Gager to Galea

(Ga"ger) n. A measurer. See Gauger.

(Gag"ger) n.

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 acid.

(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 loss.

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.

2. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation. "The lust of gain." Tennyson.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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