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I really enjoy making dinner for my kids and my husband - chopping ginger and marinating the tofu.
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Meaning of "ginger" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GINGER

From Old French gingivre, from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zinziberi, from Greek zingiberis, probably from Sanskrit śr̄ngaveram, from śr̄nga- horn + vera- body, referring to its shape.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GINGER

ginger  [ˈdʒɪndʒə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GINGER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ginger 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 ginger in English.

WHAT DOES GINGER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ginger

Ginger

Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It lends its name to its genus and family. Other notable members of this plant family are turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The distantly related dicots in the Asarum genus have the common name wild ginger because of their similar taste. Ginger is indigenous to southern China, from whence it is spread to the Spice Islands and other parts of Asia, and subsequently to West Africa and to the Caribbean.

Definition of ginger in the English dictionary

The first definition of ginger in the dictionary is the underground stem of this plant, which is used fresh or powdered as a flavouring or crystallized as a sweetmeat. Other definition of ginger is any of certain related plants. Ginger is also a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown colour.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GINGER

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ginger
we let´s ginger
you ginger
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ginger
Past participle
gingered
Present Participle
gingering
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 RHYME WITH GINGER


arranger
əˈreɪndʒə
challenger
ˈtʃælɪndʒə
changer
ˈtʃeɪndʒə
danger
ˈdeɪndʒə
dog-in-the-manger
ˌdɒɡɪnðəˈmeɪndʒə
endanger
ɪnˈdeɪndʒə
exchanger
ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒə
Grainger
ˈɡreɪndʒə
granger
ˈɡreɪndʒə
harbinger
ˈhɑːbɪndʒə
hydrangea
haɪˈdreɪndʒə
injure
ˈɪndʒə
Jinja
ˈdʒɪndʒə
manger
ˈmeɪndʒə
messenger
ˈmɛsɪndʒə
ninja
ˈnɪndʒə
passenger
ˈpæsɪndʒə
ranger
ˈreɪndʒə
scavenger
ˈskævɪndʒə
stranger
ˈstreɪndʒə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GINGER

gingelly
ginger ale
ginger beer
ginger cake
ginger group
ginger nut
ginger pop
ginger snap
ginger up
ginger wine
ginger-haired
gingerade
gingerbread
gingerbread man
gingerbread plum
gingerbread tree
gingerbready
gingerliness
gingerly
gingerous

WORDS THAT END LIKE GINGER

bringer
dinger
finger
gunslinger
humdinger
hunger
index finger
lead singer
linger
middle finger
pinger
ringer
Salinger
singer
slinger
springer
stinger
stringer
swinger
winger
zinger

Synonyms and antonyms of ginger in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ginger» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GINGER

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

Translator English - Chinese

姜味的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rojizo
570 millions of speakers

English

ginger
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अदरक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بُنِّيٌّ مَائِلٌ إِلَى الـحُمْرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

имбирный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ruivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আদা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

roux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Halia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rötlichbraun
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ショウガ色の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

적갈색의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jahe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

màu hoe đỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இஞ்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zencefil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rossiccio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

imbirowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рудий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

roșcată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξανθοκάστανος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gemmer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rödhårig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rødgul
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ginger

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GINGER»

The term «ginger» is very widely used and occupies the 8.299 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GINGER» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «GINGER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ginger.
1
Chris Blackwell
I'm intent on marketing Jamaica. Jamaica has the best coffee, the best sugar, the best ginger and some of the best cocoa in the world.
2
Graham Coxon
Being a singer now I have to get all fussy... I must have my ginger and lemon and all that.
3
Tom Douglas
I use ginger like garlic. I love it for steaming fish and making barbecue sauces or roasted chicken.
4
Sebastian Faulks
If I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, it would be rhubarb fool, which I make with ginger and a hint of elderflower cordial.
5
Sadie Frost
I really enjoy making dinner for my kids and my husband - chopping ginger and marinating the tofu.
6
Domhnall Gleeson
I got very lucky with 'Harry Potter.' I got that role because I'm a ginger! Red hair was my only qualification!
7
John Lydon
The real color of my hair is mouse. I always want to be ginger, which I was when I was born, or blond, because I live in L.A., and I want to look like I go surfing without any physical effort.
8
Jayma Mays
My husband calls me a ginger every single day of my life, so that I'm completely used to it, and I've come to see it as a term of endearment.
9
Lee Ryan
I haven't shaved my private parts, but I dyed them once for a laugh! They looked more ginger, though!
10
Aarti Sequeira
Quinoa is great for lazy day cooking because it's packed with complete proteins, but it cooks in only 20 minutes. And, you can flavor it any way you wish! I make mine with onions, lots of ground ginger, turmeric and coriander, and then whatever dried fruit and nuts I have around.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GINGER»

