Dictionary.com

gi

or gie

[ gee ]
/ gi /
Save This Word!

noun

a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of gi

1970–75; shortening of Japanese jūdō-gi jujitsu garb, equivalent to jūdōjudo + -gi, combining form of ki to wear

Definition for gi (2 of 5)

Gi

gilbert; gilberts.

Definition for gi (3 of 5)

Origin of GI

1915–20; originally abbreviation of galvanized iron, used in U.S. Army bookkeeping in entering articles (e.g., trash cans) made of it; later extended to all articles issued (as an assumed abbreviation of government issue) and finally to soldiers themselves

Definition for gi (4 of 5)

gi.

abbreviation

gill; gills.

Definition for gi (5 of 5)

G.I.

abbreviation

galvanized iron.
gastrointestinal.
general issue.
government issue.
Also GI, g.i.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use gi in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gi (1 of 5)

gi1
/ (ɡiː) /

noun

a loose-fitting white suit worn in judo, karate, and other martial artsa karate gi

Word Origin for gi

from Japanese -gi costume, from ki to wear

British Dictionary definitions for gi (2 of 5)

gi2

the internet domain name for

Gibraltar

British Dictionary definitions for gi (3 of 5)

Gi
/ electronics /

abbreviation for

gilbert

British Dictionary definitions for gi (4 of 5)

GI1

noun US informal

plural GIs or GI's a soldier in the US Army, esp an enlisted man

adjective

conforming to US Army regulations; of standard government issue

Word Origin for GI

C20: abbrev. of government issue

British Dictionary definitions for gi (5 of 5)

GI2

g.i.


abbreviation for

gastrointestinal
glycaemic index
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for gi

GI

abbr.

gastrointestinal
Gingival Index
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK