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ger (dwelling house)

Definition:

a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

Mongolian

Plural:

gers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

yurt

Etymology:

Mongolian гэр. | Hebrew גר.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of ger...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

yurt [shelter] | yurta | ger [Mongol]

tentlike Central Asian nomad's dwelling, erected on wooden poles and covered with skin, felt, or handwoven textiles in bright colours. The interior is ... (23 of 124 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/655054​/yurt

Wiktionary:

ger | gers [plural] | gerim [plural]

A yurt. | A male convert to Judaism. (7 of 21 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ger

Wikipedia:

Ger [disambiguation]

may refer to: Ger (Hasidic dynasty), a Hasidic dynasty from Góra Kalwaria | Ger, a rune of the Anglo-Saxon fuþorc; see Jeran | Ger (weapon), the javelin of the Germanic tribe of the Teutons | Germany (Ger.) | German language (Ger.) | Granular... (38 of 191 words, 17 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ger

Merriam-Webster:

gerund

a verbal noun in Latin that expresses generalized or uncompleted action | any of several linguistic forms analogous to the Latin gerund in languages ... (23 of 115 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gerund

New World Dictionary:

ger | Ger

gerund | German | Germany (3 of 5 words, 3 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ger

Collins Dictionary:

yurt

a circular tent consisting of a framework of poles covered with felt or skins, used by Mongolian and Turkic nomads of eastern and central Asia (25 of 324 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yurt

Oxford Dictionary:

yurt

a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey (19 of 47 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/yurt

Random House Dictionary:

yurt

a tentlike dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of a cylindrical wall of poles in a lattice arrangement with a ... (25 of 40 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/yurt

Macmillan British Dictionary:

yurt [countable] | yurts [plural]

a large round tent used especially by people in Central Asia (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/yurt

American Heritage Dictionary:

yurt

A circular, domed, portable tent used by nomadic peoples of central Asia. (12 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/yurt

Columbia Encyclopedia:

domicile

one's legal residence. This may or may not be the place where one actually resides at any one time. The domicile is the permanent home to which one is ... (29 of 119 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0815827​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

dwelling [formal]

a house or place to live in (7 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dwelling

Encarta Dictionary:

ger | gers [plural]

a collapsible circular tent of skins stretched over a pole frame, used by Central Asian nomadic peoples (17 of 30 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561563297​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

ger | gers [plural] | gerim [plural]

Origin: Mongolian гэр. | Hebrew גר.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ger

Audio reference

YourDictionary Audio:

ger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ger" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ger

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