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Meaning of "ghillie" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GHILLIE

From Scottish Gaelic gille boy.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GHILLIE

ghillie  [ˈɡɪlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GHILLIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ghillie 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 GHILLIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gillie

Ghillie or gillie is a Scots term that refers to a man or a boy who acts as an attendant on a fishing, fly fishing, hunting, or deer stalking expedition, primarily in the Highlands or on a river such as the River Spey. In origin it referred especially to someone who attended on his employer or guests. A ghillie may also serve as a gamekeeper employed by a landowner to prevent poaching on his lands, control unwelcome natural predators such as fox or otter and monitor the health of the wildlife.

Definition of ghillie in the English dictionary

The definition of ghillie in the dictionary is a type of tongueless shoe with lacing up the instep, originally worn by the Scots.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GHILLIE


baggily
ˈbæɡɪlɪ
craggily
ˈkræɡɪlɪ
foggily
ˈfɒɡɪlɪ
fuggily
ˈfʌɡɪlɪ
gillie
ˈɡɪlɪ
gilly
ˈɡɪlɪ
groggily
ˈɡrɒɡɪlɪ
logily
ˈləʊɡɪlɪ
muggily
ˈmʌɡɪlɪ
narghile
ˈnɑːɡɪlɪ
nargileh
ˈnɑːɡɪlɪ
plaguily
ˈpleɪɡɪlɪ
scraggily
ˈskræɡɪlɪ
scungilli
skʌnˈɡɪlɪ
shaggily
ˈʃæɡɪlɪ
soggily
ˈsɒɡɪlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GHILLIE

ghetto blaster
ghetto fabulous
ghettoisation
ghettoise
ghettoization
ghettoize
Ghibelline
Ghibellinism
Ghiberti
ghibli
Ghirlandaio
ghost
ghost car
ghost dance
ghost edition
ghost estate
ghost fishing
ghost gum
ghost image
ghost moth

WORDS THAT END LIKE GHILLIE

Baillie
bearded collie
Border collie
capercaillie
challie
collie
guidwillie
Holy Willie
millie
nellie
nervous Nellie
ollie
pillie
ramillie
rough collie
skollie
sticky willie
taillie
tollie
willie

Synonyms and antonyms of ghillie in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ghillie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GHILLIE

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The translations of ghillie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ghillie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吉利
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ghillie
570 millions of speakers

English

ghillie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Ghillie
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

موقع قراء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ghillie
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ghillie
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ghillie
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ghillie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ghillie
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ghillie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Ghillieの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Ghillie 잘
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ghillie
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ghillie
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ghillie
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झुमके
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ghillie
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ghillie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ghillie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ghillie
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ghillie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ghillie
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ghillie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ghillie
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ghillie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ghillie

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GHILLIE»

The term «ghillie» is regularly used and occupies the 62.287 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GHILLIE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GHILLIE»

