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ginning


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gin  \Gin\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gan},  {Gon}  (?),  or  {Gun}  (?); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Ginning}.]  [OE.  ginnen,  AS  ginnan  (in 
  comp.),  prob.  orig.,  to  open  cut  open  cf  OHG.  inginnan  to 
  begin,  open  cut  open  and  prob.  akin  to  AS  g[=i]nan  to 
  yawn,  and  E.  yawn.  ?  See  {Yawn},  v.  i.,  and  cf  {Begin}.] 
  To  begin;  --  often  followed  by  an  infinitive  without  to  as 
  gan  tell  See  {Gan}.  [Obs.  or  Archaic]  ``He  gan  to  pray.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gin  \Gin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ginned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ginning}.] 
  1.  To  catch  in  a  trap.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  To  clear  of  seeds  by  a  machine;  as  to  gin  cotton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ginning  \Gin"ning\,  n.  [See  {Gin},  v.  i.] 
  Beginning.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 




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