goat, caprine animal

(noun) any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns

Capricorn, Capricorn the Goat, Goat

(noun) the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19

Capricorn, Goat

(noun) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn

butt, goat, laughingstock, stooge

(noun) a victim of ridicule or pranks

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


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


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goat (plural goats)

A mammal, Capra aegagrus hircus, and similar species of the genus Capra.

(slang) A lecherous man.

(informal) A scapegoat.

(slang) A Pontiac GTO car.

(speech recognition) A person who is not easily understood by a speech recognition system; contrasted with sheep.

(slang) A person who graduates from West Point with a 2.0 GPA.

A fool, loser, or object of ridicule.


• (lecherous man): See also libertine

• (scapegoat): See also scapegoat


• (group of goats): tribe, herd


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

(transitive) To allow goats to feed on.

(transitive) To scapegoat.


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GOAT (plural GOATs)

(UK, politics, informal) A member of the "government of all the talents" proposed by British prime minister Gordon Brown.

(US, informal) Acronym of greatest of all time.


• Gøta, Toga, atgo, toga

Source: Wiktionary

Goat, n. Etym: [OE goot, got, gat, AS. gat; akin to D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged, Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus Capra, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat (C. hircus), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.

Note: 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 ofthe domestic goat. The Rocky Montain goat (Haplocercus montanus) is more nearly related to the antelopes. See Mazame. Goat antelope (Zoöl), 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 (Zoöl.), any moth of the genus Cossus, esp. the large European species (C. 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 (C. biflora).

– Goat's bane (Bot.), a poisonous plant (Aconitum Lucoctonum), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from Switzerland into England; wolfsbane.

– Goat's beard (Bot.), a plant of the genus Tragopogon; -- so named from the long silky beard of the seeds. One species is the salsify or oyster plant.

– 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).

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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