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While 'Visitation Street' has the markings of a traditional whodunnit mystery - starting with a missing girl, intrigue and many suspicious characters - Pochoda shows her hand early on by fingering a culprit. The book turns, then, into a 'whydunnit.'
Claire Cameron

Meaning of "girl" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIRL

Of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Low German Göre boy, girl.
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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 GIRL

girl  [ɡɜːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIRL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Girl 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 GIRL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of girl in the English dictionary

The first definition of girl in the dictionary is a female child from birth to young womanhood. Other definition of girl is a young unmarried woman; lass; maid. Girl is also a sweetheart or girlfriend.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIRL


batgirl
ˈbætˌɡɜːl
burl
bɜːl
cowgirl
ˈkaʊɡɜːl
curl
kɜːl
earl
ɜːl
furl
fɜːl
gurl
ɡɜːl
homegirl
ˈhəʊmˌɡɜːl
hurl
hɜːl
merle
mɜːl
pearl
pɜːl
Perl
pɜːl
playgirl
ˈpleɪˌɡɜːl
purl
pɜːl
schoolgirl
ˈskuːlˌɡɜːl
Searle
sɜːl
showgirl
ˈʃəʊˌɡɜːl
swirl
swɜːl
twirl
twɜːl
whirl
wɜːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIRL

girdlescone
girdlestead
Girgenti
girl band
girl Friday
Girl Guide
girl power
Girl Scout
girl-watching
girl´s blouse
girlfriend
girlfriend experience
girlhood
girlie
girlie magazine
girlish
girlishly
girlishness
Girls´ Brigade
girly

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIRL

baby girl
best girl
birl
birthday girl
call girl
cirl
cover girl
day girl
dirl
flower girl
funny girl
Gibson girl
golden girl
It girl
old girl
pirl
salesgirl
show girl
weather girl
working girl

Synonyms and antonyms of girl in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIRL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «girl» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of girl
bird · charlie · chick · chook · colleen · damsel · daughter · lass · lassie · maid · maiden · miss · schoolgirl · wench

Translation of «girl» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIRL

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

Translator English - Chinese

女孩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chica
570 millions of speakers

English

girl
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़की
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِنْت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

девочка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

menina
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেয়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gadis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mädchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

少女
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소녀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocah wadon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con gái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुलगी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ragazza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziewczyna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дівчина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κορίτσι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

meisie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flicka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jente
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of girl

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRL»

The term «girl» is very widely used and occupies the 808 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRL» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «GIRL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word girl.
1
Kevin Ayers
Honestly, I just assume that whatever is going to happen to me is going to happen. There it goes: someone is there, someone isn't there. This girl is here. This food is here. I think the clever people are the ones who do a little as possible.
2
Samina Baig
Women need opportunity and encouragement. If a girl can climb mountains, she can do anything positive within her field of work.
3
Ashley Benson
I always get offered the pretty, popular girl roles, but I want to do something dark, really challenge myself and get out of my comfort level.
4
Peter Berg
What first caught my eye about Rihanna was an interview she did with Diane Sawyer after the Chris Brown incident, where she was very articulate, very poised, obviously a smart girl who talked about a very traumatic experience.
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Alton Brown
I found that if I offered to cook for a girl, my odds improved radically over simply asking a girl out. Through my efforts to attract the opposite sex, I found that not only did cooking work, but that it was actually fun.
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Claire Cameron
While 'Visitation Street' has the markings of a traditional whodunnit mystery - starting with a missing girl, intrigue and many suspicious characters - Pochoda shows her hand early on by fingering a culprit. The book turns, then, into a 'whydunnit.'
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Ester Dean
I'm the only girl songwriter that fights for a lot of things. I fight for songwriting fees, which record labels want you to shut up about.
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Erica Durance
I'm a small-town girl, and it'll never be beaten out of me.
9
Erika Eleniak
I love my life. I'm really grateful. My biggest dream come true is my daughter. I've wanted her since I was a little girl.
10
Willa Ford
You know a lot of times you'll find girls in a club are jaded to the other girls in the club. There's a nasty vibe between the chicks in the club. It's like a pretty girl can't look at another pretty girl and say Wow she's pretty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIRL»

