What does goat mean?

Definitions for goatgoʊt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goat, caprine animal(noun)

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

  2. butt, goat, laughingstock, stooge(noun)

    a victim of ridicule or pranks

  3. Capricorn, Goat(noun)

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

  4. 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


  1. goat(Noun)

    Any of various ruminant mammals, of the genus Capra, related to the sheep.

  2. goat(Noun)

    A lecherous man.

  3. goat(Noun)

    A scapegoat

  4. goat(Verb)

    To allow goats to feed on.

  5. goat(Verb)

    To scapegoat.

  6. Origin: From gote, goot, got, gat, from gat, from gaits, from gʰaid-. Cognate with gait, gayt, geit, geit, geit, Geiß, Danish ged, get, geit, haedus, заѩць, ձի, हय, जिहीते.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goat(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [OE goot, got, gat, AS. gt; akin to D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged, Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.]


  1. Goat

    Goat is the second full length album by The Jesus Lizard, released in 1991. It is their most acclaimed album, with many critics calling it one of the best albums of the 1990s. The album was produced by Steve Albini. Its cover art, by bassist David Wm. Sims, at first glance resembles a flame, but is actually a topless woman with a close-up image of nails projected onto her body. The rear of the album, and several panels of the enclosed CD booklet include similar pictures of the same naked woman, with different images projected onto her body. It was ranked as the #38th best album of the 1990's by the online magazine Pitchfork Media.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Goat

    gōt, n. the well-known quadruped, allied to the sheep.—ns. Goat′chāfer, the dor or dung-beetle; Goatēē′, a beard left on the chin, while the rest of the face is shaven; Goat′-herd, one who tends goats.—adj. Goat′ish, resembling a goat, esp. in smell: lustful: wanton.—ns. Goat′ishness; Goat′-moth, a large moth common throughout Europe and Asia, having a thick heavy body, and measuring three inches or more across the wings; Goat's′-beard, Goat's′-rue, Goat's′-thorn, names of plants; Goat′skin, the skin of the goat, leather made from it; Goat′sucker, a kind of swallow erroneously thought to suck goats. [A.S. gát; Ger. geiss, Dut. geit.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. GoAT

    [Usenet] Abbreviation: “Go Away, Troll”. See troll.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. GOAT

    The honored founder and oldest inhabitant of Harlem, N.Y. Elsewhere, not in good odor.

Editors Contribution

  1. goat

    A type of quadrupedal animal bred in a variety of species.

    The farmer loved his goats so much he only choose to breed them for their milk, they were like family to him and he treated them with such respect.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goat' in Nouns Frequency: #2716


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goat in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Assyrian Proverb:

    Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear and man from all sides.

  2. Edgar Watson Howe:

    One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Just like a mountain goat climbing very steep and dangerous land to lick salt from the rocks, man also should take high risks to get what he wants!

  4. Kriti Sharma:

    People spend years locked up in chains, wooden stocks, or goat sheds because families don't know what else to do, and the government doesn't do a good job of offering humane alternatives.

  5. Virginia:

    If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.

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