Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to gillie: ghillie


also ghil·lie  (gĭl′ē)
n. pl. gil·lies
1. Scots A professional fishing and hunting guide.
2. A shoe with crisscrossed laces and no tongue, especially a low-cut, soft shoe used in dancing.

[Scottish Gaelic gille, boy, servant, from Old Irish gilla, from gildae.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈɡɪlɪ) ,




n, pl -lies
1. (Hunting) an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
2. (Hunting) (formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant
[C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈgɪl i)

1. Scot.
a. a hunting or fishing guide.
b. a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
2. a low-cut, tongueless oxford shoe with loops instead of eyelets for the laces.
[1590–1600; < Scottish Gaelic gille lad, servant]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gillie - a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chiefgillie - a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
2.gillie - a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ˈgɪlɪ] N (Scot)
1. (Hunting) → ayudante mf de cazador or pescador
2. (o.f.) (= attendant) → criado m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


n (Scot) → Jagdaufseher(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
He was in the Black Watch, when first it was mustered; and, like other gentlemen privates, had a gillie at his back to carry his firelock for him on the march.
Gillies, 1797, 1804, 1813; with Rhetorica and Poetica, by T.
Number-by-ridiculous-number, Gillie and Eleanor take lyrics of chart hits by everyone from Mariah Carey to Jay Z and dance them out - stretching them, turning them, lifting them and throwing them up in the air.
1 by Gina Gillie. Veritas Musica Publishing;
Eileen Gillie, 67, of Berwick, collected from 11 women over the course of last year, with them expecting to receive vouchers they could spend at Christmas.
Eileen Gillie, 67, of Berwick in Northumberland, collected from 11 local women over the course of last year, with them expecting to receive vouchers which they could spend at Christmas.
Mavis Gillie, a white Anglican activist, described the work of her 15-member group, Aboriginal Neighbours, which was started by Anglicans in Victoria in 1995.
Gillie Kleiman, Sara Lindstrom and guest performer Eleanor Sikorski have all the answers in A Lyrical Dance Concert at Newcastle's Northern Stage on February 24 and 25.
The Northwest Horn Symposium 2012, hosted by Gina Gillie, was held in March at Pacific Lutheran University.
And Gillies only had to look at a couple of his opponents at East End Park for hope that he can realise the ambition of making it back on to the international scene.
CRAIG GILLIES, an Englishman who thought his future was the dole queue, helped Llanelli win the Welsh Challenge Cup with a last-minute try at the Millennium Stadium.
But in the unsaturated zone, water is scarce and slowly percolates through the tuff, says Dan Gillies, acting chief of the nuclear hydrology program at the USGS in Denver.