[gaw-fer-ing, gof-er-] /ˈgɔ fər ɪŋ, ˈgɒf ər-/
[gof-er] /ˈgɒf ər/
an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women’s caps.
verb (used with object)
to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.
to press pleats into (a frill)
to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern
an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
the decoration formed by goffering books
the iron or tool used in making goffers
noun a thin crisp fan-shaped French wafer, often served alongside a dessert Usage Note cooking
[gaw-guh-mee-luh] /ˌgɔ gəˈmi lə/ noun 1. an ancient village in Assyria, E of Nineveh: Alexander the Great defeated Darius III here in 331 b.c. The battle is often mistakenly called “battle of Arbela.”.
[geyj] /geɪdʒ/ verb (used with object), gauged, gauging. 1. to determine the exact dimensions, capacity, quantity, or force of; measure. 2. to appraise, estimate, or judge. 3. to make conformable to a standard. 4. to mark or measure off; delineate. 5. to prepare or mix (plaster) with a definite proportion of plaster of Paris and […]
- Gauge boson
noun 1. (physics) a boson that mediates the interaction between elementary particles. There are several types: photons for electromagnetic interactions, W and Z intermediate vector bosons for weak interactions, and gravitons for gravitational interactions gauge boson (gāj) A boson that acts as a mediator of one of the fundamental forces of nature. The gauge bosons […]