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Pronunciation : Gin
Part of Speech : prep.
Etymology : [AS. geán. See Again.]
Definition : Defn: Against; near by; towards; as, gin night. [Scot.] A. Ross (1778).
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gin
Part of Speech : conj.
Etymology : [See Gin, prep.]
Definition : Defn: If. [Scotch] Jamieson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gin, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan
Part of Speech : Gon
Etymology : [OE. ginnen, AS. ginnan (in comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut open, cf. OHG. inginnan to begin, open, cut open, and prob. akin to AS. ginan to yawn, and E. yawn. Yawn, v. i., and cf. Begin.]
Definition : Defn: To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] "He gan to pray." Chaucer.

(Gun (p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gin
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Contr. from Geneva. See 2d Geneva.]
Definition : Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gin
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [A contraction of engine.]
Definition : 1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare. Chaucer. Spenser.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gin
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To catch in a trap. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.

t. [imp. & p. p. Ginned; p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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