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NOUN (6)

1. long and light rowing boat; especially for racing;

2. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish;
[syn: spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance]

3. a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting;

4. tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain;

5. small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood;

6. a booking for musicians;
- Example: "they played a gig in New Jersey"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gig \Gig\, n. A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gig \Gig\, v. t. To fish with a gig. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gig \Gig\, n. [OE. gigge. Cf. Giglot.] A playful or wanton girl; a giglot. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gig \Gig\, n. [Cf. Icel. g[imac]gja fiddle, MHG. g[imac]ge, G. geige, Icel. geiga to take a wrong direction, rove at random, and E. jig.] 1. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play. [1913 Webster] Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) A long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the commanding officer; as, the captain's gig. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth. [1913 Webster] Gig machine, Gigging machine, Gig mill, or Napping machine. See Gig, 4. Gig saw. See Jig saw. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gig \Gig\, n. A job for a specified, usually short period of time; -- used especially for the temporary engagements of an entertainer, such as a jazz musician or a rock group; as, a one-week gig in Las Vegas. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gig \Gig\ (j[i^]g or g[i^]g), n. [Cf. OF. gigue. See Jig, n.] A fiddle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gig \Gig\ (g[i^]g), v. t. [Prob. fr. L. gignere to beget.] To engender. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gig n 1: long and light rowing boat; especially for racing 2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish [syn: spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance] 3: a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting 4: tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain 5: small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood 6: a booking for musicians; "they played a gig in New Jersey"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "gig": angle, appointment, bait the hook, berth, billet, bob, clam, dap, dib, dibble, drive, employment, engagement, fish, fly-fish, go fishing, grig, guddle, incumbency, jack, jacklight, jig, job, moonlighting, net, office, opening, place, position, post, second job, seine, service, shrimp, situation, spin, station, still-fish, tenure, torch, trawl, troll, vacancy, whale
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

gig /jig/, /gig/, n. [SI] See quantifiers.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

gigabyte gig (GB or colloquially "gig") A unit of data equal to one billion bytes but see binary prefix for other definitions. A gigabyte is 1000^3 bytes or 1000 megabytes. A human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons) contains about 1.5 gigabytes of data. 1000 gigabytes are one terabyte. See prefix. Human genome data content (http://bitesizebio.com/articles/how-much-information-is-stored-in-the-human-genome/). (2013-11-03)