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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goat  \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 
  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}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goat 
  n  1:  any  of  numerous  agile  ruminants  related  to  sheep  but  having 
  a  beard  and  straight  horns  [syn:  {caprine  animal}] 
  2:  a  victim  of  ridicule  or  pranks  [syn:  {butt},  {laughingstock}, 
  {stooge}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  GoAT  //  [Usenet]  Abbreviation:  "Go  Away  Troll".  See  {troll}. 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Goat 
  (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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