Dictionary: GO'EL – GOLD'-COAST'

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GO'EL, a. [Sax. gealew.]

Yellow. [Obs.] Tusser.

GO'ER, n. [from go.]

  1. One that goes; a runner or walker; one that has a gait good or bad. Wotton.
  2. One that transacts business between parties; in an ill sense. Shak.
  3. A foot. Chapman.
  4. A term applied to a horse; as, a good goer; a safe goer. [Unusual in the United States.] Beaum.

GO'E-TY, n. [Gr. γοητεια.]

Invocation of evil spirits. [Not in use.] Hallywell.

GOFF, n. [Qu. W. gofol, contracted, a word composed of go and fôl, foolish; or Fr. goffe; or a contraction of D. kolf, a club.]

A foolish clown; also, a game. [Obs.] [See Golf.]


Foolish; stupid. [Obs.] Chaucer.

GOG, n. [W. gog, activity, rapidity; probably allied to gig. See Agog.]

Haste; ardent desire to go. Beaum.


Having full eyes; staring. B. Jonson.


A strained or affected rolling of the eye.

GOG'GLE, v.i. [W. gogelu, to shun; go, a prefix, and gelu, from cêl, a shelter, coinciding with L. celo; or from gog.]

To strain or roll the eyes. And wink and goggle like an owl. Hudibras.


Prominent; staring, as the eye. Herbert.


A rolling or staring eye. B. Jonson.


Having prominent, distorted or rolling eyes. Ascham.

GOG'GLES, n. [plur. W. gogelu, to shelter. See Goggle, the verb.]

  1. In surgery, instruments used to cure squinting, or the distortion of the eyes which occasions it. Encyc.
  2. Cylindrical tubes, in which are fixed glasses for defending the eyes from cold, dust, &c. and sometimes with colored glasses to abate the intensity of light.
  3. Blinds for horses that are apt to take fright.

GO'ING, n.

  1. The act of moving in any manner.
  2. The act of walking. Shak.
  3. Departure. Milton.
  4. Pregnancy. Grew.
  5. Procedure; way; course of life; behavior; deportment; used chiefly in the plural. His eyes are on the ways of man, and he seeeth all his goings. Job xxxiv.
  6. Procedure; course of providential agency or government. They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. Ps. lxviii. Going out, or Goings out, in Scripture, utmost extremity or limit; the point where an extended body terminates Num. xxxiv. 5, 9. Departure or journeying. Num. xxxiii.

GO'ING, ppr. [from go.]

Moving; walking; traveling; turning; rolling; flying; sailing, &c.

GOIT'ER, n. [Fr. goître.]

The bronchocele; a cellulose or cystose tumor, the cells oval, currant-sized, or grape-sized, containing a serous fluid; sometimes their contents are caseous. It is seated in the thyroid gland, and appears on the anterior part of the neck. The same disease affects the testes and the female breasts, but in these situations is not called bronchocele. Cellular sarcoma is a name applicable to the disease in all locations. The inhabitants of this part of the Valais are subject to goiters. Coxe, Switz.


Affected with goiter.

GOIT'ROUS, a. [Fr. goîtreux.]

  1. Pertaining to the goiter; partaking of the nature of bronchocele.
  2. Affected with bronchocele. Journ. of Science. Let me not be understood as insinuating that the inhabitants in general are either gaitrous or idiots. Coxe, Switz.

GO'LA, n. [L. gula.]

In architecture, the same as Cymatium.

GOLD, a.

Made of gold; consisting of gold; as a gold chain.

GOLD, n. [Sax. gold; G. gold; D. goud, a contracted word; Sw. and Dan. guld, from gul, guul, yellow. Hence the original pronunciation goold, still retained by some people. The Dan. guul is in Sax. gealew, whence our yellow, that is, primarily, bright, from the Celtic, W. gawl, galau, gole, light, splendor; Gaelic, geal, bright; Ar. جَلاَ chala to be clear or bright. Class Gl, No. 7.]

  1. A precious metal of a bright yellow color, and the most ductile and malleable of all the metals. It is the heaviest metal except platinum and being a very dense, fixed substance, and not liable to be injured by air, it is well fitted to be used as coin, or a representative of commodities in commerce. Its ductility and malleability render it the most suitable metal for gilding. It is often found native in solid masses, as in Hungary and Peru; though generally in combination with silver, copper or iron. Encyc.
  2. Money. For me, the gold of France did not seduce. Shak.
  3. Something pleasing or valuable; as, a heart of gold. Shak.
  4. A bright yellow color; as, a flower edged with gold.
  5. Riches; wealth. Gold of pleasure, a plant of the genus Myagrum.


Gilded. [Little used.]


One whose occupation is to beat or foliate gold for gilding. Boyle. Goldbeater's skin, the intestinum rectum of an ox, which goldbeaters lay between the leaves of the metal while they beat it, whereby the membrane is reduced very thin, and made fit to be applied to cuts and fresh wounds. Quincy.


Encompassed with gold. Shak.


In geography, the coast of Africa where gold is found; being a part of the coast of Guinea.