gel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “gel” in the English Dictionary

"gel" in British English

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gelnoun [U]

uk   us   /dʒel/
a ​thick, ​clear, ​liquidsubstance, ​especially one used on the ​hair or ​body: shower gel hair gel


uk   us   /dʒel/ (-ll-)

gel verb (BECOME FIRM)

[I] (US also jell) to ​change from a ​liquid into a ​thick, ​softsolid [I] (US also jell) If an ​idea or ​situation gels, it ​starts to ​become more ​clear and ​fixed: They ​talked a lot about ​opening a ​restaurant, but ​theirplans never gelled. [I] (US also jell) If two or more ​people gel, they ​form a good ​relationship or ​becomefriends: The ​team really gelled during the first few ​games of the ​season.

gel verb (ON HAIR)

[T] to put gel on ​yourhair: He had ​spiky, ​lightbrownhair, ​shaved at the ​sides and gelled on ​top.
(Definition of gel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gel" in American English

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gelnoun [U]

 us   /dʒel/
a ​thick, ​soft, ​partlyliquidsubstance: hair gel

gelverb [I]

 us   /dʒel/ (-ll-)
(of a ​liquid) to ​becomethick: As the ​puddingcooled, it ​began to gel.
(Definition of gel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gel”
in Korean 젤…
in Arabic هُلام…
in Malaysian gel…
in Russian гель…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於洗髮或護膚的)凝膠,凍膠…
in Italian gel…
in Turkish jel, jöle…
in Polish żel…
in Spanish gel…
in Vietnamese gel…
in Portuguese gel (de banho/de cabelo)…
in Thai เจล…
in Catalan gel…
in Japanese ジェル…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于洗发或护肤的)凝胶,冻胶…
in Indonesian jel…
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