Dictionary: GUST – GUT'TU-RAL-NESS

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GUST, v.t.

To taste; to have a relish. [Little used.]


  1. That may be tasted; tastable. Harvey.
  2. Pleasant to the taste. [Little used.] Derham.


The act of tasting. [Little used.] Brown.


Pertaining to gust or taste.


Tasteful; well-tasted; that relishes.


Relish; pleasantness to the taste. Barrow.


Tasteless. Brown.

GUST'O, n. [It. and Sp. See Gust.]

  1. Relish; that which excites pleasant sensations in the palate or tongue. Derham.
  2. Intellectual taste. [Little used.] Dryden.

GUST'Y, a.

Subject to sudden blasts of wind; stormy; tempestuous. Once upon a raw and gusty day, / The troubled Tyber chafing with his shores. Shak.

GUT, n. [G. kuttel; Ch. קותלא, kutla.]

  1. The intestinal canal of an animal; a pipe or tube extending, with many circumvolutions, from the pylorus to the vent. This pipe is composed of three coats, and is attached to the body by a membrane called the mesentery. This canal is of different sizes in different parts, and takes different names. The thin and small parts are called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum; the large and thick parts are called the caecum, the colon, and the rectum. By this pipe, the undigested and unabsorbed parts of food are conveyed from the stomach and discharged. This word in the plural is applied to the whole mass formed by its natural convolutions in the abdomen.
  2. The stomach; the receptacle of food. [Low.] Dryden.
  3. Gluttony; love of gormandizing. [Low.] Hakewill.

GUT, v.t.

  1. To take out the bowels; to eviscerate.
  2. To plunder of contents. Dryden. Gutta serena, in medicine, amaurosis; blindness occasioned by a palsied retina.

GUT'TED, pp.

Deprived of the bowels; eviscerated; deprived of contents.

GUT'TER, n. [Fr. gouttiere, from goutte, a drop; Sp. and Port. gota, a drop; Sp. gotera, a gutter; from L. gutta, a drop. A gutter is a dropper, that which catches drops.]

  1. A channel for water; a hollow piece of timber, or a pipe, for catching and conveying off the water which drops from the eaves of a building.
  2. A channel or passage for water; a hollow in the earth for conveying water; and, in popular usage, a channel worn in the earth by a current of water.

GUT'TER, v.i.

  1. To be hollowed or channeled. Med. Repos.
  2. To run or sweat as a candle. [Local.]

GUT'TER, v.t.

To cut or form into small hollows. Shak. Dryden.


Formed into small hollows.

GUT'TI-FER, n. [L. gutta, and fero.]

In botany, a plant that exsudes gum or resin.


Yielding gum or resinous substances.

GUT'TLE, v.i.

To swallow greedily. [Not used.]

GUT'TLE, v.t.

To swallow. [Not used.] L'Estrange.

GUT'TU-LOUS, a. [from L. guttula, a little drop.]

In the form of a small drop, or of small drops. [Little used.] Brown.

GUT'TU-RAL, a. [Fr. guttural, from L. guttur, the throat.]

Pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat; as, a guttural letter or sound; a guttural voice.


A letter pronounced in the throat; as the Greek χ.


In a guttural manner; in the throat.


The quality of being guttural.