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Definition of Gin


  1. Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.
  2. If.
  3. To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.
  4. A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.
  5. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
  6. A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
  7. A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  8. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
  9. To catch in a trap.
  10. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.

Gin Quotations

The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron.
Phyllis Diller

You don't see a lot of difference between the Gin Blossoms and the Byrds.
Steve Forbert

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.

I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now - it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that's the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning, and I don't want to go there.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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.
Bernard DeVoto
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Gin Translations

gin in Dutch is jenever, klare
gin in German is Gin, Wacholderbranntwein
gin in Norwegian is aquavit
gin in Spanish is ginebra
gin in Swedish is genever, gin
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