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    1. goat
      IPA[ɡōt]
    2. n. noun

      • 1. a hardy domesticated ruminant animal that has backward curving horns and (in the male) a beard. It is kept for its milk and meat and is noted for its lively and frisky behavior.

        Synonym : billy goat, nanny goat, kid
      • 2. a wild mammal related to this, such as the ibex, markhor, and tur.

      • 3. the zodiacal sign Capricorn or the constellation Capricornus.

      • 4. a person likened to a goat, in particular:

      • 5. a lecherous man.

      • 6. a scapegoat.

    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: goat, plural noun: goats

      • noun

        a hardy domesticated ruminant mammal that has backward-curving horns and (in the male) a beard. It is kept for its milk and meat, and noted for its lively behaviour.

        a wild mammal related to the goat, such as the ibex.

      • n. noun

        a goat-antelope with shaggy white hair and backward curving horns, living in the Rocky Mountains.

        any goat that lives on mountains, proverbial for agility.

      • n. noun

        a ruminant mammal of a group that combines the characteristics of both goats and antelopes.
      • n. noun

        a goat of a Himalayan breed, yielding fine, soft wool that is used to make cashmere.
      • n. noun

        a goat of a hardy breed, originally from South Africa.
      • n. noun

        a male goat.
      • n. noun

        a common European willow with broad leaves and soft fluffy catkins.
      • noun

        a goat-antelope with shaggy white hair and backward curving horns, living in the Rocky Mountains of North America.

        any goat that lives on mountains, proverbial for agility.

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