Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Download the app
educalingo
Search

Meaning of "gill" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GILL

Of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish gäl, Danish gjælle, Greek khelunē lip.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF GILL

gill  [ɡɪl] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GILL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gill 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 gill in English.

WHAT DOES GILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gill

Gill

A gill is a respiratory organ found in many aquatic organisms that extracts dissolved oxygen from water and excretes carbon dioxide. The gills of some species, such as hermit crabs, have adapted to allow respiration on land provided they are kept moist. The microscopic structure of a gill presents a large surface area to the external environment. Many microscopic aquatic animals, and some larger but inactive ones, can absorb adequate oxygen through the entire surface of their bodies, and so can respire adequately without a gill. However, more complex or more active aquatic organisms usually require a gill or gills. Gills usually consist of thin filaments of tissue, branches, or slender, tufted processes that have a highly folded surface to increase surface area. A high surface area is crucial to the gas exchange of aquatic organisms, as water contains only a small fraction of the dissolved oxygen that air does. A cubic meter of air contains about 250 grams of oxygen at STP. The concentration of oxygen in water is lower than air and it diffuses more slowly. In fresh water, the dissolved oxygen content is approximately 8 cm3/L compared to that of air which is 210 cm3/L.

Definition of gill in the English dictionary

The first definition of gill in the dictionary is the respiratory organ in many aquatic animals, consisting of a membrane or outgrowth well supplied with blood vessels. External gills occur in tadpoles, some molluscs, etc; internal gills, within gill slits, occur in most fishes related adjective branchial. Other definition of gill is any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the undersurface of the cap of a mushroom. Gill is also to catch or to be caught in a gill net.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GILL

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gill
we let´s gill
you gill
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gill
Past participle
gilled
Present Participle
gilling
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 GILL

gilgie
gill fungus
gill net
gill pouch
gill slit
gill-less
gill-like
Gillard
gillaroo
giller
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
Gilles de Retz
Gillespie
gillet
gillflirt
gillie
gillies
gilliflower
Gillingham
gillion

WORDS THAT END LIKE GILL

back and fill
bill
fill
fit the bill
free-will
grill
hill
ill
kill
mill
over the hill
run of the mill
run-of-the-mill
skill
still
till
vill
what you will
will
with a will

Synonyms and antonyms of gill in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gill» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF GILL

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enmalle
570 millions of speakers

English

gill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخيشومية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жаберных
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Gill
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফুলকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lamelle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Insang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kieme
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

えら
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아가미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gill
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mang cá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செவுள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

solungaç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

branchia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gill
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зябрових
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gill
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απλάδια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Gill
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gill
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gill
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gill

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GILL»

The term «gill» is very widely used and occupies the 11.978 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
95
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «gill» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of gill
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «gill».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GILL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gill» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gill» 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 gill

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILL»

Discover the use of gill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gender and the Media
This is a book that will be of particular interest to students and scholars in gender and media studies, as well as those in sociology and cultural studies more generally.
Rosalind Gill, 2007
2
Woodcut
Woodcut will appeal to anybody who appreciates the grandeur and mystery of trees, as well as those who work with wood and marvel at the rich history embedded in its growth.
Bryan Nash Gill, 2012
3
Ornithology
Ornithology is the classic text for the undergraduate ornithology course, long admired for its biological/evolutionary approach to bird science.
Frank B. Gill, 2007
4
Theory and Practice of Leadership
Throughout the book, Roger Gill uses illustrative examples and cases, drawn from research and practice in the UK, mainland Europe, and the USA as well as Asia and elsewhere, enabling students to better relate the theories to real cases and ...
Roger Gill, 2006
5
The Adventures of Darby O'Gill and Other Tales of ...
These stories, filled with humor and adventure, bring Irish fairy mythology to life, as Darby and other characters meet fairies, leprechauns, ghosts, a banshee, and other supernatural creatures.
Herminie Templeton Kavanagh, 2009
6
Beyond the Great Divide: Single Sex Or Coeducation?
Author and educator Judy Gill addresses the ongoing debate between coeducation or single sex schooling.
Judith Gill, 2004
7
An Essay on Typography
This is one of a number of pivotal works by creative thinkers like John Berger and Susan Sontag whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision for ever.
Eric Gill, 2013
8
Research Methods for Managers
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The highly-anticipated Fourth Edition of this bestselling text still succeeds in providing a step-by-step guide to implementing particular methodologies, while simultaneously ...
John Gill, Phil Johnson, 2010
9
Atmosphere: Ocean Dynamics
A systematic, unifying approach to the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere is given in this book, with emphasis on the larger-scale motions (from a few kilometers to global scale).
Adrian E. Gill, 1982
10
Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach, ...
The first edition of Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach helped pave the way for Bayesian approaches to become more prominent in social science methodology.
Jeff Gill, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gill is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Gill hits top form with American medal haul
Gill, from Stockton Heath, moved through the ranks from firefighter to station manager and served with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service for ... «Warrington Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Pic of the Week: The Concert, by Gill Williamson
Pic of the Week: The Concert, by Gill Williamson. editorial image. 15:00 Sunday 12 July 2015. 0. Have your say ... «Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra, Jul 15»
3
Israeli-Canadian woman returns from fighting with Kurds in Syria
Gill Rosenberg, an Israeli-Canadian who fought with the Kurds in Syria and Iraq, after returning to Israel on July 12, 2015. (screen capture: Ynet) ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
4
Vince Gill Praises Diversity Of Country Music
Vince Gill recently stopped by the 2015 Summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in Nashville on Wednesday, July 8. «RTT News, Jul 15»
5
Vipul Roy and Annie Gill are the new cops in Shapath
Annie Gill, better known as Rano in Anamika, has also been finalised to join the cast. For those in the dark, Aman Verma (the original male ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
6
James Gill: Supreme dumbness at state's high court
State Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes has never made any secret of his views on issues about which he is ethically obliged to keep his trap ... «The New Orleans Advocate, Jul 15»
7
Marianne Gill-Volker
Verona – Marianne Gill-Volker age 72 of Verona died on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in a Madison Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1943 in ... «Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3, Jul 15»
8
Sadler storms to Halton Gill victory
RICHARD Sadler blew out any chance of a last section cliffhanger result in the Bradford and DMC Allan Jefferies Trophy Trial at Halton Gill on Sunday afternoon ... «Darlington and Stockton Times, Jul 15»
9
David Gill to attend FIFA's extraordinary Executive Committee meeting
Blatter announced last month that he intends to leave his position, and Gill will be part of the election decision-making process at FIFA ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
10
Volunteer Gill up for national award
Gill Kendrick is one of two people in the country to be shortlisted for the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Charity Retail Association. «Ripley Today, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Gill [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gill>. Mar 2021 ».
Download the educalingo app
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z