gout, gouty arthritis, urarthritis

(noun) a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


gout (countable and uncountable, plural gouts)

(uncountable, pathology) An extremely painful inflammation of joints, especially of the big toe, caused by a metabolic defect resulting in the accumulation of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urates around the joints.

Synonyms: crystalline arthritis, gouty arthritis, urarthritis

Hypernym: arthritis

(usually, followed by of) A spurt or splotch.

(rare) A disease of wheat and cornstalks, caused by insect larvae.


gout (third-person singular simple present gouts, present participle gouting, simple past and past participle gouted)

(intransitive) To spurt.

Etymology 2


gout (plural gouts)

(obsolete) taste; relish

Source: Wiktionary

Gout, n. Etym: [F. goutte a drop, the gout, the disease being considered as a defluxion, fr. L. gutta drop.]

1. A drop; a clot or coagulation. On thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood. Shak.

2. (Med.)

Definition: A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms. It constists in an inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which, it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended with various sympathettic phenomena, particularly in the digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as the stomach, the intestines, etc. Dunglison.

3. A disease of cornstalks. See Corn fly, under Corn. Cout stones. See Chalkstone, n., 2.

Goût, n. Etym: [F., fr. L. gustus taste. See Gusto.]

Definition: Taste; relish.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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