gab

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gab talk profusely "she was yakking away about her grandchildren"
    • n gab light informal conversation for social occasions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gab găb (Steam Engine) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.
    • n Gab The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness.
    • Gab To deceive; to lie.
    • Gab To talk idly; to prate; to chatter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gab To jest; lie in jest; speak with exaggeration; lie.
    • gab To talk idly; talk much; chatter; prate.
    • gab To speak or tell falsely.
    • n gab Idle talk; chatter; loquacity.
    • n gab The mouth.
    • gab To project like a tusk.
    • n gab A hook or crook; specifically, the hook on an eccentricrod which engages the wrist on the rock-shaft lever of a valve-motion.
    • n gab A jest; joke; mock; a piece of pleasantry.
    • n gab Same as gaub.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gab gab (coll.) to chatter, prate
    • n Gab idle talk, prattling: a jest, a witticism:
    • v.i Gab gab to brag.
    • n Gab (Scot.) the mouth
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Idioms

Gift of the gab - If someone has the gift of the gab, they speak in a persuasive and interesting way.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gabbe, gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb, mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe,; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob,. Cf. Gab (v. i.) Gibber

Usage

In literature:

You've lost all that precious virtue women gab about.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
I asked him if Gab was to go also.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
You'd give any one the pip with your infernal gab.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
All have the gift of the gab.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Don't be so free with your gab.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
A sermon that is all text; the incarnation of gab.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
Of course a leader must have the gift of gab.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
You've got the gift of the gab, hain't ye?
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Gust your gab wi' that.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I'd rather pick up hickory nuts than listen to his gab.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
He has owre muckle gab, and scraping, and bowing for me.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
And I'll not have you go back East to gab and gossip about me.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
He had "the gift of the gab," and a species of forcible eloquence that some of our lawyers might envy.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
It's gittin' so I can't stick my nose outside the door 'thout her droppin' everything an' runnin' out to gab with me.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
The law's on my side, you two gabbing word-shooters.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
You know how little Kid is given to gab.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
An, thin, 'twas Mat Harris had the gab, rest his sowl!
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
What did all that gab about M'neer Kopperlith mean?
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
The one-eyed man was gabbing again, running out a continual stream of cheap and pointless talk, and offering the dice as usual for inspection.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Just ate up the balance yoursilf, and stow your gab, Nick.
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
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In poetry:

She gives pleasure a reverent touch,
She never tries to know too much
Of foolishness, gab and all such—
She's seen these.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Den Hund im Arm, mit blossen Bruesten,
Sah Lotte frech herab.
Wie mancher liess sichs nicht geluesten,
Dass er ihr Blicke gab.
"Der Irrtum" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Tell Jamie, the Binder, sae cannie an' slee,
Sae quiet wi' the gab, an' sae gleg wi' the e'e,
That his leuks war sae frien'ly, sae truthfu' an' kin',
Whan he last took my haun' I aye min't it sin' syne.
"Verses Inscribed To Mr. Thomas Duncan, Glasgow" by Janet Hamilton
I knew Ben Murray for a gab; I knew him for a fool -
A decent man enough at heart when he was calm an' cool -
Wild rage had hold on him that day, an', maybe, madness too;
An' scorn in me changed to dismay at what I saw him do.
"Murray's Ride" by C J Dennis
I don't want a lot of gab from a bunkshooter in my religion.
I won't take my religion from any man who never works
except with his mouth and never cherishes any memory
except the face of the woman on the American
silver dollar.
"To A Contemporary Bunkshooter" by Carl Sandburg
W'en hit's mos' nigh time fu' wakin' on de dawn o' jedgment day,
Seems lak I kin hyeah ol' Gab'iel lay his trumpet down an' say,
"Who dat walkin' 'roun' so easy, down on earf ermong de dead?"--
'T will be Lizy up a-tu'nin' of de chillun in de bed.
"The Turning Of The Babies In The Bed" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

An Olympic boxer with the gift of gab .
Pete Rademacher had the jab of a fighter and the gab of a salesman.
Curbing the gift of gab .
In the Alibi' s current issue we interviewed Blackalicious rapper Gift of Gab .
Editor's Viewpoint: Gift of the gab .
Pa.'s Josh & Gab make anti-bullying lighthearted .
It's not only okay to forget about your stress, gab with friends, and laugh out loud.
Join Celebritology blogger Jen Chaney to gab about the latest celebrity gossip and pop culture news making waves across the Web.
Join Celebritology blogger Jen Chaney to gab about the latest celebrity gossip and pop culture news.
Gabbing about Medicare reimbursements rates is all well and good, but on a purely personal level this is the kind of stuff I really love.
I have to agree with him on this, although I think he's using the bogus $5.2 million GAB cost figure as an out.
Gab, I am so tired of my wardrobe.
Researchers in the Netherlands say gabbing is instigated for positive.
She clearly has gift of gab.
Sidney Rice's gift of gab evident .
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In science:

Connected correlation functions GAB n (r) are defined in the same way as grand–canonical ones, but now summation in (17) is restricted to the canonical ensemble.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
In this approach the metric gab the connection ω a b and the coframe ea are considered as three independent gauge potentials whose fields are the nonmetricity Qab the curvature Ra b and the torsion respectively T a .
On the triviality of certain non-Riemannian models of gravitation
Metrics gab (N ) is not identically degenerate.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Introduce function τ = N 1/Nw , and introduce the following vector fields E a = gab∂b τ ea = ηab ∂b τ .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
We will consider the class of metrics that approach some background metric ¯gab at infinity and will take the limit as ∂M goes to infinity.
Generalized entropy and Noether charge
Let Da be the derivative operator of the background metric ¯gab .
Generalized entropy and Noether charge
DbK cadb − K cbda Db td (cid:3) where K cadb ≡ ¯g c[bhd]a − ¯ga[bhd]c and hab ≡ γab − 1 2 γ ¯gab .
Generalized entropy and Noether charge
DbK cadb + (cid:0)¯g cd hab + ¯gab hcd(cid:1) Db td (cid:3) Since the metric approaches the background at infinity, it follows that at infinity Q − ¯Q is given by the variation of Q where γab is used as the variation of the metric.
Generalized entropy and Noether charge
The second equation in (3.11) is obtained by contracting of the Einstein equations in (2.6) with the components of tensor gab + 2hahb by the indices a, b.
General exact solution of the Einstein-Dirac equations with the cosmological constant in homogeneous space
In order to obtain the previous results the most general G2 invariant metric on G2/SU (3) was used which is gab = rδab .
Supersymmetry Breaking by Dimensional Reduction over Coset Spaces
Let (M , ˆG) a generalized pseudo-Riemannian manifold with ˆGab ≈k gab .
Nonlinear distributional geometry and general relativity
Proposition 3.8 Let ˆgab a generalized metric and ˆgab ≈k gab , where gab is a classical C k -pseudo-Riemannian metric.
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry
Theorem 6.2 Let (X, ˆg ) a generalized pseudo-Riemannian manifold with ˆgab ≈k gab .
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry
Lm is the matter Lagrangian with the hydrodynamic energy-momentum tensor Tab defined as δ(√−gLm ) ≡ 1 2 √−gT ab δgab .
Inflationary spectra in generalized gravity: Unified forms
One limit where they “simplify” is when v is set to zero, since they then reproduce the Mezard Parisi (MP) equations with χ(v=0)ab = Rk Gab (k).
Functional renormalization group at large N for random manifolds
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