from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several ganoid fishes of the family Lepisosteidae of fresh and brackish waters of North and Central America, having long narrow jaws, an elongated body, and a long snout.
- n. A similar or related fish, such as the needlefish. Also called garfish, garpike.
- transitive v. Scots To cause or compel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several fish, of the family Lepisosteidae, that have long, narrow jaws; garfish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See garfish.
- n. The gar pike. See Alligator gar (under alligator), and Gar pike.
- transitive v. To cause; to make.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spear: an element in certain proper names of Anglo-Saxon origin, as Edgar (AS. Eádgār, happy or fortunate spear), Ethelgar (AS. Aethelgār, noble spear), etc.
- n. [Abbr. of garfish.] A garfish; one of several different fishes, belonging to different orders, which have a long sharp snout or beak, likened to a spear; a bill-fish: as, the common gar, Belone vulgaris; especially, in the United States, a ganoid fish of the family Lepidosteidœ; a garpike.
- To cause; make; force; compel.
- n. Mud; ooze; dirt; slime.
- n. Vegetable slime found adhering to ships' bottoms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
- n. primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
Short for garfish.
Middle English geren, from Old Norse gera, to make.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Short for garfish. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gerva (Swedish göra, Danish gjöre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijanan. Compare yare. (Wiktionary)