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Dictionary Definition

gan See gin [also: ganning, ganned]gin


1 strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
2 a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose [syn: snare, noose]
3 a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers [syn: cotton gin]
4 a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points [syn: gin rummy, knock rummy]


1 separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
2 trap with a snare; "gin game" [also: ginning, ginned, gan]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /gæn/


From gan.


  1. To go.


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Extensive Definition

Gan may refer to:
  • A Romanization of the Chinese character 甘 (Gān), an abbreviation for Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China
  • A Romanization of the Chinese character 赣 (Gàn), an abbreviation for:
    • Gan River
    • Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China, through which the river flows
    • Gan (linguistics) varieties of Chinese, which are concentrated in and form the typical speech of Jiangxi
    • gan is the ISO 639-3 language code for Gan
  • Gan (deity) a deity worshipped in the vicinity of Thistle Mountain, in Guangxi Province, China.
  • Gan (Stephen King), the creative overforce in The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
  • GAN (cycling team), a French cycling team
  • GaN, Gallium(III) nitride, a direct-bandgap semiconductor material of wurtzite crystal structure
  • .gan, the file extension for documents created by GanttProject
In places:
In fictional characters:
  • Olag Gan, a fictional character in the British television series Blake's 7
  • Gan Isurugi, a fictional character from the Rival Schools video game series
GAN as an acronym may refer to:
gan in German: Gan
gan in Spanish: GAN
gan in French: GAN
gan in Italian: GAN
gan in Dutch: Gan
gan in Kölsch: GAN (Watt ėßß datt?)
gan in Slovak: Gan
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