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.


1. gay.
2. Psychol.general intelligence.
3. German.
4. good.


1. the seventh in order or in a series.
2. Music.
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.
4. Elect.
a. conductance.
b. gauss.
5. Physics.constant of gravitation. See under law of gravity.
6. Biochem.
a. glycine.
b. guanine.
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.
2. good.
3. gram; grams.
4. Electronics.grid.


Symbol, Physics.
1. See acceleration of gravity.
2. gravity (def. 5).


1. German.
2. gourde; gourdes.
3. (specific) gravity.
4. Gulf.


1. gauge.
2. gender.
3. general.
4. generally.
5. genitive.
6. going back to.
7. gold.
8. grain; grains.
9. gram; grams.
10. Football.guard.
11. Brit.guinea.
12. gun.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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