goat

goat
n.
1 a a hardy lively frisky short-haired domesticated mammal, Capra aegagrus, having horns and (in the male) a beard, and kept for its milk and meat. b either of two similar mammals, the mountain goat and the Spanish goat.
2 any other mammal of the genus Capra, including the ibex.
3 a lecherous man.
4 colloq. a foolish person.
5 (the Goat) the zodiacal sign or constellation Capricorn.
6 US a scapegoat.
Phrases and idioms:
get a person's goat colloq. irritate a person. goat-antelope any antelope-like member of the goat family, including the chamois and goral. goat-god Pan. goat moth any of various large moths of the family Cossidae. goat's-beard
1 a meadow plant, Tragopogon pratensis.
2 a herbaceous plant, Aruncus dioicus, with long plumes of white flowers.
Derivatives:
goatish adj. goaty adj.
Etymology: OE gat she-goat f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Goat — (g[=o]t), n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. g[=a]t; akin to D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged, Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zo[ o]l.) A hollow horned ruminant of the genus {Capra}, of several species and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goat — O.E. gat she goat, from P.Gmc. *gaitaz (Cf. O.S. get, O.N. geit, Dan. gjed, M.Du. gheet, Du. geit, O.H.G. geiz, Ger. Geiß, Goth. gaits goat ), from PIE *ghaidos young goat, also p …   Etymology dictionary

  • goat — goat; goat·herd; goat·ish; goat·ling; goat·skin; goat·stone; goat·weed; scape·goat·er; scape·goat·ism; goat·ish·ness; …   English syllables

  • goat — [ gout ] noun count * 1. ) an animal similar to a sheep but with longer legs and a thinner coat. The male goat is called a billy goat and the female is called a nanny goat. A young goat is called a kid. 2. ) INFORMAL an insulting word for an old… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goat — [gōt] n. [ME gote < OE gat, akin to Du geit, Ger geiss < IE base * ghaido , he goat > L haedus, kid goat ] 1. pl. goats or goat a) any of a genus (Capra) of wild or domesticated bovid ruminants with hollow horns ☆ b) ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT …   English World dictionary

  • goat — [gəut US gout] n [: Old English; Origin: gat] 1.) an animal that has horns on top of its head and long hair under its chin, and can climb steep hills and rocks. Goats live wild in the mountains or are kept as farm animals. 2.) get sb s goat… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • goat — ► NOUN 1) a hardy domesticated mammal that has backward curving horns and (in the male) a beard. 2) a wild mammal related to this, such as the ibex. 3) informal a lecherous man. 4) Brit. informal a stupid person. ● get someone s goat Cf. ↑get… …   English terms dictionary

  • goat|ee — «goh TEE», noun. a pointed, trimmed beard on a man s chin. It looks like the beard of a he goat. ╂[American English < goat] …   Useful english dictionary

  • GOAT — Abreviatura de prueba de Galveston de orientación y amnesia. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • goat — [n1] hollow horned mammal billy, buck, kid; concepts 394,400 …   New thesaurus

  • Goat — Billy goat redirects here. For the Lance Corporal in the Royal Welsh, see William Windsor (goat). For the urban legend, see Curse of the Billy Goat. This article is about the domesticated species. For other species, see Capra (genus). For other… …   Wikipedia

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