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gin·ger

 (jĭn′jər)
n.
1. A plant (Zingiber officinale) of tropical Southeast Asia having yellowish-green flowers and a pungent aromatic rhizome.
2. The rhizome of this plant, used as a spice either fresh or in dried and powdered form. Also called gingerroot.
3.
a. Any of several related plants having variously colored, often fragrant flowers.
b. Wild ginger.
4. A strong brown.
5. Informal Spirit and liveliness; vigor.
6. Slang A person who has red hair.
tr.v. gin·gered, gin·ger·ing, gin·gers
1. To spice with ginger.
2. Informal To make lively: A steel drum band gingered up the party.

[Middle English gingivere, from Old English gingifer and from Old French gingivre, both from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zingiberi, from Greek zingiberis, of Middle Indic origin (akin to Pali singiveram), from Dravidian : akin to Tamil iñci, ginger (of southeast Asian origin) + Tamil vēr, root.]

gin′ger·y adj.

ginger

(ˈdʒɪndʒə)
n
1. (Plants) any of several zingiberaceous plants of the genus Zingiber, esp Z. officinale of the East Indies, cultivated throughout the tropics for its spicy hot-tasting underground stem. See also galangal Compare wild ginger
2. (Cookery) the underground stem of this plant, which is used fresh or powdered as a flavouring or crystallized as a sweetmeat
3. (Plants) any of certain related plants
4. (Colours)
a. a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): ginger hair.
5. informal liveliness; vigour
6. informal a person with ginger hair
vb
(Cookery) (tr) to add the spice ginger to (a dish)
[C13: from Old French gingivre, from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zinziberi, from Greek zingiberis, probably from Sanskrit śr̄ngaveram, from śr̄nga- horn + vera- body, referring to its shape]

gin•ger

(ˈdʒɪn dʒər)
n.
1. a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to SE Asia but now cultivated in most tropical countries, having a pungent spicy rhizome used in cookery and medicine.
2. any of various related or similar plants.
3. piquancy; animation.
4. a reddish brown.
v.t.
5. to flavor with ginger.
6. to enliven (usu. fol. by up): to ginger up a talk with jokes.
adj.
7. flavored or made with ginger.
[before 1000; < Old English gingiber < Latin gingiber, for zingiberi < Greek zingíberis « Indo-Aryan (compare Pali siṅgivēra-) < Dravidian]
gin′ger•y, adj.

ginger


Past participle: gingered
Gerund: gingering

Imperative
ginger
ginger
Present
I ginger
you ginger
he/she/it gingers
we ginger
you ginger
they ginger
Preterite
I gingered
you gingered
he/she/it gingered
we gingered
you gingered
they gingered
Present Continuous
I am gingering
you are gingering
he/she/it is gingering
we are gingering
you are gingering
they are gingering
Present Perfect
I have gingered
you have gingered
he/she/it has gingered
we have gingered
you have gingered
they have gingered
Past Continuous
I was gingering
you were gingering
he/she/it was gingering
we were gingering
you were gingering
they were gingering
Past Perfect
I had gingered
you had gingered
he/she/it had gingered
we had gingered
you had gingered
they had gingered
Future
I will ginger
you will ginger
he/she/it will ginger
we will ginger
you will ginger
they will ginger
Future Perfect
I will have gingered
you will have gingered
he/she/it will have gingered
we will have gingered
you will have gingered
they will have gingered
Future Continuous
I will be gingering
you will be gingering
he/she/it will be gingering
we will be gingering
you will be gingering
they will be gingering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gingering
you have been gingering
he/she/it has been gingering
we have been gingering
you have been gingering
they have been gingering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gingering
you will have been gingering
he/she/it will have been gingering
we will have been gingering
you will have been gingering
they will have been gingering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gingering
you had been gingering
he/she/it had been gingering
we had been gingering
you had been gingering
they had been gingering
Conditional
I would ginger
you would ginger
he/she/it would ginger
we would ginger
you would ginger
they would ginger
Past Conditional
I would have gingered
you would have gingered
he/she/it would have gingered
we would have gingered
you would have gingered
they would have gingered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ginger - perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stemsginger - perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Zingiber, Zingiber - tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger
Canton ginger, common ginger, stem ginger, Zingiber officinale - tropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root; source of gingerroot and powdered ginger
Alpinia galanga, galangal - southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots
Alpinia officinalis, Alpinia officinarum, lesser galangal - Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring
Alpinia purpurata, red ginger - an ornamental ginger native to Pacific islands
Alpinia speciosa, Alpinia Zerumbet, Languas speciosa, shall-flower, shell ginger, shellflower - cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes
gingerol - derived from ginger; source of the hotness of ginger
2.ginger - dried ground gingerroot
spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
gingerroot, ginger - pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery
3.ginger - pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
powdered ginger, ginger - dried ground gingerroot
ginger ale, ginger pop - ginger-flavored carbonated drink
Canton ginger, common ginger, stem ginger, Zingiber officinale - tropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root; source of gingerroot and powdered ginger
4.ginger - liveliness and energyginger - liveliness and energy; "this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
Verb1.ginger - add ginger to in order to add flavor; "ginger the soup"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
spice up, zest, spice - add herbs or spices to
Adj.1.ginger - (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color; "a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"; "a ginger kitten"
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

