Words whose third letter is G

Aegophony(n.) Same as Egophony.

Algaroth(n.) A term used for the Powder of Algaroth, a white powder which is a compound of trichloride and trioxide of antimony. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic, purgative, and diaphoretic.

Angelophany(n.) The actual appearance of an angel to man.

Anger(n.) Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc.

Angiography(n.) A description of blood vessels and lymphatics.

Angiology(n.) That part of anatomy which treats of blood vessels and lymphatics.

Angiotomy(n.) Dissection of the blood vessels and lymphatics of the body.

Angler(n.) A fish (Lophius piscatorius), of Europe and America, having a large, broad, and depressed head, with the mouth very large. Peculiar appendages on the head are said to be used to entice fishes within reach. Called also fishing frog, frogfish, toadfish, goosefish, allmouth, monkfish, etc.

Anglesite(n.) A native sulphate of lead. It occurs in white or yellowish transparent, prismatic crystals.

Anglicism(n.) An English idiom; a phrase or form language peculiar to the English.

Anglophobia(n.) Intense dread of, or aversion to, England or the English.

Argentite(n.) Sulphide of silver; -- also called vitreous silver, or silver glance. It has a metallic luster, a lead-gray color, and is sectile like lead.

Argo(n.) A large constellation in the southern hemisphere, called also Argo Navis. In modern astronomy it is replaced by its three divisions, Carina, Puppis, and Vela.

Argon(n.) A substance regarded as an element, contained in the atmosphere and remarkable for its chemical inertness.

Argonaut(n.) A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta.

Argonauta(n.) A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus or paper sailor.

Argus(n.) A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species (A. giganteus) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species A. Grayi inhabits Borneo.

Augur(n.) An official diviner who foretold events by the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena, certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences.

Augur(n.) One who foretells events by omens; a soothsayer; a diviner; a prophet.

Bogle(n.) A goblin; a specter; a frightful phantom; a bogy; a bugbear.

Bugbear(v. t.) To alarm with idle phantoms.

Cogent(p. a.) Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful.

Cygnus(n.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan.

Daguerreotype(n.) An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.

Degradation(n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.

Degrade(v. t.) To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.

Digamma(n.) A letter (/, /) of the Greek alphabet, which early fell into disuse.

Diglyph(n.) A projecting face like the triglyph, but having only two channels or grooves sunk in it.

Digram(n.) A digraph.

Digraph(n.) Two signs or characters combined to express a single articulated sound; as ea in head, or th in bath.

Digraphic(a.) Of or pertaining to a digraph.

Dogmatic(n.) One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.

Eagle(n.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik / imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle

Engine(n.) A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.

Ergotine() A powerful astringent alkaloid extracted from ergot as a brown, amorphous, bitter substance. It is used to produce contraction of the uterus.

Eugenin(n.) A colorless, crystal

Eugenol(n.) A colorless, aromatic, liquid hydrocarbon, C10H12O2 resembling the phenols, and hence also called eugenic acid. It is found in the oils of pimento and cloves.

Figurate(a.) Figurative; metaphorical.

Figurative(a.) Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions.

Figure(n.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement.

Figure(n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.

Figwort(n.) A genus of herbaceous plants (Scrophularia), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See Brownwort.

Fog(n.) Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It differs from cloud only in being near the ground, and from mist in not approaching so nearly to fine rain. See Cloud.

Foggy(superl.) Filled or abounding with fog, or watery exhalations; misty; as, a foggy atmosphere; a foggy morning.

Fugue(n.) A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.

Gag(n.) A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion.

Goggler(n.) A carangoid oceanic fish (Trachurops crumenophthalmus), having very large and prominent eyes; -- called also goggle-eye, big-eyed scad, and cicharra.

Hagiographa(n. pl.) The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law and the Prophets. It comprises Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.

Hagiographa(n. pl.) The lives of the saints.

Hagiographal() Pertaining to the hagiographa, or to sacred writings.

Hagiographer(n.) One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints.

Hagiography(n.) Same Hagiographa.

Hagiologist(n.) One who treats of the sacred writings; a writer of the lives of the saints; a hagiographer.

Hegelism(n.) The system of logic and philosophy set forth by Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).

High(superl.) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.

High-pressure(a.) Having or involving a pressure greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere; -- said of steam, air, water, etc., and of steam, air, or hydraulic engines, water wheels, etc.

Hogweed(n.) In England, the Heracleum Sphondylium.

Hugger-mugger(n.) Privacy; secrecy. Commonly in the phrase in hugger-mugger, with haste and secrecy.

Hygrograph(n.) An instrument for recording automatically the variations of the humidity of the atmosphere.

Hygrometer(n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of moisture of the atmosphere.

Hygrometry(n.) That branch of physics which relates to the determination of the humidity of bodies, particularly of the atmosphere, with the theory and use of the instruments constructed for this purpose.

Hygrophanous(a.) Having such a structure as to be diaphanous when moist, and opaque when dry.

Hygrophthalmic(a.) Serving to moisten the eye; -- sometimes applied to the lachrymal ducts.

