gel definition, meaning - what is gel in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gel”

See all translations

gel

noun [U] uk   us   /dʒel/
a thick, clear, liquid substance, especially one used on the hair or body: shower gel hair gel

gel

verb uk   us   /dʒel/ (-ll-)

gel verb (BECOME FIRM)

[I] (US also jell) to change from a liquid into a thick, soft solid [I] (US also jell) If an idea or situation gels, it starts to become more clear and fixed: The race issue gelled in the 1960s. [I] (US also jell) If two or more people gel, they form a good relationship or become friends: The team really gelled during the first few games of the season.

gel verb (ON HAIR)

[T] to put gel on your hair: He had spiky, light brown hair, shaved at the sides and gelled on top.
Translations of “gel”
in Arabic هُلام…
in Korean 젤…
in Malaysian gel…
in Turkish jel, jöle…
in Italian gel…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於洗髮或護膚的)凝膠,凍膠…
in Russian гель…
in Polish żel…
in Vietnamese gel…
in Spanish gel…
in Portuguese gel (de banho/de cabelo)…
in Thai เจล…
in Catalan gel…
in Japanese ジェル…
in Indonesian jel…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于洗发或护肤的)凝胶,冻胶…
(Definition of gel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gel?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “gel”

Definitions of “gel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More