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Bible Usage:

  • gin used 3 times.
  • gins used twice.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

A trap.

1. Psalms 140:5, 141:9, Amos 3:5, the Hebrew word used, mokesh, means a noose or "snare," as it is elsewhere rendered (Psalms 18:5; Proverbs 13:14, etc.).

2. Job 18:9, Isaiah 8:14, Heb. pah, a plate or thin layer; and hence a net, a snare, trap, especially of a fowler (Psalms 69:22, "Let their table before them become a net;" Amos 3:5, "Doth a bird fall into a net [pah] upon the ground where there is no trap-stick [mokesh] for her? doth the net [pah] spring up from the ground and take nothing at all?", Gesenius.)

Naves Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary

a trap for birds or beasts; it consisted of a net, (Isaiah 8:14) and a stick to act as a spring. (Amos 3:5)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GIN, noun A contraction of Geneva, a distilled spirit. [See Geneva.]

GIN, noun [A contraction of engine.] A machine or instrument by which the mechanical powers are employed in aid of human strength. The word is applied to various engines, as a machine for driving piles, another for raising weights, etc., and a machine for separating the seeds from cotton, invented by E.Whitney, is called a cotton-gin. It is also the name given to an engine of torture, and to a pump moved by rotary sails.

1. A trap; a snare.

GIN, verb transitive To clear cotton of its seeds by a machine which separates them with expedition.

1. To catch in a trap.

GIN, verb intransitive To begin.