Hygroscope(n.) An instrument which shows whether there is more or less moisture in the atmosphere, without indicating its amount.

Hygroscopic(a.) Having the property of readily inbibing moisture from the atmosphere, or of the becoming coated with a thin film of moisture, as glass, etc.

Inglobate(a.) In the form of a globe or sphere; -- applied to nebulous matter collected into a sphere by the force of gravitation.

Lag(a.) Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end.

Lagena(n.) The terminal part of the cochlea in birds and most reptiles; an appendage of the sacculus, corresponding to the cochlea, in fishes and amphibians.

Lagomorph(n.) One of the Lagomorpha.

Lagemorpha(n. pl.) A group of rodents, including the hares. They have four incisors in the upper jaw. Called also Duplicidentata.

Lagophthalmia(n.) Alt. of Lagophthalmos

Lagophthalmos(n.) A morbid condition in which the eye stands wide open, giving a peculiar staring appearance.

Leg(n.) A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.

Legacy(n.) A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.

Legible(a.) Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript.

Ligament(n.) A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach.

Light(superl.) Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.

Light-horseman(n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus, remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.

Lighthouse(n.) A tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night; a pharos.

Lightning(n.) A discharge of atmospheric electricity, accompanied by a vivid flash of light, commonly from one cloud to another, sometimes from a cloud to the earth. The sound produced by the electricity in passing rapidly through the atmosphere constitutes thunder.

Loggerhead(n.) A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar.

Logogram(n.) A word letter; a phonogram, that, for the sake of brevity, represents a word; as, |, i. e., t, for it. Cf. Grammalogue.

Logographer(n.) A chronicler; one who writes history in a condensed manner with short simple sentences.

Logographer(n.) One skilled in logography.

Logographic(a.) Alt. of Logographical

Logographical(a.) Of or pertaining to logography.

Logography(n.) A method of printing in which whole words or syllables, cast as single types, are used.

Logography(n.) A mode of reporting speeches without using shorthand, -- a number of reporters, each in succession, taking down three or four words.

Logogriph(n.) A sort of riddle in which it is required to discover a chosen word from various combinations of its letters, or of some of its letters, which form other words; -- thus, to discover the chosen word chatter form cat, hat, rat, hate, rate, etc.

Magazine(n.) A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.

Magdala(a.) Designating an orange-red dyestuff obtained from naphthylamine, and called magdala red, naphthalene red, etc.


Magi(n. pl.) A caste of priests, philosophers, and magicians, among the ancient Persians; hence, any holy men or sages of the East.

Magilp(n.) Alt. of Magilph

Magilph(n.) See Megilp.

Magister(n.) Master; sir; -- a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts.

Magma(n.) The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.

Magnate() A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere.

Magnesium(n.) A light silver-white metallic element, malleable and ductile, quite permanent in dry air but tarnishing in moist air. It burns, forming (the oxide) magnesia, with the production of a blinding light (the so-called magnesium light) which is used in signaling, in pyrotechny, or in photography where a strong actinic illuminant is required. Its compounds occur abundantly, as in dolomite, talc, meerschaum, etc. Symbol Mg. Atomic weight, 24.4. Specific gravity, 1.75.

Magnetism(n.) The science which treats of magnetic phenomena.

Magnetograph(n.) An automatic instrument for registering, by photography or otherwise, the states and variations of any of the terrestrial magnetic elements.

Magnetomotor(n.) A voltaic series of two or more large plates, producing a great quantity of electricity of low tension, and hence adapted to the exhibition of electro-magnetic phenomena.

Megacephalic(a.) Alt. of Megacephalous

Megacephalous(a.) Large headed; -- applied to animals, and to plants when they have large flower heads.

Megalophonous(a.) Having a loud voice.

Megaphone(n.) A device to magnify sound, or direct it in a given direction in a greater volume, as a very large funnel used as an ear trumpet or as a speaking trumpet.

Megaphyton(n.) An extinct genus of tree ferns with large, two-ranked leaves, or fronds.

Megilp(n.) Alt. of Megilph

Megilph(n.) A gelatinous compound of linseed oil and mastic varnish, used by artists as a vehicle for colors.

Nightingale(n.) A larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species.

Nigrosine(n.) A dark blue dyestuff

Angioma(n.) A tumor composed chiefly of dilated blood or lymph vessels.

Argon(n.) A colorless, odorless gas occurring in the air (of which it constitutes 0.93 per cent by volume), in volcanic gases, etc.; -- so named on account of its inertness by Rayleigh and Ramsay, who prepared and examined it in 1894-95. Symbol, A; at. wt., 39.9. Argon is condensible to a colorless liquid boiling at -186.1? C. and to a solid melting at -189.6? C. It has a characteristic spectrum. No compounds of it are known, but there is physical evidence that its molecule is monatomic.

Ergograph(n.) An instrument for measuring and recording the work done by a single muscle or set of muscles, the rate of fatigue, etc.

Fog(n.) Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear.

Jag(n.) Enough liquor to make a man noticeably drunk; a small "load;" a time or case of drunkeness; -- esp. in phr. To have a jag on, to be drunk.

Lag(n.) The failing behind or retardation of one phenomenon with respect to another to which it is closely related; as, the lag of magnetization compared with the magnetizing force (hysteresis); the lag of the current in an alternating circuit behind the impressed electro-motive force which produced it.

Leg(n.) A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.

Megalocephalia(n.) Alt. of Megalocephaly

Megalocephaly(n.) The condition of having an abnormally large head.

Megascopical(a.) Enlarged or magnified; -- said of images or of photographic pictures, etc.

Negroid(n.) A member of any one of several East African tribes whose physical characters show an admixture with other races.

Vignetter(n.) A device used by photographers in printing vignettes, consisting of a screen of paper or glass with a central aperture the edges of which become opaque by intensible gradations.

Oogonium(n.) A special cell in certain cryptogamous plants containing oospheres, as in the rockweeds (Fucus), and the orders Vaucherieae and Peronosporeae.

Organogen(n.) A name given to any one of the four elements, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, which are especially characteristic ingredients of organic compounds; also, by extension, to other elements sometimes found in the same connection; as sulphur, phosphorus, etc.

Organogenesis(n.) The germ history of the organs and systems of organs, -- a branch of morphogeny.

Organographic(a.) Alt. of Organographical

Organographical(a.) Of or pertaining to organography.

Organographist(n.) One versed in organography.

Organography(n.) A description of the organs of animals or plants.

Organology(n.) That branch of biology which treats, in particular, of the organs of animals and plants. See Morphology.

Organum(n.) An organ or instrument; hence, a method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted; -- a term adopted from the Aristotelian writers by Lord Bacon, as the title ("Novum Organon") of part of his treatise on philosophical method.

Organophyly(n.) The tribal history of organs, -- a branch of morphophyly.

Organotrophic(a.) Relating to the creation, organization, and nutrition of living organs or parts.

Peg(n.) A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."

Pegmatite(n.) Graphic granite. See under Granite.

Pegmatitic(a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, pegmatite; as, the pegmatic structure of certain rocks resembling graphic granite.

Pigment(n.) Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.

Regalia(n. pl.) That which belongs to royalty. Specifically: (a) The rights and prerogatives of a king. (b) Royal estates and revenues. (c) Ensings, symbols, or paraphernalia of royalty.

Regian(n.) An upholder of kingly authority; a royalist.

Region(n.) Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere.

Register(n.) The part of a telegraphic apparatus which records automatically the message received.

Register(n.) The correspondence or adjustment of the several impressions in a design which is printed in parts, as in chromolithographic printing, or in the manufacture of paper hangings. See Register, v. i. 2.

Regular(a.) Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules.

Rogue(n.) An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage.

Rugged(n.) Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc.

Rugosa(n. pl.) An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid.

Sage(n.) A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.

Sigaultian(a.) Pertaining to Sigault, a French physician. See Symphyseotomy.

Sight-hole(n.) A hole for looking through; a peephole.

Signature(v. t.) Especially, the name of any person, written with his own hand, employed to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his wishes or intentions; a sign manual; an autograph.

Signature(v. t.) A resemblance between the external characters of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; -- supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.

Signature(v. t.) A letter or figure placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet of a book or pamphlet, as a direction to the binder in arranging and folding the sheets.

Suggestion(n.) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.

Vegetal(a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that class of vital phenomena, such as digestion, absorption, assimilation, secretion, excretion, circulation, generation, etc., which are common to plants and animals, in distinction from sensation and volition, which are peculiar to animals.

Vegetality(n.) The quality or state of being vegetal, or exhibiting those physiological phenomena which are common to plants and animals. See Vegetal, a., 2.

Vignette(n.) A decorative design, originally representing vine branches or tendrils, at the head of a chapter, of a manuscript or printed book, or in a similar position; hence, by extension, any small picture in a book; hence, also, as such pictures are often without a definite bounding

Vignette(v. t.) To make, as an engraving or a photograph, with a border or edge insensibly fading away.

Vigor(n.) Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy.

Vigorous(a.) Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant.

Vogue(n.) The way or fashion of people at any particular time; temporary mode, custom, or practice; popular reception for the time; -- used now generally in the phrase in vogue.

Wagnerite(n.) A fluophosphate of magnesia, occurring in yellowish crystals, and also in massive forms.

Wagon(v. i.) To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs.

Yogi(n.) A follower of the yoga philosophy; an ascetic.

Zygantrum(n.) See under Zygosphene.

Zygapophyses(pl. ) of Zygapophysis

Zygapophysis(n.) One of the articular processes of a vertebra, of which there are usually four, two anterior and two posterior. See under Vertebra.

Zygenid(n.) Any one of numerous species of moths of the family Zygaenidae, most of which are bright colored. The wood nymph and the vine forester are examples. Also used adjectively.

Zygomorphic(a.) Alt. of Zygomorphous

Zygomorphous(a.) Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.

Zygosphene(n.) A median process on the front part of the neural arch of the vertebrae of most snakes and some lizards, which fits into a fossa, called the zygantrum, on the back part of the arch in front.

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