Bile, especially that of an animal; the greenish, profoundly bitter-tasting fluid found in bile ducts and gall bladders, structures associated with the liver. (noun)
The gall bladder. (noun)
Great misery or physical suffering, likened to the bitterest-tasting of substances. (noun)
A bump-like imperfection resembling a gall. (noun)
A feeling of exasperation. (noun)
Impudence or brazenness; temerity, chutzpah. (noun)
A sore or open wound caused by chafing, which may become infected, as with a blister. (noun)
A sore on a horse caused by an ill-fitted or ill-adjusted saddle; a saddle sore. (noun)
A pit caused on a surface being cut caused by the friction between the two surfaces exceeding the bond of the material at a point. (noun)
To trouble or bother. (verb)
To harass, to harry, often with the intent to cause injury. (verb)
To chafe, to rub or subject to friction; to create a sore on the skin. (verb)
To exasperate. (verb)
To cause pitting on a surface being cut from the friction between the two surfaces exceeding the bond of the material at a point. (verb)
A blister or tumor-like growth found on the surface of plants, caused by burrowing of insect larvae into the living tissues, especially that of the common oak gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii). (noun)
Examples of word gall
I. i.101 (158,2) Though ink be made of gall] Shakespeare, even in this poor conceit, has confounded the vegetable _galls_ used in ink, with the animal _gall_, supposed to be bitter.
The word gall has appeared in 110 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 7 in the blog post "'Simpsons' Voice Actor Speaks Out About Negotiations With Fox," by Dave Itzkoff:
The next time the cook cleans out a fowl, ask her to show you the little greenish bladder which she calls the gall and which she takes such care not to burst, because it contains a bitter liquid which, if spilt upon it, would quite ruin the flavor of the fowl.
Learn more about the word "gall" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the Vocabulary.com dictionary.
The part that gets my gall is how quickly they were to blame FEMA for every single misfortune.