Pronunciation: (jē), [key]
—pl. G's or Gs, g's or gs.
1. the seventh letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by the letter G or g, as in get, German, or camouflage.
3. something having the shape of a G.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter G or g.
5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter G or g.
—pl. Gs or G's.
1. Slang.grand: a sum of one thousand dollars.
2. (sometimes l.c.) Aerospace.gravity: a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity at the earth's surface.
2. Psychol.general intelligence.
1. the seventh in order or in a series.
a. the fifth tone in the scale of C major or the seventh tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
b. a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
c. a written or printed note representing this tone.
d. (in the fixed system of solmization) the fifth tone of the scale of C major, called sol.
e. the tonality having G as the tonic note.
3. (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral for 400. Cf. Roman numerals.
5. Physics.constant of gravitation. See under law of gravity.
7. general: a rating assigned to a motion picture by the Motion Picture Association of America indicating that the film is suitable for general audiences, or children as well as adults. Cf. PG, PG-13, R (def. 5), X (def. 8).
1. Psychol.general intelligence.
3. gram; grams.
1. See acceleration of gravity.
2. gravity (def. 5).
2. gourde; gourdes.
3. (specific) gravity.
6. going back to.
8. grain; grains.
9. gram; grams.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.