Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Gybe (jīb) noun & v. See Gibe .

Gybe transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Gybed (jībd); present participle & verbal noun Gybing .] [ See Jibe .] (Nautical) To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; -- said of the boom of a fore-and-aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the sail fills on the opposite side. [ Also jibe .]

Gye (gī or gē) transitive verb [ Old French guier ; of German origin. See Guide , and confer Guy .] To guide; to govern. [ Obsolete]

Discreet enough his country for to gye .

Gyle (gīl) noun [ French guiller to ferment. Confer Guillevat .] Fermented wort used for making vinegar.

Gyle tan (Brewing) , a large vat in which wort ferments.

Gym'norhinal (-rī"n a l) adjective [ Greek gymno`s naked + "ri`s , "rino`s , the nose.] (Zoology) Having unfeathered nostrils, as certain birds.

Gymnal (gĭm"n a l) adjective & noun Same as Gimmal .

Gymnasiarch (jĭm*nā"zĭ*ärk) noun [ Latin gymnasiarchus , Greek gymnasi`archos ; gymna`sion + 'a`rchein to govern: confer French gymnasiarque .] (Gr. Antiq.) An Athenian officer who superintended the gymnasia, and provided the oil and other necessaries at his own expense.

Gymnasium (-zĭ*ŭm or - zhĭ*ŭm; 277) noun ; plural English Gymnasiums (-ŭmz), Latin Gymnasia (-ȧ). [ Latin , from Greek gymna`sion , from gymna`zein to exercise (naked), from gymno`s naked.]
1. A place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics.

2. A school for the higher branches of literature and science; a preparatory school for the university; -- used esp. of German schools of this kind.

More like ordinary schools of gymnasia than universities.

Gymnast (jĭm"nȧst) noun [ Greek gymnasth`s a trainer of athletes: confer French gymnaste . See Gymnasium .] One who teaches or practices gymnastic exercises; the manager of a gymnasium; an athlete.

Gymnastic (jĭm*năs"tĭk), Gym*nas"tic*al (-tĭ*k a l) adjective [ Latin gymnasticus , Greek gymnastiko`s : confer French gymnastique . See Gymnasium .] Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; -- said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; also, pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect; athletic; as, gymnastic exercises, contests, etc.

Gymnastic noun A gymnast. [ Obsolete]

Gymnastically adverb In a gymnastic manner.

Gymnastics (-tĭks) noun Athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises; also, disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character.

Gymnic (jĭm"nĭk), Gym"nic*al (- nĭ*k a l) adjective [ Latin gymnicus , Greek gymniko`s : confer French gymnique . See Gymmasium .] Athletic; gymnastic. [ Obsolete]

Have they not swordplayers, and every sort
Of gymnic artists, wrestlers, riders, runners?

Gymnic noun Athletic exercise. [ Obsolete] Burton.

Gymnite (-nīt) noun [ Greek gymno`s naked. So called as coming from the Bare Hills, Maryland.] (Min.) A hydrous silicate of magnesia.

Gymnoblastea (jĭm`no*blăs"te*ȧ) noun plural [ New Latin from Greek gymno`s naked + blasta`nein to sprout.] (Zoology) The Athecata; -- so called because the medusoid buds are not inclosed in a capsule.

Gymnoblastic (-tĭk) adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Gymnoblastea.

Gymnocarpous (-kär"pŭs) adjective [ Greek gymno`s naked + karpo`s fruit.] (Botany) Naked-fruited, the fruit either smooth or not adherent to the perianth. Gray.

Gymnochroa (jĭm*nŏk"ro*ȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + chro`a skin, body.] (Zoology) A division of Hydroidea including the hydra. See Hydra .

Gymnocladus (jĭm*nŏ"lȧ*dŭs) noun [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + kla`dos a branch.] (Botany) A genus of leguminous plants; the Kentucky coffee tree. The leaves are cathartic, and the seeds a substitute for coffee.

Gymnocopa (jĭm`no*kō"pȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + kw`ph an oar.] (Zoology) A group of transparent, free-swimming Annelida, having setæ only in the cephalic appendages.

Gymnocyte (jĭm"no*sīt) noun [ Greek gymno`s naked + ky`tos a hollow vessel.] (Biol.) A cytode without a proper cell wall, but with a nucleus. Haeckel.

Gymnocytode (jĭm`no*sī"tōd) noun [ Greek gymno`s naked + English cytode .] (Biol.) A cytode without either a cell wall or a nucleus. Haeckel.

Gymnodont (jĭm"no*dŏnt) noun [ Greek gymno`s naked + 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , tooth.] (Zoology) One of a group of plectognath fishes ( Gymnodontes ), having the teeth and jaws consolidated into one or two bony plates, on each jaw, as the diodonts and tetradonts. See Bur fish , Globefish , Diodon .

Gymnogen (-jĕn) noun [ Greek gymno`s naked + -gen .] (Botany) One of a class of plants, so called by Lindley, because the ovules are fertilized by direct contact of the pollen. Same as Gymnosperm .

