Goat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡoʊt|  American pronunciation of the word goat
Brit.  |ɡəʊt|  British pronunciation of the word goat

noun

- any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
- a victim of ridicule or pranks (syn: butt, laughingstock, stooge)
- (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn (syn: capricorn)
- the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19 (syn: capricorn)

Examples

In the last inning, a home run can make you the hero, and a strikeout can make you the goat.

...an unhappy childhood was the goat he used to rationalize every failure and shortcoming...

The Chimera is a monster in Greek mythology that is part lion, part goat, and part serpent.

The goat was offered as a sacrifice.

a young goat capering in its pen

a mother goat and all of her newborn

...a small cross made of goat bone was worn in the Middle Ages as an amulet to ward off evil...

...the salacious Greek god Pan is generally portrayed as having the legs, horns, and ears of a goat...

Goat's cheese adds extra bite to any pasta dish.

¼ cup crumbled goat's cheese

You can get goat's cheese at the local delicatessen - at a price!

You should have seen me run when that goat charged at me!

The goat butted the hiker with his horns

They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter

Word forms

noun
singular: goat
plural: goats
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