from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colloid in which the disperse phase has combined with the dispersion medium to produce a semisolid material, such as a jelly.
- n. See gelatin.
- n. A jellylike substance used in styling hair.
- intransitive v. To become a gel.
- transitive v. To apply a gel to (the hair).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A semi-solid to almost solid colloid of a solid and a liquid, such as jelly, cheese or opal.
- n. Any gel intended for a particular cosmetic use, such as for styling the hair.
- v. To apply (cosmetic) gel to (the hair, etc).
- v. To become a gel.
- v. To develop a rapport.
- n. A girl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gelatinous or albuminous protoplasmic substance, especially the protoplasm of nerve-cells.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become a gel
- v. apply a styling gel to
- n. a colloid in a more solid form than a sol
- n. a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects
Short for gelatin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by Thomas Graham in the mid 19th century as a clipping of gelatin, from French gélatine, from Italian gelatina, diminutive form of gelata ("iced"), from Latin gelata, past participle of gelo ("to freeze"), from gelu ("frost"), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (“cold”) (Wiktionary)
Imitative of upper-class British pronunciation of girl. (Wiktionary)