Gymnoglossa (-glŏs"sȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + glw^ssa tongue.] (Zoology) A division of gastropods in which the odontophore is without teeth.

Gymnolæma (-lē"mȧ), Gym`no*læ"ma*ta (-mȧ*tȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + laimo`s the throat.] (Zoology) An order of Bryozoa, having no epistome.

Gymnonoti (-nō"tī) noun plural [ New Latin from Greek gymno`s naked + nw^tos the back.] (Zoology) The order of fishes which includes the Gymnotus or electrical eel. The dorsal fin is wanting.

Gymnophiona (-fī"o*nȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + 'ofio`neos serpentlike.] (Zoology) An order of Amphibia, having a long, annulated, snakelike body. See Ophiomorpha .

Gymnophthalmata (- nŏf*thăl"mȧ*tȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + 'ofqalmo`s the eye.] (Zoology) A group of acalephs, including the naked-eyed medusæ; the hydromedusæ. Most of them are known to be the free-swimming progeny (gonophores) of hydroids.

Gymnoplast (jĭm"no*plăst) noun [ Greek gymno`s naked + pla`ssein to shape, mold.] (Biol.) A cell or mass of protoplasm devoid of an envelope, as a white blood corpuscle.

Gymnopædic (-pĕd"ĭk or - pē"dĭk) adjective [ Greek gymno`s naked + pai^s , paido`s , a child.] (Zoology) Having young that are naked when hatched; psilopædic; -- said of certain birds.

Gymnosomata (-sō"mȧ*tȧ or - sŏm"ȧ*tȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + sw^ma , sw`matos , the body.] (Zoology) One of the orders of Pteropoda. They have no shell.

Gymnosophist (jĭm*nŏs"o*fĭst) noun [ Greek gymnosofisth`s ; gymno`s naked + sofisth`s philosopher; confer French gymnosophiste .] One of a sect of philosophers, said to have been found in India by Alexander the Great, who went almost naked, denied themselves the use of flesh, renounced bodily pleasures, and employed themselves in the contemplation of nature.

Gymnosophy (-fȳ) noun The doctrines of the Gymnosophists. Good.

Gymnosperm (jĭm"no*spẽrm) noun (Botany) A plant that bears naked seeds ( i. e. , seeds not inclosed in an ovary), as the common pine and hemlock. Confer Angiosperm .

Gymnospermous (-spẽr"mŭs) adjective [ Greek gymno`spermos ; gymno`s naked + spe`rma seed: confer French gymnosperme .] (Botany) (a) Having naked seeds, or seeds not inclosed in a capsule or other vessel. (b) Belonging to the class of plants consisting of gymnosperms.

Gymnotoka (jĭm*nŏt"o*kȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + to`kos a bringing forth.] (Zoology) The Athecata.

Gymnotus (jĭm*nō"tŭs) noun [ New Latin , from Greek gymno`s naked + nw^tos the back: confer French gymnote .] (Zoology) A genus of South American fresh-water fishes, including the Gymnotus electricus , or electric eel. It has a greenish, eel-like body, and is possessed of electric power.

One fearful shock, fearful but momentary, like that from the electric blow of the gymnotus .
De Quincey.

Gyn (gĭn) intransitive verb To begin. [ Obsolete] See Gin .

Gynœcium (jĭ*nē"sĭ*ŭm or -shĭ*ŭm) noun [ New Latin , from Greek gynh` a woman + oi^kos house.] (Botany) The pistils of a flower, taken collectively. See Illust. of Carpophore .

Gynander (jĭ*năn"dẽr) noun [ See Gynandrian .] (Botany) A plant having the stamens inserted in the pistil.

Gynandria (-drĭ*ȧ) noun plural [ New Latin See Gynandrian .] (Botany) A class of plants in the Linnæan system, whose stamens grow out of, or are united with, the pistil.

Gynandrian (- a n), Gy*nan"drous (- drŭs) adjective [ Greek gy`nandros of doubtful sex; gynh` a woman + 'anh`r , 'andro`s , man: confer French gynandre .] (Botany) Having stamens inserted in the pistil; belonging to the class Gynandria .

Gynandromorph (-dro*môrf) noun (Zoology) An animal affected with gynandromorphism.

Gynandromorphism (- môr"fĭz'm), noun [ Greek gynh` a woman, female + 'anh`r , 'andro`s , a man, male + morfh` form.] (Zoology) An abnormal condition of certain animals, in which one side has the external characters of the male, and the other those of the female.

Gynæceum (jĭn`e*sē"ŭm), Gyn`æ*ci"um (jĭn`e*sī"ŭm) noun [ Latin , from Greek gynaikei^on women's apartments, from gynh` a woman.] That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated to women. [ Written also gyneceum , gynecium .] Tennyson.

Gynæcian (jĭ*nē"sh a n) adjective The same as Gynecian .

Gynæcophore (jĭ*nē"ko*fōr) noun [ Greek gynaikei^on the women's apartments + fe`rein to bear.] (Zoology) A ventral canal or groove, in which the males of some diœcious trematodes carry the female. See Illust. of Hæmatozoa .