any of numerous agile, hollow-horned ruminants of the genus Capra, of the family Bovidae, closely related to the sheep, found native in rocky and mountainous regions of the Old World, and widely distributed in domesticated varieties.
any of various related animals, as the Rocky Mountain goat.
Idioms about goat
get someone's goat, Informal. to anger, annoy, or frustrate a person: His arrogance gets my goat.
- goat·like, adjective
Other definitions for GOAT (2 of 2)
greatest of all time: (used to describe or refer to a person or thing that is considered to be the best ever in a particular field, category, etc., especially in sports): If he hadn’t been injured, he would have been the GOAT, but he’s still a top 5 player.That film is indisputably GOAT—I watch it at least once a year.
- Also the GOAT .
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How to use goat in a sentence
Of course that “interesting company,” alongside the grazing goats, will probably number the odd royal and Hollywood celebrity.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty | Tim Teeman | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Have you heard the joke by Iraqi Kurds about ISIS fighters milking male goats?
Read a cautionary tale about the seductive and dangerous power of a charlatan sociopath, featuring goats and the American Dream.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor' | Penny Lane | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That creature threatened the goats until the biggest one butted him off the bridge, never to trouble pedestrians again.
Apparently, goats in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, can ride humans piggyback.Chubby Korean Baby Dance, Goat Riding Guy Riding Bike, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | June 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once he suddenly found himself in the road driving a small flock of goats, whose he knew not, nor whence he got them.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Stray goats and mules gazed expectantly up and down the track.A Lost Hero | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
They have all their effects packed upon cars, and drive their goats and cows before them.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The shepherd turns away, he says, the goats on the left, and embraces with his right hand the well-deserving lambs.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
They mostly raise a few sheep and goats; the sheep are a poor lot, the wool is of a very inferior class, and the mutton poor.Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) | A. G. Hales
British Dictionary definitions for goat (1 of 3)
any sure-footed agile bovid mammal of the genus Capra, naturally inhabiting rough stony ground in Europe, Asia, and N Africa, typically having a brown-grey colouring and a beard. Domesticated varieties (C. hircus) are reared for milk, meat, and wool: Related adjectives: caprine, hircine
short for Rocky Mountain goat
informal a lecherous man
a bad or inferior member of any group (esp in the phrase separate the sheep from the goats)
short for scapegoat
act the goat, act the giddy goat, play the goat or play the giddy goat to fool around
get someone's goat slang to cause annoyance to someone
- goatlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for go at (2 of 3)
to make an energetic attempt at (something)
to attack vehemently
British Dictionary definitions for Goat (3 of 3)
the Goat the constellation Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac
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Other Idioms and Phrases with goat
see get someone's goat; separate the sheep from the goats.
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