Gin prep. Against; near by; towards; as, gin night. [Scot.]
Gin v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan Gon (gŏn), or Gun (gŭn); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.] To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] “He gan to pray.”
Gin, conj. If. [Scotch]
Gin n. A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.
1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
2. (a) A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc. (b) Mining A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
3. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
Note: ☞ The name is also given to an instrument of torture worked with screws, and to a pump moved by rotary sails.
Gin block, a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel, over which a rope runs; -- called also whip gin, rubbish pulley, and monkey wheel.
Gin power, a form of horse power for driving a cotton gin.
Gin race, or Gin ring, the path of the horse when putting a gin in motion. --Halliwell.
Gin saw, a saw used in a cotton gin for drawing the fibers through the grid, leaving the seed in the hopper.
Gin wheel. (a) In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fiber through the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint. (b) Mining the drum of a whim.
Gin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ginned p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.]
1. To catch in a trap. [Obs.]
2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
n 1: strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
2: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose [syn: snare,
3: a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
[syn: cotton gin]
4: a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards
remaining in their hand total less than 10 points [syn: gin
rummy, knock rummy]
v 1: separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
2: trap with a snare; "gin game"
[also: ginning, ginned, gan]
a trap. (1.) Ps. 140:5, 141:9, Amos 3:5, the Hebrew word used,
_mokesh_, means a noose or "snare," as it is elsewhere rendered
(Ps. 18:5; Prov. 13:14, etc.).
(2.) Job 18:9, Isa. 8:14, Heb. pah, a plate or thin layer; and
hence a net, a snare, trap, especially of a fowler (Ps. 69: 22,
"Let their table before them become a net;" Amos 3:5, "Doth a
bird fall into a net [pah] upon the ground where there is no
trap-stick [mokesh] for her? doth the net [pah] spring up from
the ground and take nothing at all?", Gesenius.)