Discover the use of ginger in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ginger and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ginger: The Genus Zingiber
This book covers all aspects of ginger, including botany, crop improvement, chemistry, biotechnology, production technology in the major producing countries, diseases, pests, and harvesting.
P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, 2004
2
Ginger: My Story
She was born Virginia Katherine McMath, but the world would come to know her—and love her—as Ginger Rogers: Broadway star, Academy Award-winning actress, and the ultimate on-screen dancing partner of the inimitable Fred Astaire.
Ginger Rogers, 2008
3
Ginger Pye
Meet Ginger Pye, the smartest dog you'll ever know. Jerry Pye and his sister, Rachel, feel pretty smart themselves for buying Ginger. It was the best dollar they ever spent. Ginger steals everybody's heart . . . until someone steals him!
Eleanor Estes, 2000
4
The Ginger Man
Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy’s wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne’er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin.
J. P. Donleavy, 2010
5
Ginger: Common Spice and Wonder Drug
Author Paul Schulick calls ginger "the universal medicine.” His book surveys the ancient claims of ginger's effective health usage as these are verified by international medical research.
Paul Schulick, 2012
6
Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's ...
Chronicles the journey behind Dean Kamen's invention of an electric-powered human transporter, explaining the machine's innovative engineering and relationships with investors.
Steve Kemper, 2003
7
Ginger
Ginger is an inspiring story of hardship, hard work, passion, and never taking no for an answer. Ginger is a Scottish story. Ginger is an American story. Ginger is a military story. Ginger is a chef's story. Ginger is every man's story.
David Macfarlane, 2012
8
The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger: The ...
This book is intuitively organized by plant and use, allowing quick access to information. It puts the uniquely Indian use and history of turmeric and ginger plants into a global context of production and economic aspects.
K.P. Prabhakaran Nair, 2013
9
Ginger: the life and death of Albert Goodwin
Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for True Crime. Winner of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.
Susan Mayse, 1990
10
Ginger
Ginger the golden retriever narrates the story of her life, from her birth in a puppy mill through the various people who have "owned" her.
Kate Klimo, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GINGER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ginger is used in the context of the following news items.
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Runaway ISIS teen marries 'Ginger Jihadist'
A British schoolgirl, who ran away from home to join ISIS, tied the knot with an Australian extremist dubbed the “Ginger Jihadist” because of his ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
2
Hair: Katherine Ryan on her hairstyle horrors, from ginger perms to …
Hair is back tonight - and the BBC Two reality show has a brand new host in Katherine Ryan! But is she in a good place to present? Does she ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
3
Ward Off Winter Chills and Ills with Ginger
While ginger may be a kitchen staple for its distinct flavour, it's also an indispensable rhizome that helps to bolster the body's immunity and support ... «PRWire, Jul 15»
4
Grace Wain banned from Etihad Airways flight 'because she's too …
But staff said were not discriminating against her because she was ginger, and instead thought she was unwell due to her pale appearance, ... «Metro, Jul 15»
5
Liquid Ginger gives update on son's recovery; Benefit event planned
We've been telling you all week about local singer Ginger Fawcett of the popular band Liquid Ginger, and her son's battle with epileptic ... «FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com, Jul 15»
6
Apricot and Ginger Tarte Tatin
I added a few chunks of preserved ginger as I like the marriage of flavours. If you don't, just leave it out. You might like to think about sprinkling ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
7
Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts' calendar art exhibition celebrates …
The former Girls Aloud singer, 29, is the star of a new calendar and art exhibition called Red Hot, which celebrates ginger-haired women. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
So There's A Ginger Pride Festival Happening In England Next …
Things have progressed. Next summer, the fiery folks at the Facebook page Gingers: The Gathering are putting on a Ginger Pride celebration. «Jaunted, Jul 15»
9
'Ginger' Parties Held In Lyon, France To Save Diminishing Redhead …
Monthly parties are being organised in eastern France to bring together an array of flame-headed people. The meet-ups, being dubbed 'Ginger ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
10
The Hollywood Rock Camp Lets You Jam with David Crosby and …
It's the classic rock fan's dream opportunity. A chance to play with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ginger Baker and David Crosby. According to ... «TIME, Jul 15»

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