Discover the use of ghillie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ghillie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tagines & Couscous: Delicious Recipes for Moroccan One-pot ...
These hearty casseroles are cooked and often served in an elegant, specially-designed cooking vessel, the tagine. In this collection of recipes you will find some of the best-loved classics.
Ghillie Başan, 2010
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The Moon's Our Nearest Neighbour
The Moon's our Nearest Neighbour is a heart-warming, amusing account of a life lived in the picturesque beauty of highland Scotland; of the ferocious weather and the spectacularly starry skies; and, most of all, of the tremendous strength ...
Ghillie Basan, 2013
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Flavors of Morocco
Also appearing throughout the book are essays on: The Olive and the Argan; Islam, Ramadan, and Bread; Dadas and the Traditional Kitchen; Berber Traditions and Tagines; The Art of Making Couscous; The Souks, Spices, and Sensual Flavors; and ...
Ghillie Başan, 2008
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Ghillie Duhb
Belladonna Bordeaux. “You think it's a paranormal.” That made sense to her. How else could the Council know about the movements of others without having a traitor inside? “Any idea who?” “Not yet. I've decided to recall the four other Ghillie ...
Belladonna Bordeaux
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Jam, Jelly and Relish: Simple Preserves, Pickles and Chutney ...
Split into the four seasons, this book encourages you to make the most of fruit and vegetables throughout the year when they are at their best by storing away the bottles and jars for the later months.
Ghillie James, 2011
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Weapons of the U.S. Army Rangers
Their camouflage pattern is designed for jungle, wooded, desert, or arctic environments. The Ghillie suit accessory kit (GSAK) items are packed in a flyer's kit bag and assembled by snipers and long- range surveillance personnel when they ...
Russ Bryant Susan Bryant
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Incomplete Works of an Incomplete Soul
The name was derived from Ghillie; the Gaelic for "servant", in English especially used to refer to those assisting in deer hunting or fly fishing expeditions in the Scottish Highlands. A Ghillie Dhu- Scots "Ghillie Dubh"-Irish, meaning 'Dark ...
Thomas WARD, 2010
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The Cryptopedia: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange & ...
Should the woman escape, she is nevertheless cursed to pine for him and will eventually waste away. If a man meets him on the road, that fellow's luck will turn bad instantly. Ghillie Dhu (also Ghillie Yu) A Scottish tree spirit that, like the green - ...
Jonathan Maberry, David F. Kramer, 2007
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The Complete Tracker: Tracks, Signs, and Habits of North ...
But for virtually disappearing in most types of wooded or grassy terrain, nothing matches the ghillie suit. Named for the Scottish bond servants, or "ghillies," who once patrolled their masters' lands as game wardens, the tattered, indistinct look  ...
Len McDougall, 1997
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Types Of Hunting
To pick off high-ranking commanders and to demoralize opposing armies during WWI, all sides had ghillie suits and shooter tactics. The same design used then is basically mimiced today; suits are made from textiles that hang down and give ...
Moises J. Bogar

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GHILLIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ghillie is used in the context of the following news items.
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Laura Craik's trendwatch: hot spots, string theory and Greek footwear
Step forward (after a delay of 35 minutes while you lace them up) the ghillie, a sandal that can best be described as 'one part gladiator to two ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
2
Darren wins Tam Tod award
... in 2009 in memory of the late gamekeeper and ghillie, Tam Tod, who devoted his life to the countryside, its conservation and country sports. «The Scottish Farmer, Jul 15»
3
Fly-fishing and golf in County Mayo: You're in for good craic
Between the five other anglers spaced out along the pool, the ghillie on the bank and onlookers from Upper Bridge and the promenade, ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Directors' Special: Who, what, where? – Friday Special Article by …
Commercial genre got a new meaning with 'Dhil', 'Dhool' and 'Ghillie'. But 'Kuruvi' and 'Osthe' pulled down Dharani from the A-list. According ... «mykollywood.com, Jul 15»
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Marc Chagall's Wild Designs for Mozart's The Magic Flute Are at the …
“It's called a Ghillie suit,” Voyce explains excitedly about her own over-the-top moment. “In the opera she's supposed to appear in disguise. «Vogue.com, Jul 15»
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Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Naomi Campbell, and More Take In the …
“It's called a Ghillie suit,” Voyce explains excitedly about her own over-the-top moment. “In the opera she's supposed to appear in disguise. «Vogue.com, Jul 15»
7
Catch Report
And as ever, listen to your ghillie! Tight lines. Dynamic Dart Advertisement. Ross Macdonald. Please send any stories, pictures and anecdotes ... «Mearns Leader, Jul 15»
8
Laurieston news from Thursday, July 2
The Brownie Six of the Year was won by the Ghillie-Dhus and was accepted by Katie Smith the Sixer of the Ghillie-Dhus. Guide of the Year was ... «Falkirk Herald, Jun 15»
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Going out with sky fishermen in hope of catching sea parrots
shouted Gunnur, my Faroese ghillie or hunting attendant, pointing towards the sea stacks. Another wave whooshed past again in a flurry of 400 ... «Times of Malta, Jun 15»
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Book review: Lie Of The Land by Michael F Russell
Despite the horrors that slowly, slyly emerge, there are also passages of genuine beauty, as Shewan works with an old ghillie who is dying ... «Scotsman, Jun 15»

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