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A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig, will blame everything but themselves. They'll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong, it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere.
Allan Carr

Meaning of "gig" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIG

(Flighty girl, spinning top): perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish gig top, Norwegian giga to shake about.
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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 GIG

gig  [ɡɪɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gig 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 gig in English.

WHAT DOES GIG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of gig in the English dictionary

The first definition of gig in the dictionary is a light two-wheeled one-horse carriage without a hood. Other definition of gig is a light tender for a vessel, often for the personal use of the captain. Gig is also a long light rowing boat, used esp for racing.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIG

PRESENT

Present
I gig
you gig
he/she/it gigs
we gig
you gig
they gig
Present continuous
I am giging
you are giging
he/she/it is giging
we are giging
you are giging
they are giging
Present perfect
I have giged
you have giged
he/she/it has giged
we have giged
you have giged
they have giged
Present perfect continuous
I have been giging
you have been giging
he/she/it has been giging
we have been giging
you have been giging
they have been giging
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 giged
you giged
he/she/it giged
we giged
you giged
they giged
Past continuous
I was giging
you were giging
he/she/it was giging
we were giging
you were giging
they were giging
Past perfect
I had giged
you had giged
he/she/it had giged
we had giged
you had giged
they had giged
Past perfect continuous
I had been giging
you had been giging
he/she/it had been giging
we had been giging
you had been giging
they had been giging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gig
we let´s gig
you gig
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gig
Past participle
giged
Present Participle
giging
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 GIG

gig-lamps
gigabit
gigabyte
gigaflop
gigahertz
gigantean
gigantesque
gigantic
gigantically
giganticide
giganticness
gigantism
gigantology
gigantomachia
gigantomachies
gigantomachy
gigaton
gigawatt
gigged

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIG

big
Braunschweig
brig
cig
craig
dig
fig
guinea pig
jig
Leipzig
lig
Mr Big
pig
rig
Schleswig
tig
trig
twig
vig
wig

Synonyms and antonyms of gig in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIG»

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

Translation of «gig» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIG

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

Translator English - Chinese

现场演出
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

concierto
570 millions of speakers

English

gig
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टमटम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أزعج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

концерт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

show
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোঁচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

concert
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertunjukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ライブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

라이브 공연
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gig
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biểu diễn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुचाकी घोडागाडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spettacolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

koncert
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

концерт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gig
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

gig
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spelning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gig

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIG»

The term «gig» is very widely used and occupies the 10.507 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIG» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gig» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gig» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «GIG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gig.
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Jason Aldean
The worst gig story I have is from a club in Alabama that I think is still up and running, so I won't name the name of the club. We got hired in there to play, and the owner was pretty annoying. He kept coming up to me during the show and asking me to play 'Purple Rain.'
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Lauren Ambrose
We played one warm-up gig at this bar that was kinda like that bar in 'The Blues Brothers' with the chicken wire. This place called The Brick House, in Housatonic. I really can't believe we're going to play for people in New York City. I'm terrified, but it's a small enough room. But it's really just supposed to be for the fun of it.
3
Rick Astley
I come away from a gig thinking, 'Yeah, I'm worth something.' I can still do it and entertain people, and that's worth it.
4
Chris Bailey
For a time that you couldn't get a gig if you didn't look a certain way.
5
Crystal Bowersox
I knew from the time I was 6 or 7 that music was something I had to do. Growing up, my parents did everything they knew how to do to support me. My dad was always kinda my roadie; he drove me from gig to gig. But I got my own gigs. I was this 12-year-old kid, shuffling business cards, calling people, telling them I wanted to play.
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Crystal Bowersox
Growing up, my parents did everything they knew how to do to support me. My dad was always kinda my roadie; he drove me from gig to gig. But I got my own gigs. I was this 12-year-old kid, shuffling business cards, calling people, telling them I wanted to play.
7
Ralph Brown
When they offered me 'Wayne's World 2,' they said: 'We were going to give this to another actor, then we thought we'd see you'. I just thought: 'Surely you always had me in mind for that just in the way that it's written?', but they never admitted it. It was a wonderful gig to do. Really special.
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Allan Carr
A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig, will blame everything but themselves. They'll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong, it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere.
9
Allan Carr
I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren't laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof.
10
Jimmy Carr
After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny's words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIG»

