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GOAT

abbr.
greatest of all time

goat

 (gōt)
n.
1. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Capra hircus) having backward curving horns and a beard especially in the male, raised for its wool, milk, and meat.
2. Any of various wild ruminant mammals of the genus Capra and related genera, including the ibexes and the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Eurasia.
3. A lecherous man.
4. A person who is blamed for a failure or misfortune, especially a scapegoat.
5. Goat
a. See Capricorn.

[Middle English got, from Old English gāt.]

goat′ish adj.

goat

(ɡəʊt)
n
1. (Animals) any sure-footed agile bovid mammal of the genus Capra, naturally inhabiting rough stony ground in Europe, Asia, and N Africa, typically having a brown-grey colouring and a beard. Domesticated varieties (C. hircus) are reared for milk, meat, and wool.
2. (Animals) short for Rocky Mountain goat
3. informal a lecherous man
4. a bad or inferior member of any group (esp in the phrase separate the sheep from the goats)
5. short for scapegoat
6. act the goat act the giddy goat play the goat play the giddy goat to fool around
7. get someone's goat slang to cause annoyance to someone
[Old English gāt; related to Old Norse geit, Old High German geiz, Latin haedus kid]
ˈgoatˌlike adj

Goat

(ɡəʊt)
n
(Astrology) the Goat the constellation Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac

goat

(goʊt)

n.
1. any agile, hollow-horned ruminant of the Old World genus Capra, of the family Bovidae, closely related to sheep, usu. native to mountainous regions, and widely distributed in domesticated varieties.
2. any of various related animals, as the Rocky Mountain goat.
3. (cap.) Capricorn (def 1).
4. a scapegoat or victim.
5. a lecherous man.
Idioms:
get someone's goat, Informal. to anger, annoy, or frustrate a person.
[before 900; Middle English got, Old English gāt, c. Old Saxon gēt, Old High German geiz, Old Norse geit, Gothic gaits; akin to Latin haedus kid]
goat′like`, adj.

goat

(gōt)
Any of various hoofed ruminant mammals related to the sheep and having hollow, curved horns and a beard. Goats are raised in many parts of the world for wool, milk, and meat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight hornsgoat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
bovid - hollow-horned ruminants
beard - hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
kid - young goat
billy goat, he-goat, billy - male goat
nanny-goat, she-goat, nanny - female goat
Capra hircus, domestic goat - any of various breeds of goat raised for milk or meat or wool
wild goat - undomesticated goat
2.goat - a victim of ridicule or pranks
April fool - the butt of a prank played on April 1st
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled
3.goat - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in CapricornGoat - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
4.Goat - the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19

goat

noun
Related words
adjectives caprine, hircine
male billy, buck
female nanny
young kid, yeanling
collective nouns herd, tribe

goat

noun
One who is made an object of blame:
Slang: fall guy, patsy.
Translations
ماعِزمعزة
коза
kozakozel
ged
kapro
kits
vuohi
koza
kecske
kambing
geit
やぎ
염소
capercaprahircus
ožka
āziskaza
capră
capkoza
kozakozel
kozaкоза
get
แพะ
козакозелцап
con dê

goat

[gəʊt]
A. N (gen) → cabra f; (male) → chivo m, macho cabrío m
to get sb's goatfastidiar or molestar a algn
B. CPD goat cheese, goat's cheese Nqueso m de cabra

goat

[ˈgəʊt] n (= animal) → chèvre fgoat cheese nfromage m de chèvre

goat

nZiege f; (inf: = silly person) (= man)Esel m (inf); (= woman)Ziege f (inf); (= lecher)Bock m (inf); to act the goat (inf)herumalbern; to get somebody’s goat (inf)jdn auf die Palme bringen (inf)

goat

:
goatfish
n (US) → Meerbarbe f
goatherd
nZiegenhirt(in) m(f)
goat’s cheese
goatskin
nZiegenleder nt
goat’s milk
nZiegenmilch f; goat yoghurtJog(h)urt m or ntaus Ziegenmilch
goatsucker
n (US Orn) → Ziegenmelker m, → Nachtschwalbe f

goat

[gəʊt] ncapra
to act the goat (fam) → fare lo/a stupido/a
to get sb's goat (fam) → far uscire qn dai gangheri

goat

(gəut) noun
an animal of the sheep family, with horns and a long-haired coat.

goat

ماعِز koza ged Ziege κατσίκα cabra vuohi chèvre koza capra ヤギ 염소 geit geit koza cabra козел get แพะ keçi con dê 山羊

goat

n. cabra;
___ milkleche de ___.
References in classic literature ?
At last, being eager to view the circumference of my little kingdom, I resolved upon my cruise; and accordingly I victualled my ship for the voyage, putting in two dozen of loaves (cakes I should call them) of barley-bread, an earthen pot full of parched rice (a food I ate a good deal of), a little bottle of rum, half a goat, and powder and shot for killing more, and two large watch-coats, of those which, as I mentioned before, I had saved out of the seamen's chests; these I took, one to lie upon, and the other to cover me in the night.
For example, if I killed a goat abroad, I could hang it up in a tree, flay it, dress it, and cut it in pieces, and bring it home in a basket; and the like by a turtle; I could cut it up, take out the eggs and a piece or two of the flesh, which was enough for me, and bring them home in a basket, and leave the rest behind me.
An odd sort of goat, that," said the duke; "in this earthly region of ours we have no such colours; I mean goats of such colours.
And it so happened we came by where the seven goats are, and by God and upon my soul, as in my youth I was a goatherd in my own country, as soon as I saw them I felt a longing to be among them for a little, and if I had not given way to it I think I'd have burst.
Nothing," she said thoughtfully, "would be so useful to him as a goat.
Then," her mother asked, "won't you give him your goat, the one you frighten Tony with at night?
Let that monster go away and I will soon let you know what is the respective strength of a Goat and a Bull.
He had seen her, accompanied by her goat, take to the Rue de la Coutellerie; he took the Rue de la Coutellerie.
So he walked along, very thoughtfully, behind the young girl, who hastened her pace and made her goat trot as she saw the bourgeois returning home and the taverns--the only shops which had been open that day--closing.
One basket out of every three of corn was theirs, one fish out of every three, one goat out of every three.
Five goats and a new sleeping mat are scarce enough in exchange for Bukawai's medicine.
It is over-run with wild goats, that breed there in great numbers and are never disturbed by foot of man; for sportsmen--who as a rule will suffer so much hardship in forest or among mountain precipices--do not go there, nor yet again is it ever ploughed or fed down, but it lies a wilderness untilled and unsown from year to year, and has no living thing upon it but only goats.