Definition of goat
1a or plural goat : any of various hollow-horned ruminant mammals (especially of the genus Capra) related to the sheep but of lighter build and with backwardly arching horns, a short tail, and usually straight hair; especially : one (Capra hircus) long domesticated for its milk, wool, and fleshb capitalized : capricorn
2 : a licentious man : lecher
3 : scapegoat 2
goatishplay \ˈgō-tish\ adjective
goatlikeplay \ˈgōt-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of goat in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of goat from the Web
But other livestock has been attacked: goats, sheep, llama and smaller animals like chickens and other fowl.
Salon had a playful dinner menu, with dishes like steak tartare, beets with goat cheese mousse and foie gras with bacon jam prepared with the sculptural care of a pastry chef.
The animals included dogs, cats, cows, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits.
Someone has to milk the goats and cows, check the oil in the camp vans, and harvest vegetables.
The Gratitude Bowl was really a salad, with mixed greens and sprouts tossed with avocado, cucumber, a supergrain called freekeh, slivered almonds and goat cheese.
Cut the ribbon and you'll be turned into a goat, Shula is warned.
While creating the universe, did God have in mind that, at a certain point, a stuffed goat with a car tire around its middle would materialize to round out the scheme?
Behind him on the wall, a goat with a long beard was painted cleverly so that its horns meshed seamlessly with the building's toilet pipes, suggesting a demonic steampunk demigod.
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Origin and Etymology of goat
Middle English gote, from Old English gāt; akin to Old High German geiz goat, Old Norse geit, Latin haedus kid
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
GOAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goat for English Language Learners
: a small animal that is related to the sheep
the goat : a person who is blamed for a loss or failure
GOAT Defined for Kids
Definition of goat for Students
: an animal that has hollow horns that curve backward, is related to the sheep, and is often raised for its milk, wool, and meat
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