Gag is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).
It also appears in the following palindromes:
- Ned, go gag Ogden.
- Gagne, I made Damien gag.
- Deer gag on nog -- agreed?
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gag:
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Gag is sometimes a misspelling of gauge.
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Definition of the noun gag
What does gag mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: gags
- a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
- example: he knows a million gags
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of gag: jape / jest / joke / laugh
- more generic words: humor / humour / wit / witticism / wittiness = a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
- more specific terms:
- thigh-slapper / sidesplitter / belly laugh / howler / scream / riot / wow = a joke that seems extremely funny
- dirty story / blue story / dirty joke / blue joke = an indelicate joke
- ethnic joke = a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
- funny remark / funny story / good story / funny = an account of an amusing incident
- in-joke = a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
- one-liner = a one-line joke
- shaggy dog story = a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
- sick joke = a joke in bad taste
- visual joke / sight gag = a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech
- part: laugh line / punch line / gag line / tag line = the point of a joke or humorous story
- restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
Alternative definition of the noun gag
- A device to restrain speech, such as a rag in the mouth secured with tape or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or strap.
- synonym: gag order
- [legal] An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject..
- A joke or other mischievous prank.
- A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
Definition of the verb gag
What does gag mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: gagged, gagging
- prevent from speaking out
- example: They want to gag the prisoners
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] Lora buttered the toast [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme] Lora buttered the toast with unsalted butter
Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): aromatize, asphalt, bait, black, blanket, blindfold, board, bread, brick, bridle, bronze, butter, buttonhole, calk, cap, carpet, caulk, chrome, clay, cloak, cork, crown, diaper, dope, drug, feather, fence, flour, forest, frame, fuel, garland, glaze, glove, graffiti, gravel, grease, groove, halter, harness, heel, ink, label, leash, leaven, lipstick, lubricate, mantle, mulch, muzzle, nickel, oil, ornament, paint, panel, paper, parquet, patch, pepper, perfume, plank, plaster, poison, polish, pomade, poster, postmark, powder, putty, robe, roof, rosin, rouge, rut, saddle, salt, salve, sand, seed, sequin, shawl, shingle, shoe, shutter, silver, slate, slipcover, sod, sole, spice, stain, starch, stopper, stress, string, stucco, sugar, sulphur, tag, tar, tarmac, tassel, thatch, ticket, tile, top, turf, varnish, veil, veneer, wallpaper, water, wax, whitewash, wreathe, yoke.
- lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
- synonym of gag: muzzle
- more generic terms: hush / hush up / quieten / shut up / silence / still = cause to be quiet or not talk
- be too tight; rub or press
- tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
- make jokes or quips
- struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
- cause to retch or choke
- make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
Alternative definition of the verb gag
- [intransitive] To experience the vomiting reflex.
- [rare] [context: U.S. Army, slang] To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration).
- [transitive] To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.
- [transitive, figuratively] To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.
"Gag" is a film, directed by Scott W. Mckinlay.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- genres: Horror, Slasher, Psychological thriller
- released in (9 years ago)
- "Gag" a.k.a. "G.A.G": Gag is an album released in 1984 by British musician Fad Gadget. It is a combination of electronica and industrial styles, and features the German band Einstürzende Neubauten on the second track, "Collapsing New People", which was also released as a single.
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- "Gag" is a musical album of Dennis Dreith, soundtrack.
- also known as Gag Soundtrack
- released on (9 years ago)
- "Gag" is a musical album of Controlled Bleeding.
- released in (25 years ago)
Gag a.k.a. Gage Airport is a town owned, public use airport located two nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Gage, a town in Ellis County, Oklahoma, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
- part of United States of America
- Gag: A gag is a device sometimes worn during sexual bondage and BDSM roleplay. Gags are usually associated with roleplays involving bondage, but that is not necessarily the case. The person who wears the gag is regarded as the submissive partner, while the one not wearing one is regarded as the dominant one.
- Gag: A gag is usually a device designed to prevent speech, often as a restraint device to stop the subject from calling for help. This is usually done by blocking the mouth, partially or completely, or attempting to prevent the tongue, lips, or jaw from moving in the normal patterns of speech. They are often less effective in reality than in crime fiction. They carry a strong risk of killing the victim by suffocation. The more "effective" a gag appears to be, the more hazardous it is: for example, duct tape is fairly effective but is hazardous if for some reason the subject cannot breathe freely through the nose.
- Gag a.k.a. Gagauz Language: Gagauz is a Turkic language spoken by the ethnic Gagauz people of Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey, and it is the official language of the Autonomous Region of Gagauzia in Moldova. Gagauz belongs to the Oghuz branch of Turkic languages, alongside Azeri, Turkmen, Crimean Tatar, and Turkish. Gagauz has two dialects, Bulgar Gagauzi and Maritime Gagauzi. Gagauz is a distinct language from Balkan Gagauz Turkish.
- also known as Gagauzi, Gagauz
- GAG is a GNU GPL boot loader for x86 computers. GAG does not need its own partition — it installs directly to the boot sector of Hard disk or floppy disk which allows it to survive to repartitioning or formatting. It is distributed as a bootable disk image, which makes it fully operating system-independent. It can be installed from a CD-ROM or from a linux terminal too.
