Dictionary.com

goa

[ goh-uh ]
/ ˈgoʊ ə /
Save This Word!

noun
a gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, of the Tibetan plateau.
QUIZ
CUDDLE UP! A COZY QUIZ ON FALL WORDS HAS ARRIVED
If autumn is your ideal season, spice up your repertoire of "fall" vocabulary with this quiz on some warm and vivid descriptive words for the season.
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of goa

1840–50; <Tibetan gowa (spelling dgo ba)

Other definitions for goa (2 of 2)

Goa
[ goh-uh ]
/ ˈgoʊ ə /

noun
state of W India, on the Arabian Sea. A former Portuguese colony, it was later (1961–87) part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu. 1,426 sq. mi. (3,693 sq. km). Capital: Panaji (Panjim).
Formerly Gôa.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use goa in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for goa (1 of 2)

goa
/ (ˈɡəʊə) /

noun
a gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, inhabiting the plains of the Tibetan plateau, having a brownish-grey coat and backward-curving horns

Word Origin for goa

C19: from Tibetan dgoba

British Dictionary definitions for goa (2 of 2)

Goa
/ (ˈɡəʊə) /

noun
a state on the W coast of India: a Portuguese overseas territory from 1510 until annexed by India in 1961. Capital: Panjim (or Panaji). Pop: 1 343 998 (2001). Area: 3702 sq km (1430 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK