Gawk to Geissler tube
(Gawk) n. [OE. gok, gowk, cuckoo, fool, Icel. gaukr cuckoo; akin to OHG. gouh, G. gauch
cuckoo, fool, AS. géac cuckoo, Sw. gök, Dan. giög]
1. A cuckoo. Johnson.
2. A simpleton; a booby; a gawky. Carlyle.
(Gawk), v. i. To act like a gawky.
(Gawk"y) a. [Compar. Gawkier ; superl. Gawkiest.] Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as,
gawky behavior. n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.
(Gawn) n. [Corrupted fr. gallon.] A small tub or lading vessel. [Prov. Eng.] Johnson.
(Gawn"tree) n. See Gauntree.
(Gay) a. [Compar. Gayer ; superl. Gayest.] [F. gai, perhaps fr. OHG. ghi swift, rapid, G. gäh,
jäh, steep, hasty; or cf. OHG. whi beatiful, good. Cf. Jay.]
1. Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay.Pope.
Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed.Gray.
2. Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.
Why is my neighbor's wife so gay?Chaucer.
A bevy of fair women, richly gayMilton.
In gems and wanton dress!
3. Loose; dissipated; lewd. [Colloq.]
Syn. Merry; gleeful; blithe; airy; lively; sprightly, sportive; light-hearted; frolicsome; jolly; jovial; joyous; joyful; glad; showy; splendid; vivacious.
(Gay), n. An ornament [Obs.] L'Estrange.
(Gay"al) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A Southern Asiatic species of wild cattle
(||Gay"di*ang) n. (Naut.) A vessel of Anam, with two or three masts, lofty triangular sails,
and in construction somewhat resembling a Chinese junk.
(Gay"e*ty) n.; pl. Gayeties [Written also gaiety.] [F. gaieté. See Gay, a.]
1. The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight;
used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the season.
2. Finery; show; as, the gayety of dress.
Syn. Liveliness; mirth; animation; vivacity; glee; blithesomeness; sprightliness; jollity. See Liveliness.
(Gay"lus*site`) n. [Named after Gay-Lussac, the French chemist.] (Min.) A yellowish white,
translucent mineral, consisting of the carbonates of lime and soda, with water.
1. With mirth and frolic; merrily; blithely; gleefully.