[jil-ee-uh n, -yuh n] /ˈdʒɪl i ən, -yən/
a female given name, form of .
fem. proper name, from French Juliane, from Latin Juliana (a saint’s name), fem. of Julianus, literally “of Julius.”
[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun 1. Scot. 2. . [gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun 1. a low-cut, tongueless shoe with loops instead of eyelets for the laces, which cross the instep and are sometimes tied around the ankle. /ˈɡɪlɪ/ noun (Scot) (pl) -lies 1. an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing 2. (formerly) a Highland chieftain’s […]
[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun 1. Scot. 2. . [gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun, plural gillies. Scot. 1. . [gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun, plural gillies. 1. a truck or wagon, especially one used to transport the equipment of a circus or carnival. verb (used with or without object), gillied, gillying. 2. to carry or be carried on […]
[gil-ing] /ˈgɪl ɪŋ/ noun, Textiles. 1. the process of attenuating worsted fibers and making them parallel by using a while combing. [gil] /gɪl/ noun 1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water. 2. Also called lamella. one of the radiating vertical plates on the underside of the cap […]
/ˈdʒɪljən/ noun 1. (Brit) (no longer in technical use) one thousand million US and Canadian equivalent billion Related Terms jillion unit /gil’y*n/ or /jil’y*n/ (From giga- by analogy with mega/million and tera/trillion) 10^9. Same as an American billion or a British “milliard”. How one pronounces this depends on whether one speaks giga- with a hard […]