ginger

noun
Informal. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
Translations
زَنْجَبيلأصْهَب اللونبطَعْم الزَّنْجَبيلبُنِّيٌّ مَائِلٌ إِلَى الـحُمْرَة
джинджифил
zázvorzrzavýzázvorový
ingefærrødblondrødligingefær-
zingibro
زنجبیل
inkiväärioranssinruskea
đumbirriđ
gyömbérvörösessárga
engiferljósrauîur liturmeî engiferbragîi
ショウガショウガ色の
생강적갈색의
imbierasimbierinis meduolislimonadasrausvai geltonasrusvaplaukis
ar ingveraingversrūsgans
zázvorzázvorový
ingverrdečkast
ingefärarödhårig
แดงน้ำตาลขิง
gừngmàu hoe đỏ

ginger

[ˈdʒɪndʒəʳ]
A. N (= spice) → jengibre m; (as nickname) → pelirrojo m
B. ADJ [hair] → rojo; [cat] → de color melado
to have ginger hairser pelirrojo
C. CPD ginger ale, ginger beer Ngaseosa f de jengibre
ginger group N (Brit) → grupo m de activistas, grupo m de presión
ginger up VT + ADV (Brit) → espabilar, animar

ginger

[ˈdʒɪndʒər]
n
(= spice) → gingembre m
Add a teaspoon of ginger → Ajoutez une cuillère à café de gingembre. ginger cake
adj (= colour) → roux(rousse)
Chris has ginger hair → Chris a les cheveux roux.
ginger up
vt [+ person, organization] → secouer
(= make more exciting) → animerginger ale n (British)boisson f gazeuse au gingembreginger beer n (British)boisson f gazeuse au gingembre

ginger

n
Ingwer m
(pej inf, address for person) → Rotkopf or -schopf m
adj
(Cook) → Ingwer-; ginger biscuits/wineIngwerplätzchen pl/-wein m
hairkupferrot; catrötlich gelb

ginger

:
ginger ale
nGingerale nt
ginger beer
nIngwerlimonade f; (alcoholic) → Ingwerbier nt
gingerbread
nLebkuchen m, → Pfefferkuchen m (mit Ingwergeschmack)
adj attrLebkuchen-; ginger man/houseLebkuchenmann m/-haus nt
ginger group
n (Parl) → Aktionsgruppe f

ginger

:
ginger nut
nIngwerplätzchen nt
ginger snap
nIngwerwaffel f

ginger

[ˈdʒɪndʒəʳ]
1. nzenzero
2. adj (hair) → rossiccio/a
ginger snap → biscotto allo zenzero
ginger up vt + advanimare

ginger

(ˈdʒindʒə) noun
a hot-tasting root which is used as a spice.
adjective
1. flavoured with ginger.
2. reddish-brown in colour. a ginger cat.
ginger ale, ginger beer
a type of non-alcoholic drink flavoured with ginger.
ˈgingerbread noun
(a) cake flavoured with treacle and ginger.

ginger

بُنِّيٌّ مَائِلٌ إِلَى الـحُمْرَة, زَنْـجَبيل zázvor, zrzavý ingefær, rødblond Ingwer, rötlichbraun ξανθοκάστανος, τζίντζερ jengibre, rojizo inkivääri, oranssinruskea gingembre, roux đumbir, riđ rossiccio, zenzero ショウガ, ショウガ色の 생강, 적갈색의 gember, roodachtig ingefær, rødgul imbir, imbirowy gengibre, ruivo имбирный, имбирь ingefära, rödhårig แดงน้ำตาล, ขิง kızılımsı sarı saçlı, zencefil gừng, màu hoe đỏ 姜味的, 生姜

ginger

n (bot) jengibre m
References in classic literature ?
There was the doughty doughnut, the tender olykoek, and the crisp and crumbling cruller; sweet cakes and short cakes, ginger cakes and honey cakes, and the whole family of cakes.
They used to bring me nice things to eat, an apple or a carrot, or a piece of bread, but after Ginger stood in that box they dared not come, and I missed them very much.
It had a manner all its own--it was full of ginger and spice, of Western slang and hustle: It collected news of the doings of the "plutes," and served it up for the benefit of the "American working-mule.
I asked the teacher what light wines were, and he thought it was something like new cider, or maybe ginger pop.
Sometimes, to make it a more sovereign specific, he was so kind as to squeeze orange juice into it, or to stir it up with ginger, or dissolve a peppermint drop in it; and although I cannot assert that the flavour was improved by these experiments, or that it was exactly the compound one would have chosen for a stomachic, the last thing at night and the first thing in the morning, I drank it gratefully and was very sensible of his attention.
Raymond is a witness what ginger and sal volatile I am obliged to take in the night.
I then took leave of him, and exchanging my merchandise for sandal and aloes wood, camphor, nutmegs, cloves, pepper, and ginger, I embarked upon the same vessel and traded so successfully upon our homeward voyage that I arrived in Balsora with about one hundred thousand sequins.
right size for Dolls--Lucinda and Jane Doll-cook always bought their groceries at Ginger and Pickles.
An enterprising sweet-stuff dealer in the Chobham Road had sent up his son with a barrow-load of green apples and ginger beer.
By ginger, it hurt like thunder t' see ol' Jack jest git knocked flat.
The shop was well stocked; there was a mingled perfume of ginger, cinnamon, and ground pepper, which made D'Artagnan sneeze.
Gallantry often led young men to offer the ladies ginger beer, but common decency made them refuse.