- a disease of cattle and especially of sheep in which the brain or spinal cord is infested with larvae of the dog tapeworm, Multiceps multiceps, producing staggers.
Origin of gid
- a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, especially an enlisted soldier.
- rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices; regimented; spit-and-polish: a platoon leader who tried to be more GI than anyone else.
- of a standardized style or type issued by the U.S. armed forces: GI shoes; GI blankets.
- conforming to the regulations or practices of the U.S. armed forces: Every recruit must get a GI haircut.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a U.S. enlisted person: a typical peacetime GI complaint.
- to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.
- to follow military regulations and customs closely; shape up: You'd better learn to GI if you want to be promoted.
Origin of GI
Examples from the Web for gid
Contemporary Examples of gid
The head of GID is the second-most-powerful man in the land.Jordan's Arab Spring
November 15, 2012
The collection soon expanded to include music by Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers and Jimmie Rodgers.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador
May 30, 2012
Historical Examples of gid
Harry Joslyn whipped around and took his stand on the right of Gid Mackall.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
And then again, I guess that Gid wasn't ever any too good to her.
"I reckon there won't be any real Gid Ward any more," said the man.
Gid said he'd give 'em bells enough, if that's what they wanted.
She liked Josh, but hated the sight of Gid, same's every one else did.
- a disease of sheep characterized by an unsteady gait and staggering, caused by infestation of the brain with tapeworms (Taenia caenuris)
Word Origin for gid
- a loose-fitting white suit worn in judo, karate, and other martial artsa karate gi
Word Origin for gi
- plural GIs or GI's a soldier in the US Army, esp an enlisted man
- conforming to US Army regulations; of standard government issue
Word Origin for GI
- glycaemic index
- Gingival Index