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There can be little doubt that fishes swimming rapidly do not make respiratory movements at all, but obtain the necessary ventilation of the gills simply by opening the mouth.
August Krogh

Meaning of "gills" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GILLS

gills  [ɡɪlz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GILLS

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gills 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 GILLS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gills

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 gills in the English dictionary

The definition of gills in the dictionary is the wattle of birds such as domestic fowl.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GILLS


after-sales
ˈɑːftəˌseɪlz
Dales
deɪlz
Giles
dʒaɪlz
hills
hɪlz
Mills
mɪlz
piles
paɪlz
pills
pɪlz
sales
seɪlz
Scales
skeɪlz
Smiles
smaɪlz
spoils
spɔɪlz
tails
teɪlz
textiles
ˈtɛkstaɪlz
Wales
weɪlz
Wills
wɪlz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GILLS

gillaroo
giller
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
Gilles de Retz
Gillespie
gillet
gillflirt
gillie
gillies
gilliflower
Gillingham
gillion
gillnet
gillnetter
gillravage
gillravitch
Gillray
gilly
gillyflower
gillyvor

WORDS THAT END LIKE GILLS

as old as the hills
battle of wills
Beverly Hills
Black Hills
Catskills
Cheviot Hills
communication skills
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interpersonal skills
keyboard skills
language skills
management skills
no-frills
people skills
presentation skills
programming skills
Sills
social skills
soft skills
the hills

Synonyms and antonyms of gills in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «gills» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GILLS

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

branquias
570 millions of speakers

English

gills
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गहरे नाले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخياشيم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жабры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

brânquias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তাদের ফুসফুসে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

branchies
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Insang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kiemen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

えら
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아가미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gills
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செவுள்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Gills
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

katmerli çene
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

branchie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrzela
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зябра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

branhii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βράγχια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kiewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gälar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjellene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gills

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GILLS»

The term «gills» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.504 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GILLS» OVER TIME

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

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4 QUOTES WITH «GILLS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gills.
1
Tom Douglas
Another way I like to barbecue king salmon is as a whole fish stuffed, literally to the gills, with sweet onions, sliced lemons, and summer sage.
2
August Krogh
There can be little doubt that fishes swimming rapidly do not make respiratory movements at all, but obtain the necessary ventilation of the gills simply by opening the mouth.
3
Walter Lang
Neither does man have gills for living in a water environment; yet it is not sinful to explore the depths of the oceans in search of food or other blessings.
4
Ryan Stiles
If I were a man with gills, I would be a fish!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILLS»

Discover the use of gills in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gills and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Once We All Had Gills: Growing Up Evolutionist in an ...
In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans are both suspicious of science and hostile ...
Rudolf A. Raff, 2012
2
Gills
A series of reviews of the structure and physiology of the exchange processes occurring across the gills of animals.
D. F. Houlihan, J. C. Rankin, T. J. Shuttleworth, 1982
3
Imaginations: More Than You Think
About the author: James P. Gills, M.D. has earned a reputation as the most experienced cataract surgeon in the world. He is the founder and medical director of the renowned St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
James P. Gills, 2012
4
Fungi Without Gills (Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes): An ...
An identification manual which will be a work-horse for many mycologistscongratualtions to the authors for a book which hopefully will be purchased by many and used regularly.
Martin Beazor Ellis, J.P. Ellis, 1990
5
The Dynamics Of Worship
James P. Gills, MD, gives biblical wisdom about the worship of God in a context that touches and changes the reader's heart. Study questions for groups or individuals are provided after each chapter.
James P. Gills, 2012
6
Love: Fulfilling the Ultimate Quest
LOVE. The Sweetest Word in Any Language.
James P. Gills, 2007
7
God's Prescription For Healing: Five Divine Gifts of Healing
GOD INVITES YOU TO SEEK HEALING.
James P Gills, 2013
8
The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA
In this creative and inventive treatment, authors Thomas E. Woodward and James P. Gills take readers on an exploration of the human epigenome.
Thomas Woodward, James P. Gills, 2011
9
The Unseen Essential: A Story for Our Troubled Times...Part One
The book also examines the process of salvation and how to apply it in every day life. Gills demonstrates a few key principles of the kind of faith I have learned to embrace.
James P. Gills, 2012
10
Rx For Worry: A Thankful Heart
It can seem unstoppable. But there is a cure: being thankful. Many people think of worry as worrying about the future, and thankfulness as being thankful for the past. This book joins the two together.
James P. Gills, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILLS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gills is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Walton Linked With Gills
There's not much substance to these reports but Gillingham, according to HITC, are interested in signing Brighton's highly rated teenager ... «Vitalfootball, Jul 15»
2
Tom Gills battles, but Jordan Spieth wins John Deere Classic
Jordan Spieth poses with the John Deere Classic trophy after winning the tournament by defeating Tom Gillis on the second playoff hole ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
3
Former Reading midfielder Ryan Edwards on trial at Gillingham
Australian midfielder Ryan Edwards is hoping to have caught Gills manager Justin Edinburgh's eye on Saturday. The 21-year-old was released ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
4
Tonbridge Angels 1 Gillingham 2 – match report
Luke Norris put the Gills ahead at the end of the first half but the hosts levelled midway through the second. Egan was the man to fire the Gills ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
5
Dun Karm has gills and can swim
So why not give our great nation gills and let it breathe underwater? Let me first deal with the competition. The idea of national animals ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
6
Watch Gills draw those stadium logos
With the likes of Jack Johnson, Prodigy, and Die Antwoord pumping through his headphones, Gills spent most of his Thursday preparing Field ... «Fraser Coast Chronicle, Jul 15»
7
Tottenham Hotspur foundation college programme graduate …
Gills boss Justin Edinburgh believes “rough diamond” Emmanuel Osadebe could be making an immediate challenge for a first-team place. «Kent Online, Jul 15»
8
Folkestone Invicta 0 Gillingham 3 – match report
Rory Donnelly put the Gills ahead in the first half and Cody McDonald doubled the advantage early in the second. Bradley Dack made it 3-0 to ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
9
Gillingham appoint former player Jason Brown as their new …
The popular former Gills player was due to play for Sutton United this season but informed them he will instead be taking on the coaching job at ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
10
Former Newport County coach Wayne Hatswell joins Justin …
When Edinburgh left his role as manager to join the Gills, he stepped up to assist acting manager Jimmy Dack until the end of the season. «Kent Online, Jul 15»

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