Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary



GLORIFYING, ppr. Praising; honoring in worship; exalting to glory; honoring; extolling.

GLORIOUS, a. [L. gloriosus. See Glory.]

1. Illustrious; of exalted excellence and splendor; resplendent in majesty and divine attributes; applied to God. Exodus 15:11.

2. Noble; excellent; renowned; celebrated; illustrious; very honorable; applied to men, their achievements, titles, etc.

Let us remember we are Cato’s friends,

And act like men who claim that glorious title.

3. Boastful; self-exulting; haughty; ostentatious.

GLORIOUSLY, adv. Splendidly; illustriously; with great renown or dignity.

Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously. Exodus 15:21.

GLORY, n. [L. gloria; planus; hence, bright, shining. Glory, then, is brightness, splendor. The L. floreo, to blossom, to flower, to flourish, is probably of the same family.]

1. Brightness; luster; splendor.

The moon, serene in glory, mounts the sky.

For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory. 2 Peter 1:17.

In this passage of Peter, the latter word glory refers to the visible splendor or bright cloud that overshadowed Christ at his transfiguration. The former word glory, though the same in the original, is to be understood in a figurative sense.

2. Splendor; magnificence.

Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:29.

3. The circle of rays surrounding the head of a figure in painting.

4. Praise ascribed in adoration; honor.

Glory to God in the highest. Luke 2:14.

5. Honor; praise; fame; renown; celebrity. The hero pants for glory in the field. It was the glory of Howard to relieve the wretched.

6. The felicity of heaven prepared for the children of God; celestial bliss.

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwards receive me to glory. Psalm 73:24.

7. In scripture, the divine presence; or the ark, the manifestation of it.

The glory is departed from Israel. 1 Samuel 4:21-22.

8. The divine perfections or excellence.

The heavens declare the glory of God. Psalm 19:1.

9. Honorable representation of God. 1 Corinthians 11:7.

10. Distinguished honor or ornament; that which honors or makes renowned; that of which one may boast.

Babylon, the glory of kingdoms. Isaiah 13:19.

11. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance; as vain glory.

12. Generous pride.

GLORY, v.i. [L. glorior, from gloria.]

To exult with joy; to rejoice.

Glory ye in his holy name. Psalm 105:3; 1 Chronicles 16:10.

1. To boast; to be proud of.

No one should glory in his prosperity.

GLORYING, ppr. Exulting with joy; boasting.

GLORYING, n. The act of exulting; exultation; boasting; display of pride.

Your glorying is not good. 1 Corinthians 5:6.

GLOSE, GLOSER. [See Gloze.]

GLOSS, n. [Gr. the tongue, and a strap. L. has glossa, a tongue, and interpretation. In Heb. signifies to shine, but from the sense of smoothness. L. lustro; Eng. luster.]

1. Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; as the gloss of silk; cloth is calendared to give it a gloss.

2. A specious appearance or representation; external show that may mislead opinion.

It is no part of my secret meaning to set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford.

3. An interpretation artfully specious.

4. Interpretation; comment; explanation; remark intended to illustrate a subject.

All this, without a gloss or comment,

He would unriddle in a moment.

Explaining the text in short glosses.

5. A literal translation.

GLOSS, v.t. To give a superficial luster to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth by the calendar; to gloss mahogany.

1. To explain; to render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate.

2. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious representation.

You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.

GLOSS, v.i. To comment; to write or make explanatory remarks.

1. To make sly remarks.

GLOSSARIAL, a. Containing explanation.

GLOSSARIST, n. A writer of glosses or comments.

GLOSSARY, n. [Low L. glossarium.]

A dictionary or vocabulary, explaining obscure or antiquated words found in old authors; such as Du Canage’s Glossary; Spelman’s Glossary.

GLOSSATOR, n. A writer of comments; a commentator. [Not used.]

GLOSSED, pp. Made smooth and shining; explained.

GLOSSER, n. A writer of glosses; a scholiast; a commentator.

1. A polisher; one who gives a luster.

GLOSSINESS, n. [from glossy.] The luster or brightness of a smooth surface.

GLOSSING, ppr. Giving luster to; polishing; explaining by comments; giving a specious appearance.

