Goa to Godward
(Go"a) n. (Zoöl.) A species of antelope inhabiting Thibet.
(Goad) n. [AS. gad; perh. akin to AS. gar a dart, and E. gore. See Gore, v. t.] A pointed
instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.Macaulay.
(Goad), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.] To prick; to drive with a goad; hence,
to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
That temptation that doth goad us on.Shak.
Syn. To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite; instigate.
To work the goaf or gob, to remove the pillars of mineral matter previously left to support the roof,
and replace them with props. Ure.
(Goaf) ; n.; pl. Goafs (#) or Goaves [Cf. lst Gob.] (Mining) That part of a mine from which the
mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; called also gob .
(Goal) n. [F. gaule pole, Prov. F. waule, of German origin; cf. Fries. walu staff, stick, rod, Goth.
walus, Icel. völr a round stick; prob. akin to E. wale.]
1. The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start
to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.
Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goalMilton.
With rapid wheels.
2. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
Each individual seeks a several goal.Pope.
3. A base, station, or bound used in various games; in football, a line between two posts across which
the ball must pass in order to score; also, the act of kicking the ball over the line between the goal posts.
Goal keeper, the player charged with the defense of the goal.
(Go"a pow"der) [So called from Goa, on the Malabar coast, whither it was shipped from
Portugal.] A bitter powder (also called araroba) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian
tree (Andira araroba) and used as a medicine. It is the material from which chrysarobin is obtained.
(Goar) n. Same as lst Gore.
(Goar"ish), a. Patched; mean. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
(Goat) n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. gat; akin to D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw.
get, Dan. ged, Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zoöl.) A hollow-horned ruminant of the
genus Capra, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat which is raised for its milk, flesh,
The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile
fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its stomach, is supposed
to be one of the ancestral species of the domestic goat. The Rocky Mountain goat (Haplocercus montanus)
is more nearly related to the antelopes. See Mazame.
Goat antelope (Zoöl), one of several species of antelopes, which in some respects resemble a goat,
having recurved horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short, flat tail, as the goral, thar, mazame, and
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