Gill
Gill Gill, n. [Icel. gil.] A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Gill — (g[i^]l), n. [Dan. gi[ae]lle, gelle; akin to Sw. g[ a]l, Icel. gj[ o]lnar gills; cf. AS. geagl, geahl, jaw.] 1. (Anat.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia. [1913 Webster] Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills. Ray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gill — ● gill nom masculin (anglais gill) Mesure de capacité qui vaut environ 0,142 litre en Angleterre et 0,118 litre aux États Unis. ● gill nom masculin (anglais gill, lamelle) Peigne en forme de barrette, portant des aiguilles fines, utilisé sur les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gill — Gill, n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.] 1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl. Each Jack with his Gill. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The ground ivy ({Nepeta Glechoma}); called also {gill over the ground}, and other like names …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gill — gill; gill·er; gill·more; as·per·gill; …   English syllables

  • Gill — ist eine Maßeinheit des Raums (Trocken , Flüssigkeitsmaß). Einheitenzeichen: Imp.gi., Imp.gl., US liquid gi., US liquid gl., US.liq.gi. 1 gallon = 4 quart = 8 pint = 16 cup = 32 gill 1 Imp.gi. = 5 Imp.fl.oz = 40 Imp.fl.dr. = 2400 Imp.min. =… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gill — Ⅰ. gill [1] ► NOUN 1) the paired respiratory organ of fishes and some amphibians. 2) the vertical plates on the underside of mushrooms and many toadstools. 3) (gills) the wattles or dewlap of a fowl. ► VERB ▪ gut or clean (a fish) …   English terms dictionary

  • Gill — Gill, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A two wheeled frame for transporting timber. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gill — Gill, n. A leech. [Also {gell}.] [Scot.] Jameison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gill — Gill, n. [OF. gille, gelle, a sort of measure for wine, LL. gillo, gello., Cf. {Gallon}.] A measure of capacity, containing one fourth of a pint. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gill — jil n either of two units of capacity: a) a British unit equal to 1/4 imperial pint or 8.669 cubic inches b) a U.S. liquid unit equal to 1/4 U.S. liquid pint or 7.218 cubic inches gill gil n 1) an organ (as of a fish) for obtaining oxygen from… …   Medical dictionary

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