gig Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “gig” in the English Dictionary

"gig" in British English

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gignoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡɪɡ/

gig noun [C] (PERFORMANCE)

informal a ​singleperformance by a ​musician or ​group of ​musicians, ​especiallyplayingmodern or ​popmusic: The ​band is going to Atlanta to play a gig at the Fox Theatre.

gig noun [C] (CARRIAGE)

a ​light two-wheeled carriagepulled by one ​horse, used ​especially in the past

gig noun [C] (UNIT)

a gigabyte

gigverb [I]

uk   us   /ɡɪɡ/ (-gg-)
(of a ​musician or ​group of ​musicians) to ​perform gigs: She gigged at ​bars for ​years before ​becomingfamous.
(Definition of gig from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gig" in American English

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gignoun [C]

 us   /ɡɪɡ/
a ​job, esp. one as a ​performer or one that ​lasts only a ​shorttime: Now many of his gigs as a singer-saxophonist are being put on ​hold.
(Definition of gig from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gig" in Business English

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gignoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡɪɡ/ informal
IT →  gigabyte
HR a ​job, often a ​temporary one: He ​landed a gig writing a new ​employeemanual.
(Definition of gig from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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