(Go"man) n. [Prob. fr. good man; but cf. also AS. gumman a man, OHG. gomman man,
husband.] A husband; a master of a family. [Obs.]
(Go"mar*ist Go"mar*ite) n. (Eccl.-Hist.) One of the followers of Francis Gomar or Gomarus,
a Dutch disciple of Calvin in the 17th century, who strongly opposed the Arminians.
(Gom"bo) n. See Gumbo.
(Gome) n. [AS. guma; akin to Goth. guma, L. homo. See Bridegroom.] A man. [Obs.] P.
(Gome), n. [Cf. Icel. gormr ooze, mud.] The black grease on the axle of a cart or wagon wheel;
called also gorm. See Gorm. [Prov. Eng.]
(Go"mer) n. A Hebrew measure. See Homer.
(Go"mer), n. (Gun.) A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially
in mortars; named after the inventor.
(Gom"me*lin) n. [F. gommeline, from gomme gum.] (Chem.) See Dextrin.
(||Gom*phi"a*sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. toothache or gnashing of teeth, fr. a grinder tooth, from a
bolt.] (Med.) A disease of the teeth, which causes them to loosen and fall out of their sockets.
(||Gom*pho"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. prop., a bolting together, fr. to fasten with bolts or nails,
bolt, nail: cf. F. gomphose.] (Anat.) A form of union or immovable articulation where a hard part is
received into the cavity of a bone, as the teeth into the jaws.
(Go*mu"ti) n. [Malayan gumuti.] A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained
from the leafstalks of two kinds of palms, Metroxylon Sagu, and Arenga saccharifera, of the Indian
islands. It is used for making cordage. Called also ejoo.
(Gon) imp. & p. p. of Go. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Gon"ad) n.; pl. Gonads (Anat.) One of the masses of generative tissue primitively alike in
both sexes, but giving rise to either an ovary or a testis; a generative gland; a germ gland. Wiedersheim.
(Go"na*kie) n. (Bot.) An African timber tree
(||Go`nan*gi"um) n.; pl. L. Gonangia E. Gonangiums [NL., fr. Gr. offspring + vessel.]
(Zoöl.) See Gonotheca.
(Gon"do*la) n. [It., dim. of gonda a gondola; cf. LL. gandeia a kind of boat, Gr. a drinking
vessel; said to be a Persian word; cf. F. gondole gondola, cup.]
1. A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in the canals of Venice. A gondola is usually
propelled by one or two oarsmen who stand facing the prow, or by poling. A gondola for passengers
has a small open cabin amidships, for their protection against the sun or rain. A sumptuary law of Venice
required that gondolas should be painted black, and they are customarily so painted now.
2. A flat-bottomed boat for freight. [U. S.]
3. A long platform car, either having no sides or with very low sides, used on railroads. [U. S.]
(Gon"do*let) n. [It. gondoletta, dim. of gondola.] A small gondola. T. Moore.
(Gon`do*lier") n. [It. gondoliere: cf. F. gondolier.] A man who rows a gondola.