Gout Gout (gout), n. [F. goutte a drop, the gout, the disease being considered as a defluxion, fr. L. gutta drop.] [1913 Webster] 1. A drop; a clot or coagulation. [1913 Webster]

On thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms. It consists in an inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended with various sympathetic phenomena, particularly in the digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as the stomach, the intestines, etc. It is an inherited disease of purine metaboism, which causes an increased level of uric acid in the blood, and leads to deposition of crystals of sodium urate in cartilage within joints and in connective tissue. It can be alleviated by a diet low in purines, and is treated by drugs which block formation of uric acid. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. A disease of cornstalks. See {Corn fly}, under {Corn}. [1913 Webster]

{Gout stones}. See {Chalkstone}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • goût — goût …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • goût — [ gu ] n. m. • goust XIIIe; lat. gustus I ♦ 1 ♦ Sens grâce auquel l homme et les animaux perçoivent les saveurs propres aux aliments. ⇒ 1. goûter; déguster, gustatif. La langue et le palais, organes du goût chez l homme. Aliment agréable au goût …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gout — gout; gout·i·ly; gout·i·ness; gout·ish; ra·gout; …   English syllables

  • Gout — 〈 [gu:] m.; Gen.: s; Pl.: unz.; geh.〉 Geschmack, Neigung, Wohlgefallen; »bon Gout« haben, verraten guten Geschmack; diese Arbeit ist überhaupt nicht nach seinem Gout [Etym.: <frz. goût »Geschmack«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • gout — c.1200, from O.Fr. gote (10c., Mod.Fr. goutte) gout; drop, from L. gutta a drop, in M.L. gout, of unknown origin. The disease was thought to be caused by drops of viscous humors seeping from the blood into the joints, which turned out to be close …   Etymology dictionary

  • gout — [gout] n. [ME goute < OFr, gout, lit., a drop < L gutta, a drop: orig. attributed to a discharge of drops of humors] 1. a hereditary form of recurrent, acute arthritis with swelling and severe pain, resulting from a disturbance of uric acid …   English World dictionary

  • goût — GOÛT: Ce qui est simple est toujours de bon goût. Doit toujours se dire à une femme qui s excuse de la modestie de sa toilette …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • Gout — [gu:] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. fr. goût, dies aus lat. gustus »das Kosten«> Geschmack, Wohlgefallen; vgl. ↑Hautgout …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • gout — ► NOUN 1) a disease in which defective metabolism of uric acid causes arthritis, especially in the smaller bones of the feet. 2) literary a drop or spot. DERIVATIVES gouty adjective. ORIGIN Latin gutta drop (because gout was believed to be caused …   English terms dictionary

  • Gout — Go[^u]t (g[=oo]), n. [F., fr. L. gustus taste. See {Gusto}.] Taste; relish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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