from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A round; a turn; a short tour.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Europe A direct transfer of funds between different account holders, usually on a regular basis.
  • noun UK, informal An unemployment benefit cheque.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office
  • noun a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so


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Via German, from Italian giro ("circulation"), from Latin gyrus ("circle"), from Ancient Greek γῦρος (guros, "circle").


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