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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gout  \Go[^u]t\  (g[=oo]),  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  gustus  taste.  See 
  {Gusto}.] 
  Taste;  relish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gout  \Gout\  (gout),  n.  [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.)  A  constitutional  disease,  occurring  by  paroxysms. 
  It  consists  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  sympathetic  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}. 
 
  {Gout  stones}.  See  {Chalkstone},  n.,  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gout 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {gouty 
  arthritis},  {urarthritis}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GOUT,  n.  A  physician's  name  for  the  rheumatism  of  a  rich  patient. 
 
 




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