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A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.
Roy Blount, Jr.

Meaning of "gin" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIN

Shortened from Dutch genever juniper, via Old French from Latin jūniperusjuniper.
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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 GIN

gin  [dʒɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gin 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 GIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Gin

Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries. From its earliest origins in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved over the course of a millennium from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin was developed on the basis of the older Jenever, and became widely popular in Great Britain when William of Orange, leader of the Dutch Republic, occupied the British throne with his wife Mary. Today, the gin category is one of the most popular and widely distributed range of spirits, and is represented by products of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles that all revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.

Definition of gin in the English dictionary

The first definition of gin in the dictionary is an alcoholic drink obtained by distillation and rectification of the grain of malted barley, rye, or maize, flavoured with juniper berries. Other definition of gin is any of various grain spirits flavoured with other fruit or aromatic essences. Gin is also an alcoholic drink made from any rectified spirit.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIN


algin
ˈældʒɪn
cyanogen
saɪˈænədʒɪn
djinn
dʒɪn
engine
ˈɛndʒɪn
gaijin
ɡaɪˈdʒɪn
imagine
ɪˈmædʒɪn
jinn
dʒɪn
margin
ˈmɑːdʒɪn
origin
ˈɒrɪdʒɪn
pidgin
ˈpɪdʒɪn
pigeon
ˈpɪdʒɪn
Pugin
ˈpjuːdʒɪn
reimagine
ˌriːɪˈmædʒɪn
Tianjin
ˈtjɛnˈdʒɪn
virgin
ˈvɜːdʒɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIN

gimpy
gin mill
gin palace
gin rickey
gin rummy
gin sling
ging
gingal
ginge
gingelli
gingelly
ginger
ginger ale
ginger beer
ginger cake
ginger group
ginger nut
ginger pop
ginger snap
ginger up

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIN

admin
again
all in
all-in
at home in
Austin
Bahrain
begin
berlin
bin
brain
Britain
built-in
captain
certain
chain
contain
din
in
in the main

Synonyms and antonyms of gin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIN

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

Translator English - Chinese

杜松子酒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ginebra
570 millions of speakers

English

gin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

джин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gim
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rượu gin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gin
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dżin
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

джин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τζιν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jenewer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gin

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIN»

The term «gin» is very widely used and occupies the 9.986 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIN» OVER TIME

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

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5 QUOTES WITH «GIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gin.
1
Roy Blount, Jr.
A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.
2
Bernard DeVoto
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.
3
Phyllis Diller
The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron.
4
Irma S. Rombauer
Most cocktails containing liquor are made today with gin and ingenuity. In brief, take an ample supply of the former and use your imagination. For the benefit of a minority, it is courteous to serve chilled fruit juice in addition to cocktails made with liquor.
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Denis Thatcher
I don't know what reception I'm at, but for God's sake give me a gin and tonic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIN»

Discover the use of gin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gin: A Global History
In this book, Lesley Jacobs Solmonson journeys into gin’s past, revealing that this spirit has played the role of both hero and villain throughout history.
Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, 2012
2
Gin: The Much-lamented Death of Madam Geneva
Brilliantly researched, with far-reaching implications for the drug wars of our time, this is a fast-paced chronicle of the making, selling, and regulating of a powerful drug, and of its disastrous effects on ordinary people. Book jacket.
Patrick Dillon, 2004
3
Gin Rummy: How to Play and Win
Basic rules and scoring systems, customs, methods of play. For the experienced player, Fry discusses odds, percentage play, discarding, forcing a draw, "advertising," taking cards "on spec," and much more.
Samuel Fry, 1978
4
Inventing the Cotton Gin: Machine and Myth in Antebellum America
Angela Lakwete revisits the myths evoked by Eli Whitney's cottin gin and discovers that gins existe for centuries before his 1794 invention.
Angela Lakwete, 2005
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Sister Gin: A Novel
A "tour de force" about lesbianism and alcoholism, fat and feminism, rape and race, falling love with your lover's mother's girlfriend, and in undermines our comfortable assumptions about age, sexuality, relationships, and politics.
June Arnold, 1989
6
Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and ...
Jesus and Gin is a rollicking tour of the roaring twenties and the barn- burning preachers who led the temperance movement—the anti-abortion crusade of the Jazz Age.
Barry Hankins, 2010
7
The Gin Lovers
Living with her controlling husband in 1920s New York, socialite Charlotte Delacorte's life changes when her sister-in-law Mae takes up residence with the couple and introduces Charlotte to the flapper revolution.
Jamie Brenner, 2013
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The Gin Game: A Tragi-comedy in Two Acts
A tragic-comedy in two acts.
D. L. Coburn, 1977
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Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the ...
Here are the social and literary triumphs (Parker's Round Table witticisms appeared almost daily in the newspapers and Ferber and Millay won Pulitzer Prizes) and inevitably the penances each paid: crumbled love affairs, abortions, ...
Marion Meade, 2009
10
The Gin & Chowder Club
Taking place during a summer on Cape Cod, Noelle and Nate's marriage is threatened when Noelle is drawn into a secret affair with another man.
Nan Parson Rossiter, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gin is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wooden gin distillery created from run down hen house wins Shed …
Walter Micklethwait, 36, used recycled parts from an old dismantled railway station to build the winning shack in his farmyard over two years ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Camp Burnt Gin offers summer fun, empowerment for kids battling …
Camp Burnt Gin Director Marie Aimone's description of one memorable moment this summer sums up the reason for the camp's existence. «ColaDaily.com, Jul 15»
3
What to drink in Austin right now: Two local spirits put a new spin on …
Gin starts life as a wallflower. In the beginning, it is nothing more than colorless, odorless, flavorless liquor, sort of like vodka. Then it is distilled ... «CultureMap Austin, Jul 15»
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Cocktail of the Week: Slushie Gin & Tonic
This gin and tonic has been upgraded in all the right ways. The peppery flavor of the Bombay Sapphire East compliments the sweetness of the ... «Las Vegas Sun, Jul 15»
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Conversations with Gin for Sunday, July 12
H ave you ever noticed when it is the most inconvenient time, stuff starts to happen? I'm in Palmer, Alaska right now writing to you. I woke up ... «Brazosport Facts, Jul 15»
6
8 gin cocktail recipes for your summer garden party or BBQ
You could stick to classic gin and tonics and, if you do so, why not try prettying them up with big twists of pink grapefruit peel and juniper berries ... «Metro, Jul 15»
7
Artisanal producers take on gin, a blue-blooded British spirit
THE ENGLISH ARTIST William Hogarth created his iconic image "Gin Lane" in 1751, depicting an epidemic of drunkenness then sweeping ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
8
Bastille Day Calls for French Gin and Blood-Red Cherries
In “Monsieur Capet,” Citadelle gin, crème de violette, and a blood-red brandied cherry combine to represent the French flag. So dust off your ... «Vanity Fair, Jul 15»
9
Marina O'Loughlin's food feed: ant-infused gin and sad sarnies
“and the world's first gin tailor, The Cambridge Distillery”. Yours for £210. But you do get a free 50ml bottle of pure wood ant distillate, so that's ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Lou Bustamante's 5 picks for top gin joints
You would think that gin, a spirit anchored and defined by a single botanical — juniper berries — would limit everything except boredom in a ... «SFGate, Jul 15»

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