Gaol in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is gaol a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word gaol is a Scrabble US word. The word gaol is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is gaol a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word gaol is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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Is gaol a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word gaol is a Words With Friends word. The word gaol is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Gaol

You can make 12 words from 'gaol' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'gaol'

GAOL 5GOAL 5

3 letters words from 'gaol'

AGO 4GAL 4
GOA 4LAG 4
LOG 4 

2 letters words from 'gaol'

AG 3AL 2
GO 3LA 2
LO 2 

All 4 letters words made out of gaol

gaol agol goal ogal aogl oagl galo aglo glao lgao algo lago gola ogla gloa lgoa olga loga aolg oalg alog laog olag loag

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gaol. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gaol.

Definitions and meaning of gaol

gaol

Etymology

From Middle English gayole, gajol, gaylle, gaille, gayle, gaile, via Old French gaiole, gayolle, gaole, from Medieval Latin gabiola, for Vulgar Latin *caveola, a diminutive of Latin cavea (cavity, coop, cage). See also cage.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒeɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

Noun

gaol (countable and uncountable, plural gaols)

  1. (Commonwealth of Nations) Dated spelling of jail.

Usage notes

Gaol was the more common spelling between about 1760 and 1830, and is still preferred in proper names in some regions. Most Australian newspapers use jail rather than gaol, citing either narrower print width or the possibility of transposing letters in gaol to produce goal. By far the most common spelling in Canada is jail, but a handful of legal writers use gaol; see for example [2], para. 26.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:jail

Verb

gaol (third-person singular simple present gaols, present participle gaoling, simple past and past participle gaoled)

  1. (Commonwealth of Nations) Dated spelling of jail.

Derived terms

  • engaol
  • gaoler

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Galo, Gola, Lago, Olga, algo, algo-, goal

Irish

Etymology

From Middle Irish gáel (relationship), from Proto-Celtic *gailos (compare Lithuanian gailùs (compassionate), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (gailjan, gladden), German geil (wanton)).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /ɡeːl̪ˠ/
  • (Connacht, Ulster) IPA(key): /ɡiːlˠ/

Noun

gaol m (genitive singular gaoil, nominative plural gaolta)

  1. relationship, kinship; kindred feeling
  2. relation, kin; relative
  3. relation between things, connection

Declension

Derived terms

  • salachar gaoil (distant relationship)
  • neasghaol (next of kin)
  • gaolmhar (associated; relative, related; cognate)

Mutation


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Middle Irish gáel (relationship), from Proto-Celtic *gailos; compare Lithuanian gailùs (compassionate); Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (gailjan, gladden), German geil (wanton).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɯːɫ̪/

Noun

gaol m (genitive singular gaoil, plural gaoil)

  1. love, affection
    (literally "is love at me on you")

Declension

Bare forms

Forms with the definite article

Usage notes

The love expressed by gaol is more intimate in nature than that of gràdh.

Derived terms

  • gabh gaol air
  • tha gaol agam ort

Mutation

References

  • MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911) An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language[3], Stirling, →ISBN

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to imprison.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)