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Meaning of GOAT

Pronunciation:  gowt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
  2. [n]  the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
  3. [n]  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
  4. [n]  a victim of ridicule or pranks

GOAT is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: butt, Capricon the Goat, Capricorn, Capricorn, caprine animal, laughingstock, stooge
 See Also: April fool, beard, billy, billy goat, bovid, Capra, Capra hircus, domestic goat, dupe, genus Capra, he-goat, horn, house, human, individual, kid, mansion, mortal, nanny, nanny-goat, person, planetary house, she-goat, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign, victim, wild goat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Goat\, 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 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 [ae]gagrus}),
      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} (Zo["o]l), 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} (Zo["o]l.), 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

{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

{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}).

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing goats in your dream, represents your lack of judgment and your gullibility. Also consider the associations with the goat as in "scapegoat" or "getting someone's goat". Dreaming that a billy goat butts you, forewarns of enemies trying to get hold of your business plans.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. 'ez, the she-goat (Gen. 15:9; 30:35; 31:38). This Hebrew word is also used for the he-goat (Ex. 12:5; Lev. 4:23; Num. 28:15), and to denote a kid (Gen. 38:17, 20). Hence it may be regarded as the generic name of the animal as domesticated. It literally means "strength," and points to the superior strength of the goat as compared with the sheep.

(2.) Heb. 'attud, only in plural; rendered "rams" (Gen. 31:10,12); he-goats (Num. 7:17-88; Isa. 1:11); goats (Deut. 32:14; Ps. 50:13). They were used in sacrifice (Ps. 66:15). This word is used metaphorically for princes or chiefs in Isa. 14:9, and in Zech. 10:3 as leaders. (Comp. Jer. 50:8.)

(3.) Heb. gedi, properly a kid. Its flesh was a delicacy among the Hebrews (Gen. 27:9, 14, 17; Judg. 6:19).

(4.) Heb. sa'ir, meaning the "shaggy," a hairy goat, a he-goat (2 Chr. 29:23); "a goat" (Lev. 4:24); "satyr" (Isa. 13:21); "devils" (Lev. 17:7). It is the goat of the sin-offering (Lev. 9:3, 15; 10:16).

(5.) Heb. tsaphir, a he-goat of the goats (2 Chr. 29:21). In Dan. 8:5, 8 it is used as a symbol of the Macedonian empire.

(6.) Heb. tayish, a "striker" or "butter," rendered "he-goat" (Gen. 30:35; 32:14).

(7.) Heb. 'azazel (q.v.), the "scapegoat" (Lev. 16:8, 10,26).

(8.) There are two Hebrew words used to denote the undomesticated goat:, _Yael_, only in plural mountain goats (1 Sam. 24:2; Job 39:1; Ps.104:18). It is derived from a word meaning "to climb." It is the ibex, which abounded in the mountainous parts of Moab. And _'akko_, only in Deut. 14:5, the wild goat.

Goats are mentioned in the New Testament in Matt. 25:32,33; Heb. 9:12,13, 19; 10:4. They represent oppressors and wicked men (Ezek. 34:17; 39:18; Matt. 25:33).

Several varieties of the goat were familiar to the Hebrews. They had an important place in their rural economy on account of the milk they afforded and the excellency of the flesh of the kid. They formed an important part of pastoral wealth (Gen. 31:10, 12;32:14; 1 Sam. 25:2).

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