Discover the use of gig in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gig and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs
. . Ordinary people discuss their jobs with extraordinary candor.” -- US Weekly “In the age of advanced spin, this book accomplishes a very rare thing. It actually lets workers speak for themselves. . .
John Bowe, Marisa Bowe, 2009
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Fingerstyle Guitar Gig Book
This collection of 146 fingerstyle transcriptions and arrangements covers a wide variety of styles including dozens of popular and jazz standards as well as blues and country songs, sea chanteys, folk ballads, sacred, gospel and Christmas ...
Bill Piburn, 2010
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Gig Posters
Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation--so for your viewing pleasure, here's one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of GigPosters.com, the Internet's premier destination for concert ...
Clay Hayes, 2011
4
One Week Gig
Three beautiful women tarry in the hall of his desire, waiting for his decision. Desperate measures rise as the sole option, in the quest for a One Week Gig.
Rufus Curry, Barbara Schugt, 2012
5
Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist
Gig is a warm, vivid, wonderful book about music, poetry, family and... and always... the North.
Simon Armitage, 2008
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Booking a First Gig
Describes the steps involved in a putting on a public performance by a new musical group, including finding an opportunity, preparing for the event, and doing a show professionally.
A. R. Schaefer, 2003
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Gig
Tells the story of Roy Ambrose, a nighclub piano player, and the people who frequent the piano bar in the Seacliff restaurant
James D. Houston, 1988
8
Gig Savers: Rhythm Guitar Cheat Sheet
Accompaniment patterns for a wide variety of styles are presented in this informative book.
Corey Christiansen, 2011
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The Gigging Musician: How to Get, Play, and Keep the Gig
(Book). Packed with proven solutions developed from real-life experiences, this book by Gig columnist Billy Mitchell analyzes both the business and creative challenges of successful gigging.
Billy Mitchell, 2001
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The Gig, It's a Girl Thing
This book takes you on a journey of self-discovery that will help you realize the incredible potential within you, as the remarkable woman you were created to be.
Kuri, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gig is used in the context of the following news items.
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Leith bar Sofi's cancels gig over noise complaints
Sofi's on Henderson Street had been set to host an Absolut Piano night on July 18 featuring live acts, but the gig was cancelled. The axing of ... «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»
2
7 ways to succeed in the gig economy
You're a superstar of the new economy – the gig economy. This may sound like an awful way to earn a living, but more and more people are ... «Asbury Park Press, Jul 15»
3
Alpine's fresh tunes and goofy chemistry make for a great gig
Entertainment. smh.com.au; Web; Entertainment. Alpine's fresh tunes and goofy chemistry make for a great gig. Music. Date: July 12, 2015. (1); Read later ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
Aussie Comedians Score Top Foxtel Hosting Gig
Hooper, who has appeared on a number of Aussie TV shows such as Good News Week and The Sideshow said the new gig was special for ... «theMusic, Jul 15»
5
Rising Economic Insecurity Tied to Decades-Long Trend in …
... independent contractor — it highlighted the divided feelings many Americans have about what is increasingly being called the “gig economy. «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Foo Fighters Abandon Gig Due To Storm
The Foo Fighters Had To Abandon A Gig In Canada On Saturday Night (11jul15) After Just 20 Minutes When A Storm Hit The Area. Dave Grohl ... «Contactmusic.com, Jul 15»
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Finlaey Quaye thrown off stage in Woodchester amid bizarre gig that …
Finlay Quaye and his band were dramatically told to get off the stage at their sell-out performance at Woodchester's Convent on Friday. Quaye ... «Gloucester Citizen, Jul 15»
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Ed Sheeran: Ticket-holders denied chance to attend gig after …
Lynn Dudley, from Eastbourne, told The Independent a friend of her daughter had booked five tickets for the Saturday night gig last November ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
9
Gig Review: Ed Sheeran takes on a 90000 strong crowd as the …
For anyone who questioned how on earth a solo singer/songwriter was going to be able to entertain a 90,000 strong audience for three whole ... «Sugarscape, Jul 15»
10
Summer musical a fave gig for director Naomi Rose-Mock
An explosion of energy, director Naomi Rose-Mock talks a mile a minute about theater's ability to draw her out of her shell. A formerly shy child, ... «Tallahassee.com, Jul 15»

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