(Gyp*sog"ra*phy) n. [Gypsum + -graphy.] The act or art of engraving on gypsum.
(Gyp"so*plast) n. [Gypsum + Gr. pla`ssein to mold.] A cast taken in plaster of Paris, or
in white lime.
(Gyp"sum) n. [L. gypsum, Gr. gy`psos; cf. Ar. jibs plaster, mortar, Per. jabsin lime.] (Min.)
A mineral consisting of the hydrous sulphate of lime When calcined, stype forms plaster of Paris. Selenite
is a transparent, crystalline variety; alabaster, a fine, white, massive variety.
(Gyp"sy) n.; pl. Gypsies [OE. Gypcyan, F. égyptien Egyptian, gypsy, L. Aegyptius. See Egyptian.]
[Also spelled gipsy and gypsey.]
1. One of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally from India, entered Europe in the 14th or
15th century, and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain, England, etc., living by theft,
fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian, Romany.
Like a right gypsy, hath, at fast and loose,Shak.
Beguiled me to the very heart of loss.
2. The language used by the gypsies.
3. A dark-complexioned person. Shak.
4. A cunning or crafty person [Colloq.] Prior.
Gypsy hat, a woman's or child's broad-brimmed hat, usually of straw or felt. Gypsy winch, a small
winch, which may be operated by a crank, or by a ratchet and pawl through a lever working up and
(Gyp"sy) a. Pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies.
(Gyp"sy) v. i. To play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods. Mostly, Gyp"sy*ing, vb. n.
1. The arts and practices or habits of gypsies; deception; cheating; flattery.
2. The state of a gypsy.
(Gyp"sy*wort`) n. (Bot.) A labiate plant (the Lycopus Europæus). Gypsies are said to stain
their skin with its juice.
(||Gyr`a*can"thus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. gyro`s round + 'a`kanqa spine.] (Paleon.) A genus
of fossil fishes, found in Devonian and carboniferous strata; so named from their round, sculptured
(Gy"ral) a. [See Gyre.]
1. Moving in a circular path or way; whirling; gyratory.
2. (Anat.) Pertaining to a gyrus, or convolution.
(Gy"rant) a. Gyrating. [R.]
(Gy"rate) a. [L. gyratus made in a circular form, p. p. of gyrare.] Winding or coiled round; curved
into a circle; taking a circular course.