Words starting with G

Words that start with G

List of things that start with the letter G.

Giant giraffes gambol in the grass with green geckoes.

Photo of a gable roof
Photo by Elliott Brown

A gable is the vertical end of a roof that is made of two sloped surfaces that join at the top to form a pitched roof.

Photo of Gaborone, Botswana
Photo by Athena Lao

Gaborone is the capital of Botswana. It has a population of around 190,000.

Photo of a gaggle of geese
Photo by Harsha K R

A group of geese is called a gaggle.

Photo of a running horse
Photo by Pete Markham

A gait is a way of moving, usually applied to animals like horses. Some examples of different gaits are a walk, run, trot, canter or gallop.
Gait is not the same as gate.

Photo of two galahs
Photo by Steve Wilson
Scientific name: eolophus roseicapilla

Galahs, also called the rose-breasted cockatoo, are an extremely common parrot found in large flocks all over Australia. It has risen to pest proportions in some areas.

A galaxy is a large group of stars and planets held together by gravity. Galaxies are separated from each other by enormous distances.

Photo of trees blowing in a gale
Photo by Michael Mol

A gale is a very strong wind. Specifically, a gale is winds between 32 and 63 miles per hour, or 14–28 meters per second.

A U.S. standard gallon is 231 cubic inches or 3.7853 liters. A British imperial gallon is 277.42 cubic inches or 4.546 liters.

Photo of a horse galloping
Photo by KiwiNZ

A gallop is the fastest gait of a horse. It has a beat of four, and all of the horse's feet are off the ground at once as it is galloping.

Photo of a gallows
Photo by Stuart Orford

A gallows is a structure designed to cause death by hanging. It was typically used to execute criminals. Depending on how far the person being hanged is allowed to fall, death is caused by either strangulation on a short drop, or by having their neck broken on a long drop.