English dictionary


gear |ɡɪr| — a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

gear up |ˈɡɪr ʌp| — make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

gearbox |ˈɡɪrbɑːks| — the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed

gearing |ˈɡɪrɪŋ| — wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed

gecko |ˈɡekoʊ| — any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless

gee |dʒiː| — a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated

gee-gee |ˈdʒiː dʒiː| — a word for horse used by children or in adult slang

geek |ɡiːk| — a carnival performer who does disgusting acts

geezer |ˈɡiːzər| — a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric

Gehenna |ɡəˈhenə| — a place where the wicked are punished after death

geisha |ˈɡeɪʃə| — a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing

gel |dʒel| — a colloid in a more solid form than a sol

gelatin |ˈdʒelətɪn| — a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin

gelatine |ˌdʒeləˈtiːn| — a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin

gelatinize |dʒəˈlætˌnaɪz| — coat with gelatin

gelatinous |dʒəˈlætɪnəs| — thick like gelatin

geld |ɡeld| — cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)

gelded |ˈɡeldɪd| — (of a male animal) having the testicles removed

gelding |ˈɡeldɪŋ| — castrated male horse

gelid |ˈdʒelɪd| — extremely cold

gelignite |ˈdʒelɪɡnaɪt| — a type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate

gelt |ɡelt| — informal terms for money

gem |dʒem| — art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

geminate |ˈdʒemɪneɪt| — a doubled or long consonant

gemination |ˌdʒeməˈneɪʃən| — the doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect)

Gemini |ˈdʒemɪnaɪ| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini

gemma |ˈjemə| — small asexual reproductive structure in e.g. liverworts and mosses that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individual

gemmation |dʒeˈmeɪʃən| — asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual

gemmiferous |dʒeˈmɪfərəs| — bearing or reproducing by a gemma

gen |dʒen| — informal term for information

gendarme |ˈʒɑːndɑːrm| — a French policeman

gendarmerie |ʒɒnˈdɑːrməri| — French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively

gender |ˈdʒendər| — a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness

gene |dʒiːn| — (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

genealogical |ˌdʒiːniəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — of or relating to genealogy

genealogy |ˌdʒiːniˈælədʒi| — successive generations of kin

general |ˈdʒenrəl| — a general officer of the highest rank

general-purpose |ˈjen(ə)rəl ˈpərpəs| — not limited in use or function

generalissimo |ˌdʒenrəˈlɪsɪmoʊ| — the officer who holds the supreme command

generalist |ˈdʒenrəlɪst| — a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests

generality |ˌdʒenəˈræləti| — an idea or conclusion having general application

generalization |ˌdʒenrələˈzeɪʃn| — reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

generalize |ˈdʒenrəlaɪz| — draw from specific cases for more general cases

generalized |ˈdʒenr̩əlaɪzd| — not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment

generally |ˈdʒenrəli| — usually; as a rule

generalship |ˈdʒenrəlʃɪp| — the leadership ability of a military general

generate |ˈdʒenəreɪt| — bring into existence

generation |ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃn| — all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

generational |ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃənl| — of or relating to a generation

generative |ˈdʒenərətɪv| — producing new life or offspring

generator |ˈdʒenəreɪtər| — an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas

generic |dʒəˈnerɪk| — wine that does not meet the minimum qualifications and standards for use of a designation by appellation of origin (where the grapes are grown) or by varietal content; may only be labeled by proprietary (made-up) name, by general color (such as `vin rouge

generically |dʒəˈnerɪkli| — without a trademark or brand name

generosity |ˌdʒenəˈrɑːsəti| — the trait of being willing to give your money or time

generous |ˈdʒenərəs| — more than is usual or necessary

generously |ˈdʒenərəsli| — in a generous manner

genesis |ˈdʒenəsɪs| — a coming into being

genet |ˈdʒenɪt| — French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)

genetic |dʒəˈnetɪk| — occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

genetical  — of or relating to or produced by or being a gene

genetically |dʒəˈnetɪkli| — by genetic mechanisms

geneticist |dʒəˈnetɪsɪst| — a biologist who specializes in genetics

genetics |dʒəˈnetɪks| — the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

geneva |dʒəˈniːvə| — a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations

Genevan |dʒəˈniːvən| — a native or resident of Geneva

genial |ˈdʒiːniəl| — diffusing warmth and friendliness

geniality |ˌdʒiːniˈæləti| — a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

genially |ˈdʒiːnɪəli| — in an affable manner

genie |ˈdʒiːni| — (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

genista |dʒəˈnɪstə| — chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of Mediterranean area and western Asia: broom

genital |ˈdʒenɪtl| — of or relating to the external sex organs

genitalia |ˌdʒenɪˈteɪliə| — external sex organ

genitals |ˈdʒenətəlz| — external sex organ

genitive |ˈdʒenətɪv| — the case expressing ownership

genius |ˈdʒiːniəs| — someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

genocide |ˈdʒenəsaɪd| — systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

Genoese |ˈdʒenos| — a native or resident of Genoa

genome |ˈdʒiːnoʊm| — the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism

genomics |dʒiˈnɑːmɪks| — the branch of genetics that studies organisms in terms of their genomes (their full DNA sequences)

genotype |ˈdʒenətaɪp| — a group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution

genre |ˈʒɑːnrə| — a kind of literary or artistic work

gent |dʒent| — informal abbreviation of `gentleman'

gentamicin |ˌdʒɛntəˈmʌɪsɪn| — an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract

genteel |dʒenˈtiːl| — marked by refinement in taste and manners

gentian |ˈdʒenʃn| — any of various plants of the family Gentianaceae especially the genera Gentiana and Gentianella and Gentianopsis

gentile |ˈdʒentaɪl| — a person who does not acknowledge your god

gentility |dʒenˈtɪləti| — elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

gentle |ˈdʒentl| — cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

gentlefolk |ˈdʒentlfoʊk| — people of good family and breeding and high social status

gentleman |ˈdʒentlmən| — a man of refinement

gentleman-at-arms |ˌdʒentlmən ət ˈɑːrmz| — one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions

gentlemanlike |ˈdʒentlmənlaɪk| — befitting a man of good breeding

gentlemanly |ˈdʒentlmənli| — befitting a man of good breeding

gentleness |ˈdʒentlnəs| — the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual

gentlewoman |ˈdʒentlwʊmən| — a woman of refinement

gently |ˈdʒentli| — in a gradual manner

gentry |ˈdʒentri| — the most powerful members of a society

genu |ɡenu| — hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

genuflect |ˈdʒenjuflekt| — bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image

genuflection |ˌdʒenjʊˈflekʃən| — the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence

genuflexion |ˌdʒenjʊˈflekʃən| — the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence

genuine |ˈdʒenjuɪn| — not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

genuinely |ˈdʒenjuɪnli| — in accordance with truth or fact or reality

genuineness |ˈdʒenjəwənəs| — the state of being genuine

genus |ˈdʒiːnəs| — a general kind of something

geocentric |ˌdʒiːoʊˈsentrɪk| — having the earth as the center

geochemistry |ˌdʒioˈkeməstri| — the chemistry of the earth's crust

geodesic |ˌdʒiːoʊˈdesɪk| — (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)

geodesy |dʒiˈɑːdəsi| — the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points

geodetic |dʒiːəˈdetɪk| — of or relating to or determined by geodesy

geographer |dʒiˈɑːɡrəfər| — an expert on geography

geographic |ˌdʒiəˈɡræfɪk| — of or relating to the science of geography

geographical |ˌdʒiːəˈɡræfɪkl| — of or relating to the science of geography

geographically |ˌdʒiːəˈɡræfɪkli| — with respect to geography

geography |dʒiˈɑːɡrəfi| — study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation

geologic |ˌdʒiəˈlɑːdʒɪk| — of or relating to or based on geology

geological |ˌdʒiːəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — of or relating to or based on geology

geologist |dʒiˈɑːlədʒɪst| — a specialist in geology

geology |dʒiˈɑːlədʒi| — a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

geometer |dʒiːˈɑːmɪtər| — a mathematician specializing in geometry

geometric |ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk| — characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration

geometrical |ˌdʒiəˈmetrɪkəl| — characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration

geometrically |ˌdʒiəˈmetrɪkəli| — with respect to geometry

geometrician |dʒiːɑːmɪˈtrɪʃən| — a mathematician specializing in geometry

geometry |dʒiˈɑːmətri| — the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

geophysical |ˌdʒiːoʊˈfɪzɪkl| — of or concerned with geophysics

geophysics |ˌdʒiːoʊˈfɪzɪks| — geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth

geopolitical |ˌdʒiːoʊpəˈlɪtɪkl| — of or relating to geopolitics

geopolitics |ˌdʒiːoʊˈpɑːlətɪks| — the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state

