gig


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gig
gig1 [gig]
n.
[ME gigge, whirligig, prob. < Scand, as in Dan gig, whirling object, top, Norw dial. giga, to shake, totter < IE * gheigh- < base * ghei-, to gape > GAPE, GIGGLE]
1. a light, two-wheeled, open carriage drawn by one horse
2. a long, light ship's boat, esp. one reserved for the commanding officer
3. [for gig mill] a machine for raising nap on cloth
vi.
gigged, gigging
to travel in a gig
gig2 [gig]
n.
[contr. < earlier fishgig, fizgig < Sp fisga, kind of harpoon < fisgar < LL * fixicare, to attach < L fixare, fasten < fixus: see FIX]
1. a fish spear
2. a fish line with hooks designed to catch fish by jabbing into their bodies
vt., vi.
gigged, gigging
to spear or jab with or as with a gig
gig3 [gig]
n.
[< ?] Slang
1. an official record or report of a minor delinquency, as in a military school; demerit
2. punishment for such a delinquency
vt.
gigged, gigging Slang
to give a gig to
☆ gig4 [gig ]
n.
[< ?] Slang
1. a job performing music, esp. jazz or rock
2. any job
vi.
gigged, gigging
Slang to have a job performing music, esp. jazz or rock

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  • Gig — * Gig (musical performance), live performance by a musician or other performer ** Temporary work, by extension * Gig, a trident or three pronged spear * Gigging, the practice of hunting flounder or frogs with a gig * Captain s gig, a boat used on …   Wikipedia

  • gig — GIG, giguri, s.n. Val mare de pânză. – magh. vég. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DLRM  GIG, giguri, s.n. Ambarcaţie sportivă cu scaune rulante, folosită la învăţarea canotajului. – Din engl. gig. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • Gig — Gig, n. [Cf. Icel. g[imac]gja fiddle, MHG. g[imac]ge, G. geige, Icel. geiga to take a wrong direction, rove at random, and E. jig.] 1. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play. [1913 Webster] Thou disputest like an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gig — ist die Abkürzung für: Flughafen Rio de Janeiro Antônio Carlos Jobim in Brasilien als IATA Code Global Information Grid Gesellschaft für internationale Geldgeschichte, eine gemeinnützige Forschungsgesellschaft, gegründet 1965 GiG Records, ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GIG — ist die Abkürzung für: Flughafen Rio de Janeiro Antônio Carlos Jobim in Brasilien als IATA Code Global Information Grid Gesellschaft für internationale Geldgeschichte, eine gemeinnützige Forschungsgesellschaft, gegründet 1965 Gesellschaft für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GiG — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Gig, un concert pirate de la chanteuse Bjork ; Gig, abréviation qui signifie familièrement un gigaoctets, soit 1 milliard d octets le plus souvent.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • GIG — ⇒GIG, subst. masc. A. Vx. Cabriolet bourgeois à deux roues; voiture de chasse. (Ds LITTRÉ et Lar. 19e 20e). B. Rare. Barque légère à fond plat et aux extrémités en pointe, avançant au moyen d avirons et d une voile, utilisée en Angleterre par les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gig — ⇒GIG, subst. masc. A. Vx. Cabriolet bourgeois à deux roues; voiture de chasse. (Ds LITTRÉ et Lar. 19e 20e). B. Rare. Barque légère à fond plat et aux extrémités en pointe, avançant au moyen d avirons et d une voile, utilisée en Angleterre par les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gig — [gɪg] noun [countable] informal 1. JOBS a job, especially one that does not last for a long time: • Working for a TV show is a pretty good gig. 2. COMPUTING a gigabyte: • a 2 gig memory …   Financial and business terms

  • Gig — Sf Ruderboot des Kapitäns per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. gig leichtes Boot , das auch leichter Wagen bedeuten kann. Weitere Herkunft unklar.    Ebenso nndl. gig, ne. gig, nfrz. gig, giek, nschw. gigg, nnorw. gigg. ✎… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache