noun Etymology: Middle English goute, from Anglo-French gute drop, gout, from Latin gutta drop Date: 13th century 1. a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood 2. a mass or aggregate especially of something fluid often gushing or bursting forth • gouty adjective

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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), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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