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Webster 1913 Edition


Goat

Goat

(gōt)
,
Noun.
[OE
goot
,
got
,
gat
, AS.
gāt
; akin to D.
geit
, OHG.
geiz
, G.
geiss
, Icel.
geit
, Sw.
get
, Dan.
ged
, Goth.
gaits
, L.
haedus
a young goat, kid.]
(Zool.)
A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus
Capra
, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat (
Capra hircus
), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.
☞ The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat (
Capra ægagrus
), of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its stomach, is supposed to be one of the ancestral species of the domestic goat. The Rocky Mountain goat (
Haplocercus montanus
) is more nearly related to the antelopes. See
Mazame
.
Goat antelope
(Zool)
,
one of several species of antelopes, which in some respects resemble a goat, having recurved horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short, flat tail, as the goral, thar, mazame, and chikara.
Goat fig
(Bot.)
,
the wild fig.
Goat house
.
(a)
A place for keeping goats.
(b)
A brothel.
[Obs.]
Goat moth
(Zool.)
,
any moth of the genus
Cossus
, esp. the large European species (
Cossus ligniperda
), the larva of which burrows in oak and willow trees, and requires three years to mature. It exhales an odor like that of the he-goat.
Goat weed
(Bot.)
,
a scrophulariaceous plant, of the genus
Capraria
(
Capraria biflora
).
Goat’s bane
(Bot.)
,
a poisonous plant (
Aconitum Lucoctonum
), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from Switzerland into England; wolfsbane.
Goat's foot
(Bot.)
,
a kind of wood sorrel (
Oxalis caprina
) growing at the Cape of Good Hope.
Goat's rue
(Bot.)
,
a leguminous plant (
Galega officinalis
of Europe, or
Tephrosia Virginiana
in the United States).
Goat's thorn
(Bot.)
,
a thorny leguminous plant (
Astragalus Tragacanthus
), found in the Levant.
Goat's wheat
(Bot.)
,
the genus
Tragopyrum
(now referred to
Atraphaxis
).

Webster 1828 Edition


Goat

GOAT

,
Noun.
An animal or quadruped of the genus Capra. The horns are hollow, turned upwards, erect and scabrous. Goats are nearly of the size of sheep, but stronger, less timid and more agile. They delight to frequent rocks and mountains, and subsist on scanty coarse food. The milk of the goat is sweet, nourishing and medicinal, and the flesh furnishes provisions to the inhabitants of countries where they abound.

Definition 2021


Goat

Goat

See also: goat, GOAT, and go at

English

Proper noun

Goat

  1. The eighth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

goat

goat

See also: GOAT, Goat, and go at

English

Domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus)

Noun

goat (plural goats)

  1. A mammal, Capra aegagrus hircus, and similar species of the genus Capra.
  2. (slang) A lecherous man.
    • etymology: from the slang term "horny as a goat"
  3. (informal) A scapegoat.
    • 2008, "Tigers already miss Jones", in Royal Oak Daily Tribune (Michigan), Aug 6, 2008
      Fernando Rodney, the goat in Sunday's 10th inning loss to Tampa Bay, threw three nearly perfect innings in relief on Tuesday after being demoted from the closer role.
    • 1997, "1997 World Series", Game 7, bottom 11th inning, TV broadcast on NBC Sports, early morning October 27, 1997; words by Bob Costas
      Tony Fernández, who has worn hero's laurels throughout the postseason including earlier in this seventh game of the World Series, now cruel as it may seem, perhaps being fitted for goat horns.
  4. Nickname for the Pontiac GTO

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  • See also Wikisaurus:libertine

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Verb

goat (third-person singular simple present goats, present participle goating, simple past and past participle goated)

  1. (transitive) To allow goats to feed on.
    • 1918, Agricultural Experiment Station, Director's Biennial Report - Page 51
      Rape and clover has yielded 283 sheep days of pasture, practically dry weather [] For the coming year it is planned to goat this area continuously
  2. (transitive) To scapegoat.
    • 2001, "A worthy Rusch to judgment", in USA Today, July 15, 2001
      John Rocker, meanwhile, was spared from getting goated because he didn't blow a save

Anagrams


West Frisian

Noun

goat c

  1. shoot (of a plant)