Gossiper to Governor

(Gos"sip*er) n. One given to gossip. Beaconsfield.

(Gos"sip*rede) n. [Cf. Kindred.] The relationship between a person and his sponsors. [Obs.]

(Gos"sip*ry) n.

1. Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy. Bale.

2. Idle talk; gossip. Mrs. Browning.

(Gos"sip*y) a. Full of, or given to, gossip.

(Gos*soon") n. [Scot. garson an attendant, fr. F. garçon, OF. gars.] A boy; a servant. [Ireland]

(||Gos*syp"i*um) n. [NL., fr. L. gossypion, gossipion.] (Bot.) A genus of plants which yield the cotton of the arts. The species are much confused. G. herbaceum is the name given to the common cotton plant, while the long-stapled sea-island cotton is produced by G. Barbadense, a shrubby variety. There are several other kinds besides these.

(Got) imp. & p. p. of Get. See Get.

(Gote) n. [Cf. LG. gote, gaute, canal, G. gosse; akin to giessen to pour, shed, AS. geótan, and E. fuse to melt.] A channel for water. [Prov. Eng.] Crose.

(Go"ter) n. a gutter. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Goth) n. [L. Gothi, pl.; cf. Gr. ]

1. (Ethnol.) One of an ancient Teutonic race, who dwelt between the Elbe and the Vistula in the early part of the Christian era, and who overran and took an important part in subverting the Roman empire.

Under the reign of Valens, they took possession of Dacia and came to be known as Ostrogoths and Visigoths, or East and West Goths; the former inhabiting countries on the Black Sea up to the Danube, and the latter on this river generally. Some of them took possession of the province of Moesia, and hence were called Moesogoths. Others, who made their way to Scandinavia, at a time unknown to history, are sometimes styled Suiogoths.

2. One who is rude or uncivilized; a barbarian; a rude, ignorant person. Chesterfield.

(Go"tham*ist) n. A wiseacre; a person deficient in wisdom; — so called from Gotham, in Nottinghamshire, England, noted for some pleasant blunders. Bp. Morton.

(Go"tham*ite) n.

1. A gothamist.

2. An inhabitant of New York city. [Jocular] Irving.

(Goth"ic) a. [L. Gothicus: cf. F. gothique.]

1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous.

2. (Arch.) Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions — prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital.

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