis Ann Karr has found a historical precedent to create a female Sheriff of Nottingham and suddenly the whole myth explodes, taking on new meanings that resonate deep within ...
Phyllis Ann Karr, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GALLOWS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gallows is used in the context of the following news items.
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Despite Same Stale Producer, 'The Gallows' a Refreshing Horror …
So when I first heard about the new horror film “The Gallows” from no-name filmmakers and the same Jason Blum machine, I couldn't help but ... «HollywoodChicago.com, Jul 15»
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Review: The Gallows wastes an intriguing premise for standard …
The Gallows is a found footage horror movie, akin to The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, or any of the countless pretenders to the ... «Oregon Daily Emerald, Jul 15»
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'The Gallows': Teen horror that hangs on jumpy
The movie, also titled The Gallows, is the latest attempt at a found-footage horror movie, boasting a premise that surely entices teens and ... «Jakarta Post, Jul 15»
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'Minions' Is No. 2 Top Animated Opener – Box Office Sunday
The Gallows, the Warner Bros. horror film from Blumhouse/360 should end up near $10M for the weekend while the other newcomer — Focus ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
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“Minions” Dominates Friday Box Office; “The Gallows” Starts …
"Minions" outperforms the two "Despicable Me" films and dominates the Friday box office. "The Gallows" starts modestly. "Self/Less" starts ... «HeadlinePlanet.com, Jul 15»
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Review: Horror hangs in 'Gallows' balance
Horror movies are great for teaching important things to dumb high school kids. The main lessons in The Gallows: Don't bug the long-dead ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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'Minions' On Course For $100M+, 'Gallows' And 'Self/Less' Yawners …
It looks like the gallows for Focus Features' sci-fi drama Self/Less, which is dangling in early matinees showing that a similar demo is opting for ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
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Review Revue: 'Minions,' 'Self/less,' and 'The Gallows'
This week at the multiplex, we've got an army of little flunkies (“Minions,” featuring voice performances by Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm), ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Minions,' 'The Gallows' and …
Minions, high schoolers and immortals are heading to theaters this weekend with the releases of Minions, The Gallows and Self/less. «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
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Are “Minions” despicable? “The Gallows” worth hanging around for …
KANSAS CITY, Mo — Looks like it's time to hit the theater! Check out what FOX 4 film critics Shawn and Russ had to say about “Minions,” ... «fox4kc.com, Jul 15»

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