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gull 1

 (gŭl)
n.
Any of various chiefly coastal seabirds of the family Laridae, having long wings, webbed feet, a thick, slightly hooked beak, and usually gray and white plumage.

[Middle English gulle, possibly of Brythonic origin.]

gull 2

 (gŭl)
n.
A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe.
tr.v. gulled, gull·ing, gulls
To deceive or cheat.

[Probably from gull, to swallow (obsolete), from Middle English golen, to pretend to swallow, from gole, throat, perhaps from Old French goule; see gullet.]

gull

(ɡʌl)
n
(Animals) any aquatic bird of the genus Larus and related genera, such as L. canus (common gull or mew) having long pointed wings, short legs, and a mostly white plumage: family Laridae, order Charadriiformes.
[C15: of Celtic origin; compare Welsh gwylan]
ˈgull-ˌlike adj

gull

(ɡʌl)
n
a person who is easily fooled or cheated
vb
(tr) to fool, cheat, or hoax
[C16: perhaps from dialect gull unfledged bird, probably from gul, from Old Norse gulr yellow]

gull1

(gʌl)

n.
any of various long-winged aquatic birds of the family Laridae, of worldwide distribution, typically white with gray or black upper wings and back.
[1400–50; perhaps < Welsh gŵylan, Cornish guilan (compare French goéland < Breton gwelan)]
gull′-like`, adj.

gull2

(gʌl)

v.t.
1. to deceive, trick, or cheat; hoodwink.
n.
2. a person who is easily deceived or cheated; dupe.
[1540–50; perhaps akin to obsolete gull to swallow, guzzle]

gull

In electronic warfare, a floating radar reflector used to simulate a surface target at sea for deceptive purposes.

gull


Past participle: gulled
Gerund: gulling

Imperative
gull
gull
Present
I gull
you gull
he/she/it gulls
we gull
you gull
they gull
Preterite
I gulled
you gulled
he/she/it gulled
we gulled
you gulled
they gulled
Present Continuous
I am gulling
you are gulling
he/she/it is gulling
we are gulling
you are gulling
they are gulling
Present Perfect
I have gulled
you have gulled
he/she/it has gulled
we have gulled
you have gulled
they have gulled
Past Continuous
I was gulling
you were gulling
he/she/it was gulling
we were gulling
you were gulling
they were gulling
Past Perfect
I had gulled
you had gulled
he/she/it had gulled
we had gulled
you had gulled
they had gulled
Future
I will gull
you will gull
he/she/it will gull
we will gull
you will gull
they will gull
Future Perfect
I will have gulled
you will have gulled
he/she/it will have gulled
we will have gulled
you will have gulled
they will have gulled
Future Continuous
I will be gulling
you will be gulling
he/she/it will be gulling
we will be gulling
you will be gulling
they will be gulling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gulling
you have been gulling
he/she/it has been gulling
we have been gulling
you have been gulling
they have been gulling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gulling
you will have been gulling
he/she/it will have been gulling
we will have been gulling
you will have been gulling
they will have been gulling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gulling
you had been gulling
he/she/it had been gulling
we had been gulling
you had been gulling
they had been gulling
Conditional
I would gull
you would gull
he/she/it would gull
we would gull
you would gull
they would gull
Past Conditional
I would have gulled
you would have gulled
he/she/it would have gulled
we would have gulled
you would have gulled
they would have gulled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gull - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage ofgull - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled
2.gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legsgull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
larid - long-winged web-footed aquatic bird of the gull family
Larus canus, mew gull, sea mew, mew - the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
black-backed gull, great black-backed gull, Larus marinus, cob - white gull having a black back and wings
herring gull, Larus argentatus - large gull of the northern hemisphere
Larus ridibundus, laughing gull, pewit, pewit gull, blackcap - small black-headed European gull
ivory gull, Pagophila eburnea - white Arctic gull; migrates as far south as England and New Brunswick
kittiwake - small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe
Verb1.gull - make a fool or dupe of
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
2.gull - fool or hoaxgull - fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
kid, pull the leg of - tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?"
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

gull

noun
Related words
adjective larine
collective noun colony

gull

noun
A person who is easily deceived or victimized:
Informal: sucker.
Chiefly British: mug.
verb
To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
Translations
نَوْرَس البَحْر
чайка
racek
måge
mevo
kajakas
lokki
galeb
sirály
máfurmávur
kiras
kaija
pescăruş
čajka
galeb
måstrut
чайка

gull

[gʌl]
A. N (= bird) → gaviota f
B. VTestafar, timar

gull

[ˈgʌl] nmouette f

gull

:
gull wing door
n (Aut) → Flügeltür f
gull-winged
adj carmit Flügeltüren

gull

1
n (= seagull)Möwe f

gull

2 (liter)
nSpielball m (→ of +gen)
vtübertölpeln; to gull somebody out of his moneyjdm sein Geld ablisten; to be gulled into somethingdurch eine üble List dazu gebracht werden, etw zu tun

gull

[gʌl] ngabbiano

gull

(gal) noun
(often ˈseagull) a type of web-footed sea bird, usually black and white or grey and white.
References in classic literature ?
A white-winged gull flew by, with the flash of sunshine on its silvery breast.
With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
Besides, it has been divined by other continental commentators, that when Jonah was thrown overboard from the Joppa ship, he straightway effected his escape to another vessel near by, some vessel with a whale for a figure-head; and, I would add, possibly called The Whale, as some craft are nowadays christened the Shark, the Gull, the Eagle.
There was the red sun, on the low level of the shore, in a purple haze, fast deepening into black; and there was the solitary flat marsh; and far away there were the rising grounds, between which and us there seemed to be no life, save here and there in the foreground a melancholy gull.
But not one living thing could they spy-- not even a gull, nor a star-fish, nor a shred of sea-weed.
Ay,'' said the Knight, ``to gnaw the bowels of our nobles with usury, and to gull women and boys with gauds and toys I warrant thee store of shekels in thy Jewish scrap.
He's the only thing in the sea uglier than Sea Vitch," screamed a Burgomaster gull, wheeling under Sea Vitch's nose.
With the eagle glance of a sailor he had recognized there, where another would have seen only a gull hovering over the waves, the sail of a sloop which was directed toward the cost of France.
As Dantes (his eyes turned in the direction of the Chateau d'If) uttered this prayer, he saw off the farther point of the Island of Pomegue a small vessel with lateen sail skimming the sea like a gull in search of prey; and with his sailor's eye he knew it to be a Genoese tartan.
Beside the margin a derelict barrel would be turning over and over in the water; a switch of laburnum, with yellowing leaves, would go meandering through the reeds; and a belated gull would flutter up, dive again into the cold depths, rise once more, and disappear into the mist.
Super-extraordinary Pocket-Handkerchief, French cambric, trimmed and worked, in account with Bobbinet & Gull.
One great gray bird, a gull or curlew, soared aloft in the blue heaven.