- license: GNU General Public License
- official website: www.gag.sourceforge.net
- Gag: In the context of surgery or dental surgery, a gag is a device used to hold the patient's mouth open when working in the oral cavity, or to force the mouth open when it cannot open naturally because of forward dislocation of the jaw joint's intraarticular cartilage pad. Applications for medical gags include oral surgery and airway management. Gag designs, like other medical instrument designs, are often named after their inventors. Common examples of medical gags include the Jennings, Whitehead, and Hallam gags.
Phrases with Gag
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gag
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by Eric O. Freed
Gag is the major structural protein of HIV and its expression alone in cells is sufficient to drive the assembly of virus-like particles (VLPs).
Isn’t that Clever (2017)
A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy by Steven Gimbel
A gag is a machine—extra parts do not help, they hinder the functioning of the equipment. A quality gag includes all and only what it needs. Extraneous words or ideas only get in the way of the ability of the utterance to achieve its illocutionary ...
Comedy and Pain by L. Peacock
This time, however, while the gag is the samethe viewer's responseis likely to be different because itis ...
Chaplin's War Trilogy (2014)
An Evolving Lens in Three Dark Comedies, 1918-1947 by Wes D. Gehring
The first gag is the best and takes an awful sock at the talkies.”14 The New York Sun described the scene as a “devastating gag showing Mr. Chaplin's opinion ofthe talkies as a succession ofimpressionistic noises.”15 Yet, there is an old axiom ...
A Geographic and Historical Guide by Maurice Charney
Running Gags A running gag is a joke that repeats, with variations throughout the cartoon.
by Hensleigh Wedgwood
Dictionary of Film Terms (2006)
The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art by Frank Eugene Beaver
Running gag A repetitive comic element in a motion picture.
by Andrew Robertson
RELATED ENTRIES THIS VOLUME Abolitionist Movement; Adams, John Quincy The “Pinckney gag” thus served an important partisan function, for it enabled Democrats in the North, especially New Yorkers, who favored it by a margin of 25 to ...
by A.J. Larner
Gag Reflex The gag reflex is elicited by touching the posterior pharyngeal wall, tonsillar area, or the base of the tongue, with the tip of a thin wooden ('orange') stick. Depressing the tongue with a wooden spatula, and the use of a torch for ...
Encyclopedia of Cell Biology (2015)
gp41 gp120 Gag Pol IN RT PR MA CA NC p6 Env Scale bar, 100 nm. (b) Diagram of the structure of a mature HIV particle, showing the location of the major viral proteins and the host cell-derived lipid envelope. (c) Organization of the HIV-1 ...
Encyclopedia of Virology (1999)
by Allan Granoff, Robert G. Webster
As with all simple retroviruses, MuLV genomes contain three genes: 5′-gag-pol- env-3′. The gag gene encodes the capsid proteins: a matrix protein (MA or p15, c. 15 kDa), a capsid protein (CA or p30, c. 30 kDa), a nucleocapsid protein (NC ...
by Brian W.J. Mahy, Marc H.V. van Regenmortel
The gag, pro, and pol products are generally produced from a nested set of primary translation products. For pro and pol, translation involves bypassing translational termination signals by ribosomal frameshifting or by readthrough at the ...
by Robert C. Smith
gag rule In 1837 the DEMOCRATIC PARTY in CONGRESS secured passage of the following resolution: “All petitions, memorials, resolutions or papers relating in any way or to any extent to the subject of slavery shall, without either being ...
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Usage statistics about gag
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gag:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb gag:
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Gays Against Guns protesting the Las Vegas mass shooting.
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- Gag Grouper
Jim Higgins holding a gag grouper while fishing off the coast of Carrabelle.
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- Gag cigarette, New Year's, London
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- Mouth gag
Not a torture device, but used to keep the mouth open during tooth extractions or while removing items lodged in the throat.
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- Party Gag
Next time you have a party, pull everything out of your medicine cabinet and stock it with those little free sample bottles.
See if someone says something?
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- Gag Meaning
Video shows what gag means. group specific antigens. gag synonyms: gag order, Wikisaurus:joke. gag pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...
- Whipcracker Gag With Explanation - Jim Vogelsang and Tammy Parish (From "Be A Clown" VHS) 1987 RBBB
Ringling Legends Jim Vogelsang and Tammy Parish perform then explain how the classic American Circus Clown Gag called "The Whipcracker" works for ...
- Nose Blowing Gag with Explanation
- Trap Door Gag - Demo & Explanation
- Gag Choice Rant And Explanation
- Simon Gag - Meaning [Tech-House]
Simon Gag's new single Meaning with a promo sample. Buy this Tech-House record at: iTunes: ...
- A Shudder, An Explanation, and A Gag
- Simon Gag - Language [Tech-House]
Simon Gag's new single Language with a promo sample. Buy this Tech-House record at: iTunes: ...
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Scrabble value of G2A1G2
The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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