GULL, v.t. To deceive; to cheat; to mislead by deception; to trick; to defraud. The vulgar, gull'd into rebellion, armed. GULL, n. A cheating or cheat; trick; fraud. 1. One easily cheated. GULL, n. A marine fowl of the genus Larus,and order of ansers. There are several species.
I. nounEtymology: Middle English, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh gwylan gull Date: 15th century any of numerous long-winged web-footed aquatic birds (subfamily Larinae of the family Laridae); especially a usually gray and white bird (especially of the genus Larus) differing from a tern in usually larger size, stouter build, thicker somewhat hooked bill, less pointed wings, and short unforked tail II. transitive verbEtymology: obsolete gull gullet, from Middle English golle, from Anglo-French gule, goleDate: circa 1550 to take advantage of (one who is foolish or unwary) ;deceiveIII. nounDate: 1594 a person who is easily deceived or cheated ;dupe
Any of more than 40 species of heavily built, web-footed seabirds (family Laridae) that are most abundant as breeders in temperate to arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Adults are mainly gray or white, with variable head markings. The bill is strong and slightly hooked, sometimes with a spot of color. Species differ in bill and leg colors and in wing patterns. Wingspreads range from 24 to 63 in. (0.6-1.6 m). Gulls feed on insects, mollusks, and crustaceans on beaches; worms and grubs in plowed fields; and fish and garbage from ships and along shores. Some large gulls prey on the eggs and young of other birds, incl. their own kind. See also herring gull, kittiwake.
1. n. any of various long-winged web-footed sea birds of the family Laridae, usu. having white plumage with a mantle varying from pearly-grey to black, and a bright bill. Derivatives: gullery n. (pl. -ies). Etymology: ME ult. f. OCelt. 2. v.tr. (usu. in passive; foll. by into) dupe, fool. Etymology: perh. f. obs. gull yellow f. ON gulr
Gull Gull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gulled; p. pr. & vb. n. Gulling.] [Prob. fr. gull the bird; but cf. OSw. gylla to deceive, D. kullen, and E. cullibility.] To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud. The rulgar, gulled into rebellion, armed. --Dryden. I'm not gulling him for the emperor's service. --Coleridge.
Gull Gull, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo["o]l.) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera. Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull (Larus argentatus), the great black-backed gull (L. murinus) the laughing gull (L. atricilla), and Bonaparte's gull (L. Philadelphia). The common European gull is Larus canus. Gull teaser (Zo["o]l.), the jager; -- also applied to certain species of terns.