Discover the use of girl in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to girl and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gone Girl: A Novel
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary.
Gillian Flynn, 2012
2
The Other Boleyn Girl
The #1 New York Times bestseller from “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous ...
Philippa Gregory, 2004
3
Living Dead Girl
Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice's story.
Elizabeth Scott, 2009
4
Beautiful Fighting Girl
From Nausicaä to Sailor Moon, understanding girl heroines of manga and anime within otaku culture.
Tamaki Saitō, 2011
5
Girl
Meet Andrea Marr, straight-A high school student, thrift-store addict, and princess of the downtown music scene.
Blake Nelson, 2008
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The Big Book of Girl Stuff
The Big Book of Girl Stuff shares everything a girl needs to know-from sleepovers to diaries to makeup to boys to shopping, and everything in between! It's the ultimate guide to unlocking the delightful mysteries of being a girl.
Bart King, 2006
7
Surf Girl Roxy
The Roxy brand beach apparel's surf team, "The Roxy Girls," are world champion surfers who epitomize the fun of being a beach girl.
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The Diary of a Young Girl
'One of the greatest books of the century' Guardian 'A modern classic' The Times 'Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence' Daily Mail 'Astonishing and excruciating.
Anne Frank, 2011
9
Flyy Girl
A captivating tale, written with fluid narrative and contemporary dialect, Flyy Girl captures the complete feel and sounds of the streets and is destined to become an urban classic.
Omar Tyree, 2001
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The Girl Nobody Wants: A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse ...
Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone.“When I go to sleep it’s in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die.” A child abuse story that ...
Lilly O'Brien, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIRL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term girl is used in the context of the following news items.
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She Has A New Hat: North, Henderson and Moss Talk the New …
It feels like just a few short months ago that Marvel's series Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson launched ... «ComicsAlliance, Jul 15»
2
Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 07/13/2015, 02:07am
About 10:10 p.m., the girl was standing with a group of people in the 4800 ... approached and fired shots, striking the girl in the leg, police said. «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
3
Girl indecently assaulted at Waltham swimming pool, police say
The mother of the girl told NewsCenter 5 that the man had grabbed her daughter's "privates" while they were at the Connors Memorial ... «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»
4
Mumbai: Refused marriage, man threatens girl with acid attack
Sayyed once told the girl that he was coming to meet her in Mumbai. After coming to the city, Sayyed met her, and both went to Manori, Malad ... «Mid-Day, Jul 15»
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Chinese girl, aged three, dies after she was locked in hot car all day
A three-year-old girl has died in eastern China after she was left in a hot car all day by a member of staff at a nursery school, according to a ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
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Father Arrested After 3-Year-Old Girl Found Alone in Harlem …
Stanley Fredrique, 34, left the girl in a Subway sandwich shop on Saint Nicholas Avenue near 124th Street around 11 a.m., according to police. «NBC New York, Jul 15»
7
The Girl On The Train film will move the action from London to New …
The Hollywood version of British bestseller The Girl on The Train will be set in New York, not in London where the novel was set. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
Remembering Rebecca Townsend: Girl completes her bucket list by …
Rebecca Townsend, a teenager from Conneticut, had just three items on her bucket list: 'kiss in the rain', 'fly to Spain' and 'save a life'. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Shahid Kapoor's mom Neelima Azeem: Mira is the kind of girl I …
Shahid Kapoor's mother Neelima Azeem is happy to get a daughter-in-law like Mira Rajput as she says she's the kind of girl she always wanted ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Police hunt teenage girl 'carrying a firearm' in Droitwich
The High Street in Droitwich was closed at about 6.20pm but was later re-opened although the girl, in her mid to late teens, was still at large. «The Independent, Jul 15»

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