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GIRL, n. gerl. [Low L. gerula, a young woman employed in tending children and carrying them about, from gero, to carry; a word probably received from the Romans while in England.]

1. A female child, or young woman. In familiar language, any young unmarried woman.

2. Among sportsmen, a roebuck of two years old.



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GIRL, n. gerl. [Low L. gerula, a young woman employed in tending children and carrying them about, from gero, to carry; a word probably received from the Romans while in England.]

1. A female child, or young woman. In familiar language, any young unmarried woman.

2. Among sportsmen, a roebuck of two years old.

GIRL, n. [gerl; The origin of this word is not obvious. It is most probably the Low L. gerula, a young woman employed to tend children; a word left in England by the Romans. It is said that the word was formerly used for both sexes; be it so; gerulus was also used for a chairman.]

  1. A female child, or young woman. In familiar language, any young unmarried woman. Dryden.
  2. Among sportsmen, a roebuck of two years old.

Girl
  1. A young person of either sex; a child.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden.
  3. A female servant; a maidservant.

    [U. S.]
  4. A roebuck two years old.

    [Prov. Eng.]
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Girl

GIRL, noun gerl. [Low Latin gerula, a young woman employed in tending children and carrying them about, from gero, to carry; a word probably received from the Romans while in England.]

1. A female child, or young woman. In familiar language, any young unmarried woman.

2. Among sportsmen, a roebuck of two years old.

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SUCH, a.

1. Of that kind; of the like kind. We never saw such a day; we have never had such a time as the present.

It has as before the thing to which it relates. Give your children such precepts as tend to make them wiser and better.

It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

2. The same that. This was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.

3. The same as what has been mentioned.

That thou art happy, owe to God;

That thou continu'st such, owe to thyself.

4. Referring to what has been specified. I have commanded my servant to be at such a place.

5. Such and such, is used in reference to a person or place of a certain kind.

The sovereign authority may enact a law, commanding such and such an action.

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ASSEM'BLER, n. One who assembles.

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