1. Knowing; wise; shrewd. [Old Slang]
I said you were a gnostic fellow.Sir W. Scott.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy.
(Gnos"tic), n. [L. gnosticus, Gr. good at knowing, sagacious; as a n., man that claims to have
a deeper wisdom, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. gnostique. See Know.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of the so-
called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the
Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of
Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity
by successive emanations, which they called Eons.
(Gnos"ti*cism) n. The system of philosophy taught by the Gnostics.
(Gnow) obs. imp. of Gnaw. Gnawed. Chaucer.
(Gnu) n. [Hottentot gnu, or nju: cf. F. gnou.] (Zoöl.) One of two species of large South African
antelopes of the genus Catoblephas, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes.
[Written also gnoo.]
The common gnu or wildebeest (Catoblephas gnu) is plain brown; the brindled gnu or blue wildebeest
(C. gorgon) is larger, with transverse stripes of black on the neck and shoulders.
(Go) obs. p. p. of Go. Gone. Chaucer.
(Go), v. i. [imp. Went (went); p. p. Gone (gon; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Going. Went comes from
the AS, wendan. See Wend, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. gan, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen,
OHG. gen, gan, SW. gå, Dan. gaae; cf. Gr. kicha`nai to reach, overtake, Skr. ha to go, AS. gangan,
and E. gang. The past tense in AS., eode, is from the root i to go, as is also Goth. iddja went. &radic47a.
Cf. Gang, v. i., Wend.]
1. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to
advance; to make progress; used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate
beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
2. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
In old writers go is much used as opposed to run, or ride. "Whereso I go or ride." Chaucer.
You know that loveShak.
Will creep in service where it can not go.
Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long that going will scarce serve the turn.Shak.
He fell from running to going, and from going to clambering upon his hands and his knees.Bunyan.
In Chaucer go is used frequently with the pronoun in the objective used reflexively; as, he goeth him
3. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be
taken, accepted, or regarded.
The man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.1 Sa. xvii. 12.
[The money] should go according to its true value.Locke.