George |ˈdʒɔːrdʒ| — Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)

georgette |ˌdʒɔːrˈdʒet| — a thin silk dress material

Georgian |ˈdʒɔːrdʒən| — a native or resident of the American state of Georgia

geostrategic  — of or relating to geostrategy

geothermal |ˌdʒiːoʊˈθɜːrml| — of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth

geranium |dʒəˈreɪniəm| — any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae

gerbil |ˈdʒɜːrbɪl| — small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

gerfalcon |ˈdʒɜːrˌfɔːlkən| — large and rare Arctic falcon having white and dark color phases

geriatric |ˌdʒeriˈætrɪk| — of or relating to the aged

geriatrics |ˌdʒeriˈætrɪks| — the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people

germ |dʒɜːrm| — anything that provides inspiration for later work

German |ˈdʒɜːrmən| — a person of German nationality

German-speaking  — able to communicate in German

germander |jərˈmandər| — any of various plants of the genus Teucrium

germane |dʒɜːrˈmeɪn| — relevant and appropriate

Germanic |dʒɜːrˈmænɪk| — a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic

Germanism |ˈdʒɜːrmənɪzəm| — a custom that is peculiar to Germany or its citizens

germanium |dʒɜːrˈmeɪniəm| — a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite

germicide |ˈdʒɜːrmɪsaɪd| — an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

germinal |ˈjərmənl| — seventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (March and April); the month of buds

germinate |ˈdʒɜːrmɪneɪt| — produce buds, branches, or germinate

germination |ˌdʒɜːrmɪˈneɪʃn| — the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow

gerontocracy |ˌdʒerənˈtɑːkrəsi| — a political system governed by old men

gerontology |ˌdʒerənˈtɑːlədʒi| — the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people

gerrymander |ˈdʒerimændər| — an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)

gerund |ˈdʒerənd| — a noun formed from a verb (such as the `-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun)

gesso |ˈdʒesoʊ| — gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared)

gestalt |ɡəˈʃtælt| — a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts

gestate |ˈdʒesteɪt| — have the idea for

gestation |dʒeˈsteɪʃn| — the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)

gestational  — of or relating to gestation

gesticulate |dʒeˈstɪkjuleɪt| — show, express or direct through movement

gesticulation |dʒeˌstɪkjuˈleɪʃn| — a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion

gesture |ˈdʒestʃər| — motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

get |ɡet| — a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

get about |ˈɡet əˈbaʊt| — move around; move from place to place

get across |ˈɡet əˈkrɒs| — communicate successfully

get ahead |ˈɡet əˈhed| — obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

get along |ˈɡet əˈlɔːŋ| — proceed or get along

get around |ˈɡet əˈraʊnd| — be released or become known; of news

get away |ˈɡet əˈweɪ| — run away from confinement

get back |ˈɡet ˈbæk| — recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost

get behind |ˈɡet bəˈhaɪnd| — to lag or linger behind

get by |ˈɡet baɪ| — succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

get down |ˈɡet ˈdaʊn| — lower (one's body) as by kneeling

get in |ˈɡet ɪn| — to come or go into

get off |ˈɡet ˈɒf| — leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.

get on |ˈɡet ɑːn| — have smooth relations

get out |ˈɡet ˈaʊt| — move out of or depart from

get over |ˈɡet ˈoʊvr̩| — travel across or pass over

get through |ˈɡet θruː| — finish a task completely

get together |ˈɡet təˈɡeðər| — a small informal social gathering

get up |ˈɡet ʌp| — rise to one's feet

get-at-able |ɡedˈadəb(ə)l| — capable of being reached or attained

getaway |ˈɡetəweɪ| — the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration

getting |ˈɡetɪŋ| — the act of acquiring something

getup |ˈɡet̬ˌʌp| — a set of clothing (with accessories)

gewgaw |ˈɡjuːɡɔː| — cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

geyser |ˈɡaɪzər| — a spring that discharges hot water and steam