jin

1
[jin]
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noun, plural jins, (especially collectively) jin. Islamic Mythology.


Nearby words

  1. jiménez de cisneros,
  2. jiménez de cisneros, francisco,
  3. jiménez de quesada,
  4. jiménez de quesada, gonzalo,
  5. jiménez, juan ramón,
  6. jinan,
  7. jingal,
  8. jingdezhen,
  9. jinghis khan,
  10. jingle

jin

2
[jin]

Australian Informal.

Jin

[jin]

noun Pinyin.

Chin

or Jin

[jin]

noun

Also Tsin. any of three dynasties that ruled in China, a.d. 265–316 (the Western Chin), a.d. 317–420 (the Eastern Chin), and a.d. 936–46 (the Later Chin).
a dynasty that ruled in China 1115–1234.

gin

6

or jin

[jin]

noun Australian Informal.

a female Aborigine.
an Aboriginal wife.

Origin of gin

6
First recorded in 1820–30, gin is from the Dharuk word di-yin

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British Dictionary definitions for jin

jin

noun

(Mandarin) Chinese name for catty 2

chin

noun

the protruding part of the lower jaw
the front part of the face below the lipsRelated adjective: genial
keep one's chin up to keep cheerful under difficult circumstancesSometimes shortened to: chin up!
take it on the chin informal to face squarely up to a defeat, adversity, etc

verb chins, chinning or chinned

gymnastics to raise one's chin to (a horizontal bar, etc) when hanging by the arms
(tr) informal to punch or hit (someone) on the chin

Word Origin for chin

Old English cinn; related to Old Norse kinn, Old High German kinni, Latin gena cheek, Old Irish gin mouth, Sanskrit hanu

gin

1

noun

an alcoholic drink obtained by distillation and rectification of the grain of malted barley, rye, or maize, flavoured with juniper berries
any of various grain spirits flavoured with other fruit or aromatic essencessloe gin
an alcoholic drink made from any rectified spirit

Word Origin for gin

C18: shortened from Dutch genever juniper, via Old French from Latin jūniperus juniper

gin

2

noun

a primitive engine in which a vertical shaft is turned by horses driving a horizontal beam or yoke in a circle
Also called: cotton gin a machine of this type used for separating seeds from raw cotton
a trap for catching small mammals, consisting of a noose of thin strong wire
a hand-operated hoist that consists of a drum winder turned by a crank

verb gins, ginning or ginned (tr)

to free (cotton) of seeds with a gin
to trap or snare (game) with a gin
Derived Formsginner, noun

Word Origin for gin

C13 gyn, shortened from engine

gin

3

verb gins, ginning, gan or gun

an archaic word for begin

gin

4

conjunction

Scot if

Word Origin for gin

perhaps related to gif, an earlier form of if

gin

5

noun

Australian offensive, slang an Aboriginal woman

Word Origin for gin

C19: from a native Australian language

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Word Origin and History for jin
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Medicine definitions for jin

chin

[chĭn]

n.

The prominence formed by the anterior projection of the lower jaw.

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Idioms and Phrases with jin

chin

see keep one's chin up; lead with one's chin; take it on the chin.

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