GLOSSIST, n. A writer of comments. [Not in use.]

GLOSSOGRAPHER, n. [gloss and Gr. to write.]

A writer of glosses; a commentator; a scholiast.

GLOSSOGRAPHY, n. The writing of comments for illustrating an author.

GLOSSOLOGIST, n. [gloss.] One who writes glosses; a commentator.

GLOSSOLOGY, n. [gloss and Gr. discourse.]

Glosses or commentaries; explanatory notes for illustrating an author.

GLOSSY, a. Smooth and shining; reflecting luster from a smooth surface; highly polished; as glossy silk; a glossy raven; a glossy plum.

GLOTTIS, n. [Gr. the tongue.] The narrow opening at the upper part of the aspera arteria or windpipe, which, by its dilatation and contraction, contributes to the modulation of the voice.

GLOUT, v.i. To pout; to look sullen. [Not used.]

GLOUT, v.t. To view attentively. [Not in use.]

GLOVE, n. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and arm, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter circumstance distinguishes the glove from the mitten.

To throw the glove, with our ancestors, was to challenge to single combat.

GLOVE, v.t. To cover with a glove.

GLOVER, n. One whose occupation is to make and sell gloves.

GLOW, v.i.

1. To shine with intense heat; or perhaps more correctly, to shine with a white heat; to exhibit incandescence. Hence, in a more general sense, to shine with a bright luster.

Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees.

2. To burn with vehement heat.

The scorching fire that in their entrails glows.

3. To feel great heat of body; to be hot.

Did not his temples glow

In the same sultry winds and scorching heats?

4. To exhibit a strong bright color; to be red.

Clad in a gown that glows with Tyrian rays.

Fair ideas flow,

Strike in the sketch, or in the picture glow.

5. To be bright or red with heat or animation, or with blushes; as glowing cheeks.

6. To feel the heat of passion; to be ardent; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.

We say, the heart glows with love or zeal; the glowing breast.

When real virtue fires the glowing bard.

If you have never glowed with gratitude to the author of the christian revelation, you know nothing of christianity.

7. To burn with intense heat; to rage; as passion.

With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows.

GLOW, v.i. To heat so as to shine. [Not used.]
GLOW, n. Shining heat, or white heat.

1. Brightness of color; redness; as the glow of health in the cheeks.

A waving glow his bloomy beds display,

Blushing in bright diversities of day.

2. Vehemence of passion.

GLOWING, ppr. Shining with intense heat; white with heat.

1. Burning with vehement heat.

2. Exhibiting a bright color; red; as a glowing color; glowing cheeks.

3. Ardent; vehement; animated; as glowing zeal.

4. Inflamed; as a glowing breast.

GLOWINGLY, adv. With great brightness; with ardent heat or passion.

GLOWWORM, n. The female of the Lampyris noctiluca, an insect of the order of Coleopters. It is without wings and resembles a caterpillar. It emits a shining green light from the extremity of the abdomen. The male is winged and flies about in the evening, when it is attracted by the light of the female.

GLOZE, v.i. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; that is, to smooth, or to talk smoothly.

So glozed the tempter, and his proem tun’d.

A false glozing parasite.

GLOZE, n. Flattery; adulation.

1. Specious show; gloss. [Not used. See Gloss.]

GLOZER, n. A flatterer.

GLOZING, ppr. Flattering; wheedling.

GLOZING, n. Specious representation.

GLUCIN, n. [Gr.] A soft white earth or powder obtained from the beryl and emerald; so named from its forming, with acids, salts that are sweet to the taste.

Glucin is a compound, of which glucinum is the base.

GLUE, n. glu. [L. gluten.]

Inspissated animal gluten; a tenacious, viscid matter, which serves as a cement to unite other substances. It is made of the skins, parings, etc. of animals, as of oxen, calves or sheep, by boiling them to a jelly.

GLUE, v.t. To join with glue or a viscous substance. Cabinet makers glue together some parts of furniture.

1. To unite; to hold together.

[This word is now seldom used in a figurative sense. The phrases, to glue friends together, vices glue us to low pursuits or pleasures, found in writers of the last century, are not now used, or are deemed inelegant.]

GLUEBOILER, n. [glue and boil.] One whose occupation is to make glue.

