Giantess to Gigerium
(Gi"ant*ess), n. A woman of extraordinary size.
(Gi"ant*ize) v. i. [Cf. F. géantiser.] To play the giant. [R.] Sherwood.
(Gi"ant*ly), a. Appropriate to a giant. [Obs.] Usher.
(Gi"ant*ry) n. The race of giants. [R.] Cotgrave.
(Gi"ant*ship), n. The state, personality, or character, of a giant; a compellation for a giant.
His giantship is gone somewhat crestfallen. Milton.
(||Giaour) n. [Turk. giaur an infidel, Per. gawr, another form of ghebr fire worshiper. Cf. Kaffir,
Gheber .] An infidel; a term applied by Turks to disbelievers in the Mohammedan religion, especially
(Gib) n. [Abbreviated fr. Gilbert, the name of the cat in the old story of "Reynard the Fox". in the
"Romaunt of the Rose", etc.] A male cat; a tomcat. [Obs.]
(Gib), v. i. To act like a cat. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
Gib and key, or Gib and cotter (Steam Engine), the fixed wedge or gib, and the driving wedge,key,
or cotter, used for tightening the strap which holds the brasses at the end of a connecting rod.
(Gib) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine
or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; usually
held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.
Gibbed lathe, an engine lathe in which the tool carriage is held down to the bed by a gib instead of by
(Gib), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gibbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbing.] To secure or fasten with a gib, or
gibs; to provide with a gib, or gibs.
(Gib) v. i. To balk. See Jib, v. i. Youatt.
(Gib*bar"tas) n. [Cf. Ar. jebbar giant; or L. gibber humpbacked: cf. F. gibbar.] (Zoöl.) One
of several finback whales of the North Atlantic; called also Jupiter whale. [Written also jubartas,
(Gib"ber) n. [From Gib to balk.] A balky horse. Youatt.
(Gib"ber) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbering.] [Akin to jabber, and
gabble.] To speak rapidly and inarticulately. Shak.
(Gib"ber*ish) n. [From Gibber, v. i.] Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning
He, like a gypsy, oftentimes would go;Drayton.
All kinds of gibberish he had learnt to know.
Such gibberish as children may be heard amusing themselves with.Hawthorne.
(Gib"ber*ish), a. Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.
(Gib"bet) n. [OE. gibet, F. gibet, in OF. also club, fr. LL. gibetum;; cf. OF. gibe sort of sickle
or hook, It. giubbetto gibbet, and giubbetta, dim. of giubba mane, also, an under waistcoat, doublet,