from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Scots Variant of give.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To guide. See gye .
  • transitive v. To give.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal (northern English and Scotch) form of give.
  • n. See guy.


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  • "That's anither settle't," says he, pullin 'up his stick; an' gie'n't a dicht wi 'the tails o' his kilt; syne makin 'a kick at something wi' his berfit fit -- "Let us do or die," says he; "Scots wha hae; Wallace an 'Bruce for ever; doon wi' every bloomin 'Englisher; rip them up; koo-heel!"

    My Man Sandy

  • I need ha 'gie'n myself no concern as to the secretary.

    Between You and Me

  • I'll ha 'gie'n as many encores as I usually do; I'll ha' come back, maybe a score of times, and bowed.

    Between You and Me

  • And they've had chances you and I wad ha 'gie'n whatever we had for and never had the manhood to tak' them!

    Between You and Me

  • "They'm going to cut his eyes out an 'gie' en spectacles."

    A Poor Man's House

  • Our bizness out hyar war to look up yur bones an 'gie 'em a more Christyun kind o' beril.

    The Lone Ranche

  • I was, an 'gie't up I wull a'thegither -- afore it comes to the last wi' me. "

    Sir Gibbie

  • "Weel, weel," muttered David, as they continued their walk through the miserable region, "I've gane an 'gie'd her a' the siller I had i 'my pouch.

    The Garret and the Garden

  • Go with the bow. dogs are great but unless you are totally committed to the dog it will only be trouble. they are very smart. almost too smart for their own good. they need something to occupy them either gie them something or they will find something and you do not want that.

    Ok I have $150 (that I'll tell you about).

  • "To gie a hand in distress is guid i 'the sight of God."

    CHAPTER 25


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