GLUED, pp. United or cemented with glue.

GLUER, n. One who cements with glue.

GLUEY, a. Viscous; glutinous.

GLUEYNESS, n. The quality of being gluey.

GLUING, ppr. Cementing with glue.

GLUISH, a. Having the nature of glue.

GLUM, a. Frowning; sullen. [Little used.]

GLUM, n. Sullenness; and, as a verb, to look sullen. [Not in use.]

GLUMACEOUS, a. Having glumes; consisting of glumes.

GLUME, n. [L. gluma, from glubo, to bark or peel.]

In botany, the calyx or corol of corn and grasses, formed of valves embracing the seed, often terminated by the arista or beard; the husk or chaff.

GLUMMY, a. Dark; gloomy; dismal.

GLUMOUS, a. A glumous flower is a kind of aggregate flower, having a filiform receptacle, with a common glume at the base.

GLUT, v.i. [L. glutio, Low L. gluto, a glutton.]

1. To swallow, or to swallow greedily; to gorge.

2. To cloy; to fill beyond sufficiency; to sate; to disgust; as, to glut the appetites.

3. To feast or delight even to satiety.

His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice,

Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant’s eyes.

4. To fill or furnish beyond sufficiency; as, to glut the market.

5. To saturate.

GLUT, n. That which is swallowed.

1. Plenty even to loathing.

He shall find himself miserable, even in the very glut of his delights.

A glut of study and retirement.

2. More than enough; superabundance.

3. Any thing that fills or obstructs the passage.

4. A wooden wedge.

GLUTEAL, a. [Gr. nates.] The gluteal artery, is a branch of the hypogastric or internal iliac artery, which supplies the gluteal muscles.

The gluteal muscles, are three large muscles on each side, which make up the fleshy part of the buttocks.

GLUTEN, n. [L. See Glue.] A tough elastic substance, of a grayish color, which becomes brown and brittle by drying; found in the flour of wheat and other grain. It contributes much to the nutritive quality of flour, and gives tenacity to its paste. A similar substance is found in the juices of certain plants.

1. That part of the blood which gives firmness to its texture.

GLUTINATE, v.t. To unite with glue; to cement.

GLUTINATION, n. The act of uniting with glue.

GLUTINATIVE, a. Having the quality of cementing; tenacious.

GLUTINOSITY, n. The quality of being glutinous; viscousness.

GLUTINOUS, n. [L. glutinosus.] Viscous; viscid; tenacious; having the quality of glue; resembling glue. Starch is glutinous.

1. In botany, besmeared with a slippery moisture; as a glutinous leaf.

GLUTINOUSNESS, n. Viscosity; viscidity; the quality of glue, tenacity.

GLUTTON, n. glut’n. [Low L. gluto.] One who indulges to excess in eating.

1. One eager of any thing to excess.

Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy.

2. In zoology, an animal of the genus Ursus, found in the N. of Europe and Siberia. It grows to the length of three feet, but has short legs and moves slowly. It is a carnivorous animal, and in order to catch its prey, it climbs a tree and from that darts down upon a deer or other animal. It is names from its voracious appetite.

GLUTTONIZE, v.i. To eat to excess; to eat voraciously; to indulge the appetite to excess; to be luxurious.

GLUTTONOUS, a. Given to excessive eating; indulging the appetite for food to excess; as a gluttonous age.

1. Consisting in excessive eating; as gluttonous delight.

GLUTTONOUSLY, adv. With the voracity of a glutton; with excessive eating.

GLUTTONY, n. Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food.

1. Luxury of the table.

Their sumptuous gluttonies and gorgeous feasts.

2. Voracity of appetite.

GLYCONIAN, GLYCONIC, a. [Low L. glyconium.] Denoting a kind of verse in Greek and Latin poetry, consisting of three feet, a spondee, a choriamb, and a pyrrhic; as Glyconic measure.

GLYN. [See Glen.]

GLYPH, n. [Gr. to carve.] In sculpture and architecture, a canal, channel or cavity intended as an ornament.

GLYPHIC, n. A picture or figure by which a word is implied. [See Hieroglyphic.]

GLYPTIC, n. [supra.] The art of engraving figures on precious stones.

