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Meaning of GARGOYLE

Pronunciation:  'gârgoyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
  2. [n]  a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
 

GARGOYLE is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: decoration, ornament, ornamentation, spout

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gar"goyle\, n. [OE. garguilie, gargouille, cf. Sp.
g['a]rgola, prob. fr. the same source as F. gorge throat,
influenced by L. gargarizare to gargle. See {Gorge} and cf.
{Gargle}, {Gargarize}.] (Arch.)
A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often
carved grotesquely. [Written also {gargle}, {gargyle}, and
{gurgoyle}.]

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A language for compiler writing.

[J.V. Garwick, CACM 7(1):16-20, (Jan 1964)].

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a gargoyle in your dream means hidden and embarrassing fears over secretive matters that you have not shared with anyone.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: baboon, bag, beak, blemish, blot, dog, downspout, eyesore, fright, hag, harridan, mess, monster, monstrosity, no beauty, scarecrow, sight, spout, teratism, ugly duckling, waterspout, witch
 

 

 

 

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