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3 letters words from 'gel'

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2 letters words from 'gel'

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All 3 letters words made out of gel

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Definitions and meaning of gel

gel

Etymology 1

Coined by Thomas Graham in the mid 19th century as a clipping of gelatin, from French gélatine, from Italian gelatina, diminutive form of gelata (iced), from Latin gelata, past participle of gelo (to freeze), from gelu (frost), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jĕl, IPA(key): /dʒɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl
  • Homophones: jel, jell

Noun

gel (countable and uncountable, plural gels)

  1. A semi-solid to almost solid colloid of a solid and a liquid, such as jelly, cheese or opal.
  2. Any gel intended for a particular cosmetic use, such as for styling the hair.
Derived terms
Translations
See also

For more information on classification of colloids, see Wikipedia article on colloids

Verb

gel (third-person singular simple present gels, present participle gelling, simple past and past participle gelled)

  1. (transitive) To apply (cosmetic) gel to (the hair, etc).
  2. (intransitive) To become a gel.
  3. (intransitive) To develop a rapport.
    He was a nice guy, and I got on OK with his friends, but the two of us never really gelled.
Translations

See also

  • aerosol
  • colloid
  • emulsion
  • foam
  • sol

Etymology 2

Imitative of upper-class British pronunciation of girl.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gĕl, IPA(key): /ɡɛl/

Noun

gel (plural gels)

  1. (Britain) A girl.

Anagrams

  • ELG, ElG, leg, leg.

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin gelū, from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈʒɛl/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛl/

Noun

gel m (plural gels)

  1. ice
    Synonym: glaç
  2. gel

Related terms

  • gelar

Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • ghéel (Sette Comuni)

Etymology

From Middle High German gël, from Old High German gelo, from Proto-West Germanic *gelu, from Proto-Germanic *gelwaz (yellow). Cognate with German gelb, English yellow.

Adjective

gel

  1. (Luserna) yellow

References

  • “gel” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Dutch

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛl/, /dʒɛl/

Noun

gel m or n (plural gels)

  1. gel (suspension of solid in liquid)
  2. gel (cosmetic preparation)

Anagrams

  • leg

Dutch Low Saxon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːl/

Adjective

gel

  1. yellow

French

Etymology

From Latin gelū, from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold). For the sense of "gel", cf. English gel; compare gélatine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛl/

Noun

gel m (plural gels)

  1. frost
    Synonym: givre
  2. gel (suspension of solid in liquid)
  3. gel (cosmetic preparation)

Derived terms

Related terms

See also

  • glace

Further reading

  • “gel” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

gel (comparative geler, superlative am gelsten)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative spelling of gehl, alternative form of gelb (yellow)

Declension


German Low German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːl/

Adjective

gel

  1. Alternative spelling of geel

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /cɛːl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːl

Noun

gel n (genitive singular gels, no plural)

  1. gel

Declension


Nalca

Noun

gel

  1. woman
  2. wife

Old French

Alternative forms

  • jel

Contraction

gel

  1. Contraction of ge + le (I [] it)

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *gelos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₂- (to shine).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʲel/

Adjective

gel

  1. bright
  2. clear
  3. white

Declension

Derived terms

  • aingel

Descendants

  • Irish: geal
  • Manx: gial
  • Scottish Gaelic: geal

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 gel”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *gailaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰoylos (frothing, tempestuous, wanton). Cognate with Old English gāl, Dutch geil (salacious, lustful), Old High German geil (German geil (lustful)), Old Norse geiligr (beautiful).

Adjective

gēl (comparative gēloro, superlative gēlost)

  1. wanton, lustful; wicked

Declension





Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from French gel, cf. English gel, gelatine.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛw

Noun

gel m (plural géis or geles (rare))

  1. gel (suspension of solid in liquid)

Spanish

Etymology

From gelatina or borrowed from French gel, cf. English gel, gelatine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxel/

Noun

gel m (plural geles)

  1. gel (semi-solid colloid of a solid and a liquid)
  2. gel (cosmetic gel, especially body wash)

Derived terms

  • aerogel

Further reading

  • “gel” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English girl.

Noun

gel

  1. girl

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɟɛl/, [ɟæl]

Verb

gel

  1. second-person singular imperative of gelmek

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to become like a jelly.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)