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gave past tense of "give."
gavel a small wooden hammer. It is used by a judge or someone in charge of a meeting or auction to get attention, call for order, or signal a sale.
gay of or in a happy mood; merry. [2 definitions]
Gaza Strip a coastal region along the eastern Mediterranean Sea that was taken over by Israel in 1967.
gaze to look steadily. [2 definitions]
gazelle a kind of antelope found in Africa and Asia. Gazelles are mammals with hooves and long legs. They are graceful runners. Their horns are slightly curved and have dark rings.
gear a part of a machine that causes another part to move because of teeth which connect the two moving parts. [4 definitions]
gearshift a lever used to change gears in a car, truck, or other motor vehicle.
gear stick the British word for the lever used to change gears in a car, truck, or other motor vehicle. "Gear stick" has the same meaning as "gearshift."
gear up to make preparations; get ready for.
gecko a small lizard with soft skin that eats insects. The gecko has a short body and large head and can climb walls and trees. It is found in tropical areas.
geese plural of "goose."
Geiger counter an instrument used to find and measure radioactivity.
gel a chemical mixture that does not separate and that looks and feels like jelly. [2 definitions]
gelatin an animal protein that is used in glue, on film, and for making things like jelly. [2 definitions]
gem a precious stone that has been cut and polished; jewel. [2 definitions]
Gemini a constellation located between Taurus and Cancer. Gemini is also called the Twins. [3 definitions]
gene a tiny section of a chromosome. A gene causes a particular characteristic, such as eye color or hair color, to be passed on from parent to offspring.
genera a plural of "genus."
general relating to all or most of something or of some group; not limited to any particular thing or member. [4 definitions]
generalize to come to a broad idea or rule about something after considering particular facts. [3 definitions]