gamut vs gauntlet : Common Errors in English

About gamut vs gauntlet

To “run a gamut” is to go through the whole scale or spectrum of something. To “run the gauntlet” (also gantlet) is to run between two lines of people who are trying to beat you. And don’t confuse “gamut” with “gambit,” a play in chess, and by extension, a tricky maneuver of any kind.

gamut Meaning(s)

  • (n) a complete extent or range:
  • (n) the entire scale of musical notes

gauntlet Meaning(s)

  • (n) to offer or accept a challenge
  • (n) a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
  • (n) a glove with long sleeve
  • (n) a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim

gamut in News

  1. Do This Tonight: '70s Horror Films At Vortex Room

    This month, The Vortex Room is screening a series of old B movies in 'The Vortex Phenomena', which run the gamut from chilling to cheesy. [ more › ]
    on June 14, 2013 Source: SFist

  2. Rob Dyrdek? Carson Daly? Vote For Your Favorite MTV Show Host!

    MTV has been home to many different show hosts over the years, each with their own unique approach to the job. From cool dude Carson Daly to mama's boy Vinny Guadagnino, the personalities have run the gamut, and while all of them possess incredible talent, we pinpointed six standouts below. Take a look at our [...]
    on June 14, 2013 Source: MTV

  3. Wanelo CEO: we’re going to see a shift in power when it comes to social shopping

    What does it mean to have a social shopping experience? The definitions run the gamut, depending on the type of shopping experience you're looking for. But Wanelo is pioneering an interesting model to look at.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: GigaOM

gauntlet in News

  1. LANDesk CEO Steve Daly Challenges the Industry to Move from Device Pricing to One Price per User

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move designed to "draw a line in the sand" on how IT approaches user management, LANDesk throws down the gauntlet in their USA Today advertisement ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. US Open Cup: Round of 16 set for kick with 12 MLS clubs in action | Matchday Preview

    An even dozen Major League Soccer sides survived the lower-tier gauntlet to make the US Open Cup Round of 16, which takes place on Wednesday night.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Spurs anthem kid throws down the gauntlet

    A great singer in a matador Mariachi suit? San Antonio has thrown the gauntlet down for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Your response, Miami ?
    on June 12, 2013 Source: SB Nation

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