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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [gey-buh l]
    • /ˈgeɪ bəl/
    • /ˈɡeɪ.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gey-buh l]
    • /ˈgeɪ bəl/

Definitions of gable word

  • noun gable (William) Clark, 1901–60, U.S. film actor. 1
  • noun gable The part of a wall that encloses the end of a pitched roof. 1
  • noun gable triangle of a roof 1
  • countable noun gable A gable is the triangular part at the top of the end wall of a building, between the two sloping sides of the roof. 0
  • noun gable the triangular upper part of a wall between the sloping ends of a pitched roof 0
  • noun gable a triangular ornamental feature in the form of a gable, esp as used over a door or window 0

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Origin of gable

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English < Old French (of Germanic orig.); cognate with Old Norse gafl; compare Old English gafol, geafel a fork

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Parts of speech for Gable


gable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for gable

noun gable

  • house — a building in which people live; residence for human beings.
  • ceiling — A ceiling is the horizontal surface that forms the top part or roof inside a room.
  • parapet — Fortification. a defensive wall or elevation, as of earth or stone, in a fortification. an elevation raised above the main wall or rampart of a permanent fortification.
  • covering — A covering is a layer of something that protects or hides something else.
  • shelter — something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge.

Antonyms for gable

noun gable

  • bottom — The bottom of something is the lowest or deepest part of it.

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