(noun, verb)


1. long and light rowing boat; especially for racing

Definition categories: man–made

2. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

Similar word(s): fishgig, fizgig, lance, spear

Definition categories: man–made, implement

3. a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting

Definition categories: man–made, hook

4. tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain

Definition categories: man–made, cutter, pinnace, tender

5. small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood

Definition categories: man–made, carriage, equipage, rig

6. a booking for musicians

- they played a gig in New Jersey

Definition categories: act, booking, engagement

Sentences with gig as a noun:

- I caught one of the Rolling Stones' first gigs in Richmond.Hey, when are we gonna get that hotel gig again?

- I had this gig as a file clerk but it wasn't my style so I left.Hey, that guy's got a great gig over at the bike shop. He hardly works all day!

- I received gigs for having buttons undone.

- This picture is almost a gig; don't you wanna resize it?

- How much music does it hold? A hundred and twenty gigs.


1. To fish or catch with a gig, or fish spear.

2. To engage in musical performances.

- The Stones were gigging around Richmond at the time

3. To make fun of; to make a joke at someone's expense, often condescending.

- His older cousin was just gigging him about being in love with that girl from school.

4. (US, military) To impose a demerit for an infraction of a dress or deportment code.

- His sergeant gigged him for an unmade bunk.

5. To engender.