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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gin /ˈʤɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gin prep.  Against; near by; towards; as, gin night. [Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gin, conj.  If. [Scotch]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gin n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.)