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Gin \Gin\ (g[i^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan (g[a^]n), Gon (g[o^]n), or Gun (g[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.] [OE. ginnen, AS. ginnan (in comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut open, cf. OHG. inginnan to begin, open, cut open, and prob. akin to AS. g[=i]nan to yawn, and E. yawn. [root]31. See Yawn, v. i., and cf. Begin.] To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] ``He gan to pray.''


Gon \Gon\, imp. & p. p. of Go. [Obs.]


Etymology 1 contraction (label en US dialectal) (alternative form of gonna English) Etymology 2

n. (label en geometry trigonometry) One hundredth of a right angle; a gradian. Etymology 3

n. (label en rail) (abbreviation of gondola car English)

Gon (manga)

is a tiny fictional dinosaur and the title character of a Japanese manga series created by Masashi Tanaka. The Gon series features the completely wordless adventures of the irascible title character as he interacts with the natural world, depicted by Tanaka in lush, realistic detail. Gon somehow survived the extinction of his fellow dinosaurs and interacts with paleolithic animals.

Gon was most notable outside Japan for his appearance in the PlayStation version of Tekken 3. An animated TV series began airing in Japan on April 2, 2012. In 1998, the manga received an Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival.


Gon or GON may refer to:

  • Government of Norway. The use of GON is seen related to the WikiLeaks Cablegate documents
  • Groton-New London Airport (IATA airport code), located near Groton, Connecticut, United States
  • Gon (angle), a unit of plane angle, equivalent to of a turn
  • In Vietnam, the gon is a unit of length equal to
  • In Persia, the gon is a unit of mass originally equal to 0.045 grams, later 0.048 grams
  • Gon, Burkina Faso, a village in south-eastern Burkina Faso
  • Masashi Nakayama, soccer player whose nickname is "Gon"
Gon (video game)

is a Japan-exclusive side-scrolling action video game with platforming elements for the Super Famicom published by Bandai. The game is an adaptation of the manga series Gon by Masashi Tanaka, about the daily life of a super-deformed orange carnosaur named Gon.

Usage examples of "gon".

And his master y-shut the door anon, And to their labour speedily they gon.

June 15th, abowt 5 of the clok cam the Polonian Prince Lord Albert Lasky down from Bissham, where he had lodged the night before, being returned from Oxford whither he had gon of purpose to see the universityes, wher he was very honorably used and enterteyned.

Snuffy Gonner was a small furtive man with the large eyes and large ears of a fox.

WILSON went through exactly the process of reasoning which Snuffy Gonner had predicted.

Snuffy Gonner drove rapidly, turning back toward the water front near the Queensborough Bridge.

They had driven under the elevated so that the uproar of the trains overhead would hide the sounds as all but Gonner transferred to another car.

At the end of the lineFlushing Snuffy Gonner had better luck with a taxi.

THE two planes in which Gonner and his men rode remained together on the flight south.

It had been easy enough for Gonner to recognize the ship, if he had taken any pains in getting together information about Doc, which apparently he had.

Once he had joined Light, Gonner and Light and their men would strike into the Everglades in search of whatever it was they were after.

Seized by a thought, Gonner described Schlitze, the lumberman from Savannah.

The Nazis, Gonner thought, think no more of a dollar than they do of their right arms.

Light, concluded Gonner, must have gotten wind of the danger, and had headed into the swamp.

Which suggested a matter that was importanthad Light been able to leave a message anywhere for Gonner and his men?

ASTONISHMENT and a lucky reflex caused Snuffy Gonner to pitch behind a palm tree bole instantly after the bullet clipped his ear.