Gager to Galea
(Ga"ger) n. A measurer. See Gauger.
1. One who gags.
2. (Founding) A piece of iron imbedded in the sand of a mold to keep the sand in place.
(Gag"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gaggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gaggling ] [Of imitative origin; cf. D.
gaggelen, gagelen, G. gackeln, gackern, MHG. ggen, E. giggle, cackle.] To make a noise like a
goose; to cackle. Bacon.
(Gag"gle), n. [Cf. Gaggle v. i.] (Zoöl.) A flock of wild geese. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Gag"tooth`) n.; pl. Gagteeth A projecting tooth. [Obs.]
(Gag"-toothed") a. Having gagteeth. [Obs.]
(Gahn"ite) n. [Named after Gahn, a Swedish chemist.] (Min.) Zinc spinel; automolite.
(Ga*id"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to hypogeic acid; applied to an acid obtained from hypogeic
(Gai"e*ty) n. Same as Gayety.
(Gail"er) n. A jailer. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Gail`lard") a. [F. See Galliard.] Gay; brisk; merry; galliard. Chaucer.
(||Gail*liarde") n. [See Galliard a dance.] A lively French and Italian dance.
(Gai"ly) adv. [From Gay.] Merrily; showily. See gaily.
(Gain) n. [Cf. W. gan a mortise.] (Arch.) A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding
joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.
(Gain), a. [OE. gein, gain, good, near, quick; cf. Icel. gegn ready, serviceable, and gegn, adv.,
against, opposite. Cf. Ahain.] Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Gain) n. [OE. gain, gein, ga&yoghhen, gain, advantage, Icel. gagn; akin to Sw. gagn, Dan.
gavn, cf. Goth. gageigan to gain. The word was prob. influenced by F. gain gain, OF. gaain. Cf.
Gain, v. t.]
1. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; opposed to
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.Phil. iii. 7.
Godliness with contentment is great gain.1 Tim. vi. 6.
Every one shall share in the gains.Shak.
2. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation. "The lust of