(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. sabha assembly.]

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 taken.

2. A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance. [Obs.]

My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal.

3. One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.

The common chat of gossips when they meet.

4. The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.

Bubbles o'er like a city with gossip, scandal, and spite.

(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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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