GLYPTOGRAPHIC, a. [Gr.] Describing the methods of engraving on precious stones.

GLYPTOGRAPNY, n. [supra.] A description of the art of engraving on precious stones.

GNAR, GNARL, v.i. n`ar and n`arl. To growl; to murmur; to snarl.

And wolves are gnarling which shall gnaw thee first.

[Gnar is nearly obsolete.]

GNARLED, a. n`arled. Knotty; full of knots; as the gnarled oak.

GNASH, v.t. nash. To strike the teeth together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth in rage.

GNASH, v.i. nash. To grind the teeth.

He shall gnash with his teeth and melt away. Psalm 112:10.

1. To rage even to collision with the teeth; to growl.

They gnashed on me with their teeth. Psalm 35:16.

GNASHING, ppr. nash’ing. Striking the teeth together, as in anger, rage or pain.

GNASHING, n. nash’ing. A grinding or striking of the teeth in rage or anguish.

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 8:12.

GNAT, n. nat. A small insect, or rather a genus of insects, the Culex, whose long cylindric body is composed of eight rings. They have six legs and their mouth is formed by a flexible sheath, inclosing bristles pointed like stings. The sting is a tube containing five or six spicula of exquisite fineness, dentated or edged. The most troublesome of this genus is the musketoe.

1. Any thing proverbially small.

Ye blind guides, who strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Matthew 23:24.

GNATFLOWER, n. A flower, called also bee-flower.

GNATSNAPPER, n. A bird that catches gnats.

GNATWORM, n. A small water insect produced by a gnat, and which after its several changes is transformed into a gnat; the larva of a gnat.

GNAW, v.t. naw. [Gr. to scrape.]

1. To bite off by little and little; to bite or scrape off with the fore teeth; to wear away by biting. The rats gnaw a board or plank; a worm gnaws the wood of a tree or the plank of a ship.

2. To eat by biting off small portions of food with the fore teeth.

3. To bite in agony or rage.

They gnawed their tongues for pain. Revelation 16:10.

4. To waste; to fret; to corrode.

5. To pick with the teeth.

His bones clean picked; his very bones they gnaw.

GNAW, v.i. naw. To use the teeth in biting.

I might well, like the spaniel, gnaw upon the chain that ties me.

GNAWED, pp. naw’ed. Bit; corroded.

GNAWER, n. naw’er. He or that which gnaws or corrodes.

GNAWING, ppr. naw’ing. Biting off by little and little; corroding; eating by slow degrees.

GNEISS, n. ne’is. In mineralogy, a species of aggregated rock, composed of quartz, feldspar and mica, of a structure more or less distinctly slaty. The layers, whether straight or curved, are frequently thick, but often vary considerably in the same specimen. It passes on one side into granite, from which it differs in its slaty structure, and on the other into mica slate. It is rich in metalic ores.

GNOFF, n. nof. A miser. [Not in use.]

GNOME, n. nome. An imaginary being, supposed by the cabalists, to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries. etc.

1. A brief reflection or maxim. [Not used.]

GNOMICAL, a. nomical. Sententious; containing maxims. [Little used.]

GNOMIOMETRICAL, a. [Gr. an index, and to measure.]

The gnomiometrical telescope and microscope is an instrument for measuring the angles of crystals by reflection, and for ascertaining the inclination of strata, and the apparaent magnitude of angles when the eye is not placed at the vertex.

GNOMOLOGIC, GNOMOLOGICAL, a. Pertaining to gnomology.

GNOMOLOGY, n. [Gr. a maxim or sentence, and discourse.]

A collection of maxims, grave sentences or reflections. [Little used.]

GNOMON, n. no’mon. [Gr. an index, to know.]

1. In dialling, the style or pin, which by its shadow shows the hour of the day. It represents the axis of the earth.

2. In astronomy, a style erected perpendicular to the horizon, in order to find the altitude of the sun.

3. The gnomon of a globe, is the index of the hour-circle.

GNOMONIC, GNOMONICAL, a. Pertaining to the art of dialling.

GNOMONICS, n. The art or science of dialling, or of constructing the dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.

GNOSTIC, n. nostic. [L. gnosticus; Gr. to know.]

The Gnostics were a sect of philosophers that arose in the first ages of christianity, who pretended they were the only men who had a true knowledge of the christian religion. They formed for themselves a system of theology, agreeable to the philosophy of Pythagoras and Plato, to which they accommodated their interpretations of scripture. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual and material, are derived by successive emanations from the infinite fountain of deity. These emanations they called oeons. These doctrines were derived from the oriental philosophy.

GNOSTIC, a. nostic. Pertaining to the Gnostics or their doctrines.

GNOSTICISM, n. nos’ticism. The doctrines, principles or systems of philosophy taught by the Gnostics.

GNU, n. A species of Antelope, in Southern Africa, whose form partakes of that of the horse, the ox, and the deer.

GO, v.i. pret. went; pp. gone.

1. In a general sense, to move; to pass; to proceed from one place, state or station to another; opposed to resting. A mill goes by water or by steam; a ship goes at the rate of five knots an hour; a clock goes fast or slow; a horse goes lame; a fowl or a ball goes with velocity through the air.

The mourners go about the streets. Ecclesiastes 12:5.

2. To walk; to move on the feet or step by step. The child begins to go alone at a year old.

You know that love

Will creep in service where it cannot go.

3. To walk leisurely; not to run.

Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long that going will scarce serve the turn.

4. To travel; to journey by land or water. I must go to Boston. He has gone to Philadelphia. The minister is going to France.

5. To depart; to move from a place; opposed to come. The mail goes and comes every day, or twice a week.

I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice. Exodus 8:28.

6. To proceed; to pass.

And so the jest goes round.

7. To move; to pass in any manner or to any end; as, to go to bed; to go to dinner; to go to war.

8. To move or pass customarily from place to place, denoting custom or practice. The child goes to school. A ship goes regularly to London. We go to church.

9. To proceed from one state or opinion to another; to change. He goes from one opinion to another. His estate is going to ruin.

10. To proceed in mental operations; to advance; to penetrate. We can go but a very little way in developing the causes of things.

11. To proceed or advance in accomplishing an end. This sun will not go far towards full payment of the debt.

12. To apply; to be applicable. The argument goes to this point only; it goes to prove too much.

13. To apply one’s self.

Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to justify his cruel falsehood.

14. To have recourse to; as, to go to law.

15. To be about to do; as, I was going to say. I am going to begin harvest. [This use is chiefly confined to the participle.]

16. To pass; to be accounted in value. All this goes for nothing. This coin goes for a crown.

17. To circulate; to pass in report. The story goes.

18. To pass; to be received; to be accounted or understood to be.

And the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul. 1 Samuel 17:12.

19. To move, or be in motion; as a machine. [See No. 1.]

20. To move as fluid; to flow.

The god I am, whose yellow water flows

Around these fields, and fattens as it goes,

Tiber my name.

21. To have a tendency.

Against right reason all your counsels go.

22. To be in compact or partnership.

They were to go equal shares in the booty.

23. To be guided or regulated; to proceed by some principle or rule. We are to go by the rules of law, or according to the precepts of scripture.

We are to go by another measure.

24. To be pregnant. The females of different animals go some a longer, some a shorter time.

25. To pass; to be alienated in payment or exchange. If our exports are of less value than our imports, our money must go to pay the balance.

26. To be loosed or released; to be freed from restraint. Let me go; let go the hand.

27. To be expended. His estate goes or has gone for spirituous liquors. [See No. 24.]

28. To extend; to reach. The line goes from one end to the other. His land goes to the bank of the Hudson.

29. to extend or lead in any direction. This road goes to Albany.

30. To proceed; to extend. This argument goes far towards proving the point. It goes a great way towards establishing the innocence of the accused.

31. To have effect; to extend in effect; to avail; to be of force or value. Money goes farther now than it did during the war.

32. To extend in meaning or purport.

His amorous expressions go no further than virtue may allow.

[In the three last examples, the sense of go depends on far, farther, further.]

33. To have a currency or use, as custom, opinion or manners.

I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of man enough.

34. To contribute; to conduce; to concur; to be an ingredient; with to or into. The substances which go into this composition. Many qualifications go to make up the well bred man.

35. To proceed; to be carried on. The business goes on well.

36. To proceed to final issue; to terminate; to succeed.

Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you must pay me the reward.

37. To proceed in a train, or in consequences.

How goes the night, boy?

38. To fare; to be in a good or ill state.

How goes it, comrade?

39. To have a tendency or effect; to operate.

These cases go to show that the court will vary the construction of instruments.

To go about, to set one’s self to a business; to attempt; to endeavor.

They never go about to hide or palliate their vices.

1. In seamen’s language, to tack; to turn the head of a ship.

To go abroad, to walk out of a house.

1. To be uttered, disclosed or published.

To go against, to invade; to march to attack.

1. To be in opposition; to be disagreeable.

To go aside, to withdraw; to retire into a private situation.

1. To err; to deviate from the right way.

To go astray, to wander; to break from an inclosure; also, to leave the right course; to depart from law or rule; to sin; to transgress.

To go away, to depart; to go to a distance.

To go between, to interpose; to mediate; to attempt to reconcile or to adjust differences.

To go by, to pass near and beyond.

1. To pass away unnoticed; to omit.

2. To fine or get in the conclusion.

In argument with men, a woman ever

Goes by the worse, whatever be her cause.

[A phrase now little used.]

To go down, to descend in any manner.

1. To fail; to come to nothing.

2. To be swallowed or received, not rejected. The doctrine of the divine right of kings will not go down in this period of the world.

To go forth to issue or depart out of a place.

To go forward, to advance.

To go hard with, to be in danger of a fatal issue; to have difficulty to escape.

To go in, to enter.

To go in to, to have sexual commerce with.

To go in and out, to do the business of life.

1. To go freely; to be at liberty. John 10:9.

To go off, to depart to a distance; to leave a place or station.

1. To die; to decease.

2. To be discharged, as fire arms; to explode.

To go on, to proceed; to advance forward.

1. To be put on, as a garment. The coat will not go on.

To go out, to issue forth; to depart from.

1. To go on an expedition.

2. To become extinct, as light or life; to expire. A candle goes out; fire goes out.

And life itself goes out at thy displeasure.

3. To become public. This story goes out to the world.

To go over, to read; to peruse; to study.

1. To examine; to view or review; as, to go over an account.

If we go over the laws of christianity--

2. To think over; to proceed or pass in mental operation.

3. To change sides; to pass from one party to another.

4. To revolt.

5. To pass from one side to the other, as of a river.

To go through, to pass in a substance; as, to go through water.

1. To execute; to accomplish; to perform thoroughly; to finish; as, to go through an undertaking.

2. To suffer; to bear; to undergo; to sustain to the end; as, to go through a long sickness; to go through an operation.

To go through with, to execute effectually.

To go under, to be talked of or known, as by a title or name; as, to go under the name of reformers.

To go up, to ascend; to rise.

To go upon, to proceed as on a foundation; to take as a principle supposed or settled; as, to go upon a supposition.

To go with, to accompany; to pass with others.

1. To side with; to be in party or design with.

To go ill with, to have ill fortune; not to prosper.

To go well with, to have good fortune; to prosper.

To go without, to be or remain destitute.

Go to, come, move, begin; a phrase of exhortation; also a phrase of scornful exhortation.

GO-BETWEEN, n. [go and between.] An interposer; one who transacts business between parties.

GO-BY, [go and by.] Evasion; escape by artifice.

1. A passing without notice; a thrusting away; a shifting off.

GO-CART, n. [go and cart.] A machine with wheels, in which children learn to walk without danger of falling.

GOAD, n. A pointed instrument used to stimulate a beast to move faster.

GOAD, v.t. To prick; to drive with a goad.

1. To incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to urge forward, or to rouse by any thing pungent, severe, irritating or inflaming. He was goaded by sarcastic remarks or by abuse; goaded by desire or other passion.

GOADED, pp. Pricked; pushed on by a goad; instigated.

GOADING, ppr. Pricking; driving with a goad; inciting; urging on; rousing.

GOAL, n.

1. The point set to bound a race, and to which they run; the mark.

Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal

With rapid wheels.

2. Any starting post.

3. The end or final purpose; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or accomplish.

Each individual seeks a several goal.

GOAR, n. More usually gore, which see.