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Meaning of gill

gill

Pronunciation: (gil), [key]
— n.
  1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water.
  2. Also calledone of the radiating vertical plates on the underside of the cap of an agaric mushroom. See diag. under
  3. See
  4. somewhat pale, as from being sickly, nervous, or frightened: When he heard how much the bill was, he looked a little green around the gills.
  5. fully; completely; totally: After that big meal we were all stuffed to the gills.
—v.t.
  1. to catch (fish) by the gills in a gill net.
  2. to gut or clean (fish).

gill

Pronunciation: (jil), [key]
— n.
  1. a unit of liquid measure equal to pint (118.2937 ml).

gill

Pronunciation: (gil), [key]
— n. Brit.
  1. a deep rocky cleft or wooded ravine forming the course of a stream.
  2. a stream; brook; rivulet.

gill

Pronunciation: (jil), [key]
— n.
  1. a girl or young woman; sweetheart.

gill

Pronunciation: (gil), [key]
— Textiles. Textiles.
—n.
  1. a faller used in the combing process, generally for only the highest-quality fibers.
—v.t.
  1. to comb (fibers) with a gill.

Gill

Pronunciation: (gil for 1 jil for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name.
  2. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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