Definition of Gig

1. Noun. Long and light rowing boat; especially for racing.

Generic synonyms: Small Boat



2. Noun. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
Exact synonyms: Fishgig, Fizgig, Lance, Spear
Group relationships: Fishing Gear, Fishing Rig, Fishing Tackle, Rig, Tackle
Specialized synonyms: Harpoon, Leister
Generic synonyms: Implement
Derivative terms: Spear

3. Noun. A cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting.
Group relationships: Fishing Gear, Fishing Rig, Fishing Tackle, Rig, Tackle
Generic synonyms: Hook

4. Noun. Tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain.
Generic synonyms: Cutter, Pinnace, Ship's Boat, Tender

5. Noun. Small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood.
Generic synonyms: Carriage, Equipage, Rig

6. Noun. A booking for musicians. "They played a gig in New Jersey"
Generic synonyms: Booking, Engagement

Definition of Gig

1. n. A fiddle.

2. v. t. To engender.

3. n. A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.

4. v. t. To fish with a gig.

5. n. A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.

6. n. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.

Definition of Gig

1. Noun. (informal music) A performing engagement by a musical group; or, generally, any job or role for a musician or performer. ¹

2. Noun. (informal by extension) Any job; especially one that is temporary; or alternately, one that is very desirable. ¹

3. Noun. (context: now historical) A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) A forked spear for catching fish, frogs, or other small animals. ¹

5. Noun. (context: South England) A six-oared sea rowing boat commonly found in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. ¹

6. Noun. (context: U.S. Military) A demerit received for some infraction of military dress or deportment codes. {as in "I received gigs for buttons un-buttoned"} ¹

7. Verb. To catch with a gig. ¹

8. Verb. To engage in musical performances. ¹

9. Verb. To make fun of; to make a joke at someone's expense, often condescending. ¹

10. Verb. To impose a demerit for an infraction of a U.S. Military dress or deportment code" as in: "His Sergeant '''gigged''' him for an unmade bunk." ¹

11. Noun. (colloquial computing) A gigabyte. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gig

1. to catch fish with a pronged spear [v GIGGED, GIGGING, GIGS]

Medical Definition of Gig

1. To fish with a gig. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Gig Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Gig Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gig

gifters
gifting
giftless
giftpack
giftpacks
gifts
giftshop
giftshops
giftware
giftwares
giftwrap
giftwrapped
giftwrapping
giftwraps
gifty
gig (current term)
gig-lamp
gig-lamps
gig-mill
gig-mills
giga
giga-
giga-amp
giga-amps
giga-joule
giga-joules
giga-ohm
giga-ohms
giga-volt
giga-volts

Other Resources Relating to: Gig

Search for Gig on Dictionary.com!Search for Gig on Thesaurus.com!Search for Gig on Google!Search for Gig on Wikipedia!

Search

Translations