(Gos"sa*mer*y) a. Like gossamer; flimsy.
The greatest master of gossamery affectation.De Quincey.
(Gos"san) n. (Geol.) Decomposed rock, usually reddish or ferruginous (owing to oxidized
pyrites), forming the upper part of a metallic vein.
(Gos`san*if"er*ous) a. [Gossan + -ferous.] Containing or producing gossan.
(Gos"sat) n. (Zoöl.) A small British marine fish (Motella tricirrata); called also whistler and
three-bearded rockling. [Prov. Eng.]
(Gos"sib) n. A gossip. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
(Gos"sip) n. [OE. gossib, godsib, a relation or sponsor in baptism, a relation by a religious
obligation, AS. godsibb, fr. god + sib alliance, relation; akin to G. sippe, Goth. sibja, and also to Skr.
1. A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
Should a great lady that was invited to be a gossip, in her place send her kitchen maid, 't would be ill
2. A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance. [Obs.]
My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal.Shak.
3. One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
The common chat of gossips when they meet.Dryden.
4. The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.
Bubbles o'er like a city with gossip, scandal, and spite.Tennyson.
(Gos"sip), v. t. To stand sponsor to. [Obs.] Shak.
(Gos"sip), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gossiped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gossiping.]
1. To make merry. [Obs.] Shak.
2. To prate; to chat; to talk much. Shak.
3. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.