English dictionary


go |ɡəʊ| — a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

go about |ˈɡəʊ əˈbaʊt| — begin to deal with

go along |ˈɡəʊ əˈlɔːŋ| — cooperate or pretend to cooperate

go around |ˈɡəʊ əˈraʊnd| — be sufficient

go away |ˈɡəʊ əˈweɪ| — move away from a place into another direction

go back |ˈɡəʊ ˈbæk| — belong to an earlier time

go by |ˈɡəʊ baɪ| — pass by

go down |ˈɡəʊ ˈdaʊn| — move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

go in |ˈɡəʊ ɪn| — to come or go into

go off |ˈɡəʊ ˈɒf| — run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

go on |ˈɡəʊ ɑːn| — continue a certain state, condition, or activity

go out |ˈɡəʊ ˈaʊt| — move out of or depart from

go over |ˈɡəʊ ˈəʊvər| — hold a review (of troops)

go through |ˈɡəʊ θruː| — undergo or live through a difficult experience

go under |ɡəʊ ˈʌndə| — go under

go up |ˈɡəʊ ʌp| — move upward

go-ahead |ˈɡəʊ əhed| — a signal to proceed

go-as-you-please |ˌɡəʊ əz juː ˈpliːz| — not bound by rule or law or convention

go-between |ˈɡəʊ bɪtwiːn| — a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

go-by |ˈɡəʊ baɪ| — A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away.

go-cart |ˈɡəʊ kɑːt| — an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk

go-getter |ˌɡəʊ ˈɡetər| — someone whose career progresses rapidly

go-kart |ˈɡəʊ kɑːrt| — a small low motor vehicle with four wheels and an open framework; used for racing

go-off |ɔːf| — (intransitive) To explode.

go-round |ˈɡəʊraʊnd| — To physically swirl or rotate.

go-slow |ˈɡəʊ sləʊ| — a form of protest by workers in which they deliberately slow down in order to cause problem from their employers

go-to-meeting |ˈɡəʊ tə miːtɪŋ| — used of clothing

goad |ɡəʊd| — a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

goaf |ɡəʊf| — (mining) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings.

goal |ɡəʊl| — the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

goalie |ˈɡəʊlɪ| — the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

goalkeeper |ˈɡəʊlkiːpər| — the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

goat |ɡəʊt| — any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns

goatee |ɡəʊˈtiː| — a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard

goatherd |ˈɡəʊthɜːrd| — a person who tends a flock of goats

goatish |ˈɡəʊtɪʃ| — Goaty, goatlike.

goatling |ˈɡəʊtlɪŋ| — A young goat; a kid.

goatskin |ˈɡəʊtskɪn| — the hide of a goat

goatsucker |ˈɡəʊtˌsʌkər| — mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects

goaty |ˈɡəʊtɪ| — Like a goat, goatlike or redolent of goats.

gob |ɡɑːb| — a man who serves as a sailor

gobbet |ˈɡɑːbɪt| — a lump or chunk of raw meat

gobble |ˈɡɑːbl| — the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock

gobbledygook |ˌɡɑːbəldɪˈɡʊk| — incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists

gobbler |ˈɡɑːbələr| — a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls

Gobelin |ˈɡəʊbəlɪn| — A mainly French and Flemish type of tapestry having richly coloured pictorial designs

goblet |ˈɡɑːblət| — a drinking glass with a base and stem

goblin |ˈɡɑːblɪn| — (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

gobs |ˈɡɑːbz| — a large number or amount

goby |ˈɡəʊbɪ| — small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker

god |ɡɑːd| — the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions

God-given |ˈɡɒdˌɡɪvən| — Given or sent by God or appearing so.

godchild |ˈɡɑːdtʃaɪld| — an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism

goddamn |ˈɡɑːdˌdæm| — extremely

goddamned  — extremely

goddaughter |ˈɡɑdˌdɔːtər| — a female godchild

goddess |ˈɡɑːdəs| — a female deity

godfather |ˈɡɑːdfɑːðər| — any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism

godforsaken |ˈɡɑːdfərseɪkən| — located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

godhead |ˈɡɑːdhed| — terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

godless |ˈɡɑːdləs| — not revering god

godlike |ˈɡɑːdlaɪk| — appropriate to or befitting a god

godliness |ˈɡɒdlɪnəs| — piety by virtue of being a godly person

godly |ˈɡɑːdlɪ| — showing great reverence for god

godmother |ˈɡɑːdmʌðər| — any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism

godparent |ˈɡɑːdperənt| — a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism

gods |ˈɡɑːdz| — plural form of god

godsend |ˈɡɑːdsend| — a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

godson |ˈɡɑːdsʌn| — a male godchild

godspeed |ˈɡɑːdspɪd| — a successful journey

goer |ˈɡəʊər| — someone who leaves

goffer |ˈɡɑːfər| — a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)

goffering  — Present participle of goffer.

goggle |ˈɡɑːɡl| — look with amazement; look stupidly

goggle-eyed |ˈɡɒɡl aɪd| — with eyes or mouth open in surprise

goggled |ˈɡɒɡəld| — simple past tense and past participle of goggle

going |ˈɡəʊɪŋ| — the act of departing

going-on  — Indicates a time or age in the very near future.

goings-on |ˌɡəʊɪŋz ˈɒn| — Occurrences; things that go on, occur, or happen; events; activities.

goiter |ˌɡɔɪtər| — abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet

goitre |ˈɡɔɪtər| — abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet

goitrous |ˈɡɔɪtrəs| — Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a goitre

gold |ɡəʊld| — coins made of gold

gold-beater |ˈɡəʊld biːtər| — an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf

gold-digger |ˈɡəʊld dɪɡər| — Someone who digs or mines for gold.

gold-dust |ˈɡəʊld dʌst| — Gold in the form of very small pieces, or flour gold.

gold-fever |ˈɡəʊldˌfiːvə| — (literally) A feverish obsession to seek gold ore.

gold-filled  — Alternative spelling of gold-filled.

gold-leaf |ɡəʊld ˈliːf| — Gold beaten into a thin sheet.

gold-mine |ˈɡəʊldmaɪn| — (idiomatic) A very profitable economic venture.

gold-plate |ɡəʊld ˈpleɪt| — plate with gold

gold-plated |ˌɡəʊldˈpleɪtɪd| — Alternative spelling of gold-plated.

gold-rush |ˈɡəʊld rʌʃ| — Any period of feverish migration into an area in which gold has been discovered

goldcrest |ˈɡəʊldkrest| — European kinglet with a black-bordered yellow crown patch

golden |ˈɡəʊldən| — having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

goldfield |ˈɡəʊldfiːld| — a district where gold is mined

goldfinch |ˈɡəʊldfɪntʃ| — American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer

goldfish |ˈɡəʊldfɪʃ| — small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes

goldilocks |ˈɡəʊldɪlɑːks| — early-flowering perennial of southern and southeastern Europe with flower heads resembling those of goldenrod

goldmine |ˈɡəʊldmaɪn| — a good source of something that is desired

goldsmith |ˈɡəʊldsmɪθ| — an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold

golem |ˈɡəʊləm| — (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means

golf |ɡɑːlf| — a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

golf-course |ˈɡɒlf kɔːrs| — (golf) The land where one plays golf, with a green and a flag

golfer |ˈɡɑːlfər| — someone who plays the game of golf

Golgotha |ˈɡɑːlɡəθə| — a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

Goliath |ɡəˈlaɪəθ| — (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot

golliwog |ˈɡɑːlɪwɑːɡ| — a grotesque black doll

golly |ˈɡɑːlɪ| — (euphemistic) God! [From 1775.]

golosh |ɡəˈlɒʃ| — a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

goluptious |ɡəˈlʌpʃəs| — splendid, delightful, magnificent

gombeen |ɡɑːmˈbiːn| — (archaic) Usury.

gombroon |ɡɑːmˈbruːn| — Iranian pottery.

gonad |ˈɡəʊnæd| — a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced

gondola |ˈɡɑːndələ| — a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof

gondolier |ˌɡɑːndəˈlɪr| — a (Venetian) boatman who propels a gondola

gone |ɡɔːn| — destroyed or killed

goneness |ˈɡɔːnnɪs| — (US, informal) A state of exhaustion or faintness, especially from hunger.

goner |ˈɡɔːnər| — a person in desperate straits; someone doomed

gonfalon |ˈɡɑːnfələn| — A standard or ensign, consisting of a pole with a crosspiece from which a banner is suspended, especially as used in church processions, but also for civic and military display.

gonfalonier |ɡɑːnfələˈniːr| — one who bears the gonfalon

gong |ɡɑːŋ| — a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick

goniometer |ˌɡəʊnɪˈɑːmətər| — direction finder that determines the angular direction of incoming radio signals

gonorrhea |ˌɡɑːnəˈriːə| — a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

gonorrhoea |ˌɡɑːnəˈriːə| — a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

goo |ɡuː| — any thick, viscous matter

goober |ˈɡuːbər| — pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms

good |ɡʊd| — benefit

good-bye |ɡʊdˈbaɪ| — a farewell remark

good-fellowship |ɡʊd ˈfeləʊʃɪp| — the spirit of goodwill that exists among friends; comradeship

good-for-nothing |ˈɡʊdfərˈnʌθɪŋ| — an idle worthless person

good-humoured |ɡʊd ˈhjuːməd| — disposed to please

good-looking |ɡʊd ˈlʊkɪŋ| — pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion

good-natured |ɡʊd ˈneɪtʃəd| — having an easygoing and cheerful disposition

good-naturedly |ˌɡʊdˈneɪtʃərdlɪ| — in a good-natured manner

good-sized  — Alternative spelling of good-sized.

good-tempered |ɡʊd ˈtempəd| — not easily irritated

goodbye |ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ| — a farewell remark

goodies |ˈɡʊdɪz| — plural form of goodie

goodliness  — The condition of being goodly

goodly |ˈɡʊdlɪ| — large in amount or extent or degree

goodness |ˈɡʊdnəs| — that which is pleasing or valuable or useful

goods |ˈɡʊdz| — (business, economics, plural only) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.

goodwill |ˌɡʊdˈwɪl| — (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

goody |ˈɡʊdɪ| — something considered choice to eat

goody-goody |ˈɡʊdɪ ɡʊdɪ| — a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior

gooey |ˈɡuːɪ| — soft and sticky

goof |ɡuːf| — a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

goofy |ˈɡuːfɪ| — a cartoon character created by Walt Disney

google |ˈɡuːɡl| — a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search

goon |ɡuːn| — an awkward stupid person

goosander |ɡuːˈsændʌr| — common merganser of Europe and North America

goose |ɡuːs| — web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks

goose-egg |ˈɡuːseɡ| — (informal) Zero; nothing.

goose-flesh |ˈɡuːs fleʃ| — Raised skin, usually caused by the involuntary erection of hairs on the neck or arms caused by cold, excitement, or fear.

goose-skin |ˈɡuːsskɪn| — Raised skin, usually caused by the involuntary erection of hairs on the neck or arms caused by cold, excitement, or fear.

goose-step |ˈɡuːs step| — A style of marching in which the feet are lifted high in the air in front.

gooseberry |ˈɡuːsberɪ| — spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries

gooseflesh |ˈɡuːsfleʃ| — reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation

goosefoot |ˈɡuːsˌfʊt| — any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers

goosegrass |ˈɡuːsɡrɑːs| — Any of various grasses, sometimes used as food for geese, principally in genus Eleusine.

gooseneck  — something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)

goosey |ˈɡuːsɪ| — having or revealing stupidity

goosy  — having or revealing stupidity

gopher |ˈɡəʊfər| — a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)

gore |ɡɔːr| — Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)

gorge |ɡɔːrdʒ| — a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)

gorgeous |ˈɡɔːrdʒəs| — dazzlingly beautiful

gorget |ˈɡɔːrdʒɪt| — armor plate that protects the neck

Gorgon |ˈɡɔːrɡən| — (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair; a glance at Medusa turned the beholder to stone

gorilla |ɡəˈrɪlə| — largest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa

gormandize |ˈɡɔːrməndaɪz| — overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

gormless |ˈɡɔːrmləs| — (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality

gorse |ɡɔːrs| — very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe

gory |ˈɡɔːrɪ| — covered with blood

gosh |ɡɑːʃ| — (euphemistic) A mild expression of surprise or enthusiasm as to be put in place of “God”, particularly in fear of saying the Lord’s name in vain.

goshawk |ˈɡɑːshɔːk| — large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry

gosling |ˈɡɑːzlɪŋ| — young goose

gospel |ˈɡɑːspl| — the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

gospeler  — a preacher of the Christian gospel

gospeller |ˈɡɑːspələr| — a preacher of the Christian gospel

gossamer |ˈɡɑːsəmər| — a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture

gossamery |ˈɡɑːsəməriː| — Like gossamer; flimsy.

gossip |ˈɡɑːsɪp| — light informal conversation for social occasions

gossiper |ˈɡɑːsəpər| — a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

gossipmonger  — a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

gossipy |ˈɡɑːsɪpɪ| — prone to friendly informal communication

gossoon |ɡɑːˈsuːn| — (Ireland) A young boy, a servant boy; a lackey.

got |ɡɑːt| — simple past tense of get

Goth |ɡɑːθ| — a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Gotham |ˈɡɑːθəm| — Nickname for New York City; Washington Irving gave the name Gotham to New York City in his Salmagundi Papers (1807).

Gothic |ˈɡɑːθɪk| — extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas

gotten |ˈɡɑːtən| — (now mostly, North America, Ireland, Northern British) past participle of get

gouache |ɡʊˈɑːʃ| — an opaque watercolor prepared with gum

gouge |ɡaʊdʒ| — an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

goulash |ˈɡuːlæʃ| — a rich meat stew highly seasoned with paprika

gourd |ɡʊrd| — bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd

gourde |ɡuːɑːd| — the basic unit of money in Haiti

gourmand |ˈɡʊrmɑːnd| — a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

gourmet |ˈɡʊrmeɪ| — a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

gout |ɡaʊt| — 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

gouty |ˈɡaʊtɪ| — suffering from gout

govern |ˈɡʌvərn| — bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

governable |ˈɡʌvənəbl| — capable of being controlled

governance |ˈɡʌvərnəns| — the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

governess |ˈɡʌvərnəs| — a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home)

governing |ˈɡʌvərnɪŋ| — the act of governing; exercising authority

government |ˈɡʌvərnmənt| — the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

governmental |ˌɡʌvərnˈmentl| — relating to or dealing with the affairs or structure of government or politics or the state

governor |ˈɡʌvərnər| — the head of a state government

governor-general |ˌɡʌvnə ˈdʒenrəl| — (politics) governor general, a specific case of

gowk |ɡaʊk| — (Northern England, Scotland) A cuckoo.

gown |ɡaʊn| — a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions

gownsman |ˈɡaʊnzmən| — One whose professional habit is a gown, such as a divine, a lawyer, or a member of certain English universities.

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