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González Márquez, Felipe
▪ prime minister of Spain born March 5, 1942, Sevilla, Spain    Spanish lawyer and Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español; PSOE) politician ...
González Martínez, Enrique
▪ Mexican poet born April 13, 1871, Guadalajara, Mex. died Feb. 19, 1952, Mexico City       poet, physician, and diplomat, who was a major influence on 20th-century ...
Gonzalez, Angel
▪ 2009       Spanish poet born Sept. 6, 1925, Oviedo, Spain died Jan. 12, 2008, Madrid, Spain was greatly respected as a member of the “Generation of 1950” for his ...
González, Julio
▪ Spanish sculptor born 1876, Barcelona, Spain died 1942, Arcueil, France       Spanish sculptor and painter who developed the expressive use of iron as a medium for ...
González, Manuel
▪ president of Mexico born 1833, near Matamoros, Mex. died May 8, 1893, Hacienda de Chapingo, near Guanajuato       Mexican soldier and president of Mexico ...
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
▪ American artist original name  Félix González-Torres  born Nov. 26, 1957, Guáimaro, Cuba died Jan. 9, 1996, Miami, Fla., U.S.       Cuban-born American sculptor, ...
Gonzalves, Nelson
▪ 1999       Brazilian crooner who recorded over 1,000 romantic songs during a career that lasted 56 years (b. June 1919, Rio Grande do Sul state, Braz.—d. April 18, ...
gonzo
/gon"zoh/, Slang. adj. 1. (of journalism, reportage, etc.) filled with bizarre or subjective ideas, commentary, or the like. 2. crazy; eccentric. n. 3. eccentricity, weirdness, ...
goo
/gooh/, n. Informal. 1. a thick or sticky substance: Wash that goo off your hands. 2. maudlin sentimentality. [1910-15, Amer.; perh. short for BURGOO] * * *
goo-goo
☆ goo-goo [go͞o′go͞o′ ] n. 〚< Goo(d) Go(vernment Association), a Boston reform society〛 Slang an idealistic advocate of honest government: usually a somewhat ...
goo-goo eyes
/gooh"gooh'/, Older Slang. foolishly amorous glances: They sat there making goo-goo eyes at each other. [1895-1900; var. of GOGGLE-EYES] * * *
goober
/gooh"beuhr/, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. the peanut. Also called goober pea. [1825-35; of Afr orig.; cf. Kimbundu nguba peanut] * * *
gooberpea
goober pea n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See peanut. See Regional Note at goober. * * *
Gooch
/goohch/, n. George Peabody, 1873-1968, English historian. * * *
Gooch, George Peabody
▪ British historian born Oct. 21, 1873, London, Eng. died Aug. 31, 1968, London       English historian of modern diplomacy, and one of the first writers in English on ...
Gooch, Sir Daniel, 1st Baronet
▪ British engineer born Aug. 24, 1816, Bedlington, Northumberland, Eng. died Oct. 15, 1889, near Windsor, Berkshire       English railway pioneer and mechanical ...
good
/good/, adj., better, best, n., interj., adv. adj. 1. morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: a good man. 2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree: a good teacher; ...
good afternoon
a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the afternoon. * * *
good behavior
1. satisfactory, proper, or polite conduct. 2. conduct conformable to law; orderly conduct: The convict's sentence was reduced for good behavior. 3. proper fulfillment of the ...
Good Book
the Bible. * * *
good buddy
1. CB Radio Slang. the operator of a CB radio; fellow operator (often used as a form of direct address while broadcasting). 2. Informal. a trusted companion or colleague; ...
good causes
➡ lotteries * * *
good cheer
1. cheerful spirits; courage: to be of good cheer. 2. feasting and merrymaking: to make good cheer. 3. good food and drink: to be fond of good cheer. * * *
Good Companions
a novel (1929) by J B Priestley. It is Priestley’s best-known novel, and tells the story of three people from different parts of England who set up a small theatre company ...
Good Conduct Medal
U.S. Mil. a medal awarded an enlisted person for meritorious behavior during the period of service. * * *
good day
a conventional expression used at meeting or parting during the daytime. [1175-1225; ME] * * *
good egg
Informal. a person who is pleasant, agreeable, or trustworthy. [1915-20] * * *
good evening
a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the evening. [1860-65] * * *
good faith
accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity, etc. (usually prec. by in): If you act in good faith, he'll have no reason to question your motives. Cf. bad ...
Good Feelings, Era of
(1815–25) Period of U.S. national unity and complacency. A Boston newspaper coined the term in 1817 to describe a nation free from the influence of European political and ...
good fellow
a friendly and pleasant person. [1175-1225; ME] * * *
Good Food Guide
a book giving information about many restaurants in Britain, and the writers’ opinions about the quality of the food they offer. It is published every year by the Consumers’ ...
Good Friday
the Friday before Easter, a holy day of the Christian church, observed as the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus. [1250-1300; ME] * * * Friday before Easter, commemorating ...
Good Friday Agreement
an agreement reached on Good Friday 1998 between Irish political leaders and the British government. The agreement ended the violence of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and ...
Good Hope, Cape of
Rocky promontory, southwestern coast, Western Cape province, South Africa. It was sighted by the Portuguese navigator Bartolemeu Dias in 1488 on his return voyage to Portugal ...
Good Hope, Cape of.
See Cape of Good Hope. * * *
Good Hope,Cape of
Good Hope, Cape of A promontory on the southwest coast of South Africa south of Cape Town. It was first circumnavigated in 1488 by Bartolomeu Dias, who named it Cape of ...
Good HopeCape of
Good HopeCape of cape at the SW tip of Africa, on the Atlantic * * *
Good Housekeeping
a magazine containing articles about homes, family, health, food and fashion. It is published once a month in different versions in America and Britain and was first published in ...
good humor
a cheerful or amiable mood. [1610-20] * * *
good Joe
Informal. a warm-hearted, good-natured person. [1940-45] * * *
Good King Wenceslas
a Christmas carol which is especially popular with children. Most British and US people know the first lines of the song: Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of ...
good life
1. a life abounding in material comforts and luxuries. 2. a life lived according to the moral and religious laws of one's culture. [1945-50] * * *
good looks
good or attractive personal appearance; handsomeness or beauty. [1790-1800] * * *
good morning
a conventional expression at meeting or parting in the morning. * * *
good morrow
Archaic. good morning. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
good nature
pleasant disposition; kindly nature; amiability. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
Good Neighbor Policy
a diplomatic policy of the U.S., first presented in 1933 by President Roosevelt, for the encouragement of friendly relations and mutual defense among the nations of the Western ...
Good Neighbour Policy
Popular name for the policy toward Latin America pursued in the 1930s by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. In a marked departure from its traditional interventionism, which was ...
good news
Informal. someone or something that is positive, encouraging, uplifting, desirable, or the like. [1970-75] * * *
Good News Bible
(abbr GNT) a modern version of the Bible in simple English, published in 1976 by the American Bible Society and revised in 1992. The ‘good news’ is from the word ...
good night
an expression of farewell used in parting at nighttime or when going to sleep. [1325-75; ME] * * *
good old boy
—good old boyism. Informal. 1. a male who embodies the unsophisticated good fellowship and sometimes boisterous sociability regarded as typical of white males of small towns ...
Good Old Days
a British television series (1953–1983) consisting of old-fashioned music-hall(1) performances. The programmes were broadcast from a real music-hall, with members of the ...
good Samaritan
a person who gratuitously gives help or sympathy to those in distress. Luke 10:30-37. Also, Good Samaritan. [1840-50] * * *
good Samaritan law
a law that exempts from legal liability persons, sometimes only physicians, who give reasonable aid to strangers in grave physical distress. * * *
Good Shepherd
Jesus Christ. John 10:11-14. * * *
Good Shepherd Sister
▪ Roman Catholic order member of  The Religious of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (R.G.S.) , also called  Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good ...
good speed
good luck; success: to wish someone good speed. * * *
good time
Prison Slang. time deducted from an inmate's sentence for good behavior while in prison. * * *
good title
Law. See marketable title. * * *
good turn
good turn n. a good deed; friendly, helpful act; favor * * *
good use
(in a language) standard use or usage. Also, good usage. * * *
Good, Robert Alan
▪ 2004       American doctor, immunologist, and microbiologist (b. May 21, 1922, Crosby, Minn.—d. June 13, 2003, St. Petersburg, Fla.), was considered the founder of ...
good-by
/good'buy"/, interj., n., pl. good-bys. good-bye. Also, goodby. * * *
good-bye
/good'buy"/, interj., n., pl. good-byes. interj. 1. farewell (a conventional expression used at parting). n. 2. a farewell. Also, goodbye. [1565-75; contr. of God be with ye] * * ...
good-fellowship
/good'fel"oh ship'/, n. a pleasant, convivial spirit; comradeship; geniality. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
good-for-nothing
/good"feuhr nuth"ing, -nuth'-/, adj. 1. worthless; of no use. n. 2. a worthless or useless person. [1705-15] * * *
good-hearted
—good-heartedly, goodheartedly, adv. —good-heartedness, goodheartedness, n. /good"hahr"tid/, adj. kind or generous; considerate; benevolent. Also, goodhearted. [1545-55] * * *
good-humored
—good-humoredly, adv. —good-humoredness, n. /good"hyooh"meuhrd/ or, often, /-yooh"-/, adj. having or showing a pleasant, amiable mood: a good-humored man; a good-humored ...
good-humoredly
See good-humored. * * *
good-humoredness
See good-humoredly. * * *
Good-King-Henry
/good"king'hen"ree/, n., pl. Good-King-Henries. a European, chenopodiaceous weed, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, naturalized in North America, having spinachlike leaves. Also called ...
good-looker
/good"look"euhr/, n. Informal. a person with a pleasingly attractive appearance. [1890-95, Amer.; GOOD-LOOK(ING) or GOOD LOOK(S) + -ER1] * * *
good-looking
/good"look"ing/, adj. of good or attractive appearance; handsome or beautiful: a good-looking young man; a good-looking hat. [1770-80] * * *
good-natured
—good-naturedly, adv. —good-naturedness, n. /good"nay"cheuhrd/, adj. having or showing a pleasant, kindly disposition; amiable: a warm, good-natured person. [1570-80] Syn. ...
good-naturedly
See good-natured. * * *
good-naturedness
See good-naturedly. * * *
good-neighbor
/good"nay"beuhr/, adj. characterized by friendly political relations and mutual aid between countries. [1925-30] * * *
good-night
/good'nuyt"/, n. a farewell or leave-taking: He said his good-nights before leaving the party. * * * ▪ ballad       sensational type of broadside ballad (q.v.), ...
good-oh
/good"oh/, Brit. Informal. interj. 1. good (used as an expression of approval, agreement, or admiration). adv. 2. all right. 3. yes. Also, good-o. [1915-20] * * *
good-reasons theory
      in American and British metaethics, an approach that tries to establish the validity or objectivity of moral judgments by examining the modes of reasoning used to ...
good-sized
/good"suyzd"/, adj. of ample or large size; rather large for its kind: a good-sized pumpkin. [1830-40] * * *
good-tempered
—good-temperedly, adv. —good-temperedness, n. /good"tem"peuhrd/, adj. good-natured; amiable. [1760-70] * * *
good-temperedly
See good-tempered. * * *
good-time Charlie
/good"tuym'/, Informal. an affable, sociable, pleasure-loving man. Also, good-time Charley. [1955-60] * * *
Goodall
Goodall [good′ôl΄] Jane 1934- ; Brit. primatologist * * * (1934– ) a British scientist, who became famous for her study of chimpanzees. She discovered that these animal ...
Goodall, Jane
born April 3, 1934, London, Eng. British ethologist. Soon after finishing high school, she fulfilled her childhood ambition of traveling to Africa, where she assisted Louis ...
Goodall, Sir Reginald
▪ British conductor born July 13, 1901, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Eng. died May 5, 1990, near Canterbury, Kent       British conductor noted for his interpretations of ...
GoodBook
Good Book (go͝od) n. The Christian Bible. * * *
goodbye
goodbye or e [good΄bī′] interj., n. pl. goodbyes 〚contr. of God be with ye〛 farewell: the interj. is used at parting: also sp. goodby or good-by * * * good·bye or ...
Goodbye Mr Chips
a novel (1934) by James Hilton. It is the story of a lonely teacher at an English public school whose students make fun of him. Later, after he has married a beautiful woman, ...
Goodbye to All That
a book (1929) by Robert Graves about the early part of his life. It describes his experiences at public school(1), at Oxford University, and as a soldier in World War I, and ...
Goode, G Brown
▪ American zoologist born Feb. 13, 1851, New Albany, Ind., U.S. died Sept. 6, 1896, Washington, D.C.       American zoologist who directed the scientific reorganization ...
Goodeniaceae
▪ plant family       the goodenia family of the aster order (Asterales), containing 12 genera and about 440 species, chiefly native to Australia. Some species are ...
Goodenough Island
▪ island, Papua New Guinea formerly  Morata        one of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua New Guinea, in the Solomon Sea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. It lies ...
goodfaith
good faith n. Compliance with standards of decency and honesty: bargained in good faith. * * *
GoodFriday
Good Friday n. The Friday before Easter, observed by Christians in commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus.   [From good, pious, holy (obsolete).] * * *
goodhearted
good·heart·ed (go͝odʹhärʹtĭd) adj. Kind and generous.   goodʹheartʹed·ly adv. goodʹheartʹed·ness n. * * *
goodheartedly
See goodhearted. * * *
goodheartedness
See goodheartedly. * * *
Goodhue
/good"hyooh/, n. Bertram Grosvenor /grohv"neuhr, groh"veuh-/, 1869-1924, U.S. architect. * * *
goodie
/good"ee/, n., interj. Informal. goody1. [GOOD + -IE] * * *
goodish
/good"ish/, adj. rather good; fairly good. [1750-60; GOOD + -ISH1] * * *
goodliness
See goodly. * * *
goodly
—goodliness, n. /good"lee/, adj., goodlier, goodliest. 1. of good or substantial size, amount, etc.: a goodly sum. 2. of good or fine appearance. 3. Archaic. of a good quality: ...
goodman
/good"meuhn/, n., pl. goodmen. Archaic. 1. the master of a household; husband. 2. (cap.) a title of respect used for a man below the rank of gentleman, esp. a farmer or ...
Goodman
/good"meuhn/, n. Benjamin David ("Benny"), 1909-86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader. * * * (as used in expressions) Theodosia Goodman Goodman Benny Benjamin David Goodman * ...
Goodman, Benny
orig. Benjamin David Goodman born May 30, 1909, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died June 13, 1986, New York, N.Y. U.S. jazz clarinetist and leader of the most popular band of the swing ...
Goodman, Dody
▪ 2009 Dolores Goodman        American actress born Oct. 28, 1914?, Columbus, Ohio died June 22, 2008, Englewood, N.J. exploited her distinctive high-pitched voice and ...
Goodman, John
▪ American actor in full  John Stephen Goodman  born June 20, 1952, Affton, Mo., U.S.       American actor who is perhaps best known for his long-running role as Dan ...
Goodman, Linda
▪ 1996       U.S. astrologer and best-selling author of the 1968 book Sun Signs, which sparked mass-market interest in the occult (b. April 19, 1925?—d. Oct. 21, ...
Goodman, Louis Sanford
▪ 2001       American pharmacologist (b. Aug. 27, 1906, Portland, Ore.—d. Nov. 19, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah), was credited with developing the first effective ...
Goodman,Benjamin David
Goodman, Benjamin David. Called “Benny.” Known as “the King of Swing.” 1909-1986. American clarinetist whose band, formed in 1934, introduced swing music. * * *
goodnature
good nature n. A cheerful, obliging disposition. * * *
goodness
/good"nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being good. 2. moral excellence; virtue. 3. kindly feeling; kindness; generosity. 4. excellence of quality: goodness of workmanship. 5. ...
Goodnight, Charles
▪ American cattleman born March 5, 1836, Macoupin County, Ill., U.S. died Dec. 12, 1929       American cattleman, who helped bring law and order to the Texas ...
Goodnight-Loving Trail
▪ cattle trail, Texas, United States sometimes called  Goodnight Trail        historic cattle trail that originated in Young county, western Texas, U.S. The trail ...
Goodnow, Frank J(ohnson)
▪ American educator and political scientist born Jan. 18, 1859, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 15, 1939, Baltimore       educator, long-time president of Johns Hopkins ...
goodold boy
good old boy also good ol' boy or good ole boy (ōl) n. Slang A man having qualities held to be characteristic of certain Southern white males, such as a relaxed or informal ...
Goodpaster, Andrew Jackson
▪ 2006       general (ret.), U.S. Army (b. Feb. 12, 1915, Granite City, Ill.—d. May 16, 2005, Washington, D.C.), wielded great influence during a lengthy military ...
Goodpasture, E W
▪ American pathologist born Oct. 17, 1886, Montgomery County, Tenn., U.S. died Sept. 20, 1960, Nashville, Tenn.       American pathologist whose method (1931) for ...
Goodpasture, E(rnest) W(illiam)
born Oct. 17, 1886, Montgomery county, Tenn., U.S. died Sept. 20, 1960, Nashville, Tenn. U.S. pathologist. He spent most of his career (1924–55) at Vanderbilt University. His ...
Goodrich
/good"rich/, n. Samuel Griswold /griz"weuhld, -wohld, -wawld/, ("Peter Parley"), 1793-1860, U.S. author and publisher. * * *
Goodrich Company
▪ American tire manufacturing company in full  B.f. Goodrich Company,         major American manufacturer of specialty chemicals, plastic materials, and other related ...
Goodrich, Samuel Griswold
▪ American writer born Aug. 19, 1793, Ridgefield, Conn., U.S. died May 9, 1860, New York City  American publisher and author of children's books under the pseudonym of Peter ...
Goodricke, John
▪ English astronomer born Sept. 17, 1764, Groningen, Neth. died April 20, 1786, York, Yorkshire, Eng.       English astronomer who was the first to notice that some ...
Goodridge, Sarah
▪ American painter born February 5, 1788, Templeton, Massuchusetts, U.S. died December 28, 1853, Boston, Massachusetts  American painter of exceptional natural talent who ...
goods
goods [goodz] pl.n. 1. movable personal property 2. merchandise; wares 3. fabric; cloth 4. Brit. freight: usually used attributively —————— ☆ deliver the ...
goods engine
Brit. a railway locomotive used to haul a freight train. * * *
goods train
Brit. See freight train. [1880-85] * * *
goods trains
➡ railways and railroads * * *
goods wagon
Brit. a heavy railroad freight car. [1885-90] * * *
goods yard
Brit. a railway freight yard. [1890-95] * * *
GoodSamaritan
Good Samaritan n. A compassionate person who unselfishly helps others.   [After the Samaritan passerby in the New Testament parable who was the only person to aid a man who had ...
Goodsir, John
▪ Scottish anatomist born March 20, 1814, Anstruther, Fife, Scot. died March 6, 1867, Wardie, near Edinburgh       Scottish anatomist and investigator in cellular ...
Goodson, Mark
born Jan. 24, 1915, Sacramento, Calif., U.S. died Dec. 18, 1992, New York, N.Y. U.S. radio and television producer. He worked as a radio announcer from 1939. In the late 1940s ...
Goodspeed
/good"speed'/, n. Edgar Johnson, 1871-1962, U.S. Biblical scholar and translator. * * *
Goodspeed, Edgar J
▪ American biblical scholar born 1871, Quincy, Ill., U.S. died Jan. 13, 1962, Los Angeles       American biblical scholar and linguist, contributor to the Revised ...
goodturn
good turn n. An act or gesture that helps another person; a favor. * * *
goodwife
/good"wuyf'/, n., pl. goodwives /-wuyvz'/. 1. Chiefly Scot. the mistress of a household. 2. (cap.) Archaic. a title of respect for a woman. [1275-1325; ME; see GOOD, WIFE] * * *
goodwill
/good"wil"/, n. 1. friendly disposition; benevolence; kindness. 2. cheerful acquiescence or consent. 3. Com. an intangible, salable asset arising from the reputation of a ...
Goodwill Industries
a major US charity, begun in 1910 by Edgar Helms, a Methodist minister. It operates in the US and in many other countries to provide training and employment for people who have ...
goodwilly
/good'wil"ee/, n., pl. goodwillies, adj. Scot. Obs. n. 1. a volunteer. adj. 2. liberal; generous. 3. cordial; friendly. Also, goodwillie, guidwillie. [1525-35; GOOD + WILL2 + ...
Goodwin Sands
/good"win/ a line of shoals at the N entrance to the Strait of Dover, off the SE coast of England. 10 mi. (16 km) long. * * * ▪ shoals, England, United ...
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
▪ 2007       In 2006 the popular and critical acclaim garnered by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005) ...
Goodwin, John
▪ English theologian born c. 1594, Norfolk, England died 1665, London?       prominent English Puritan theologian and leader of the “New ...
Goodwin, Thomas
▪ English minister born Oct. 5, 1600, Rollesby, Norfolk, Eng. died Feb. 23, 1680, London?       English Puritan clergyman and a chaplain to Oliver Cromwell (Cromwell, ...
Goodwood House
a stately home near Chichester in southern England. It was first built in the 17th century, and rebuilt in the late 18th century. It contains valuable pieces of furniture and ...
goody
goody1 /good"ee/, n., pl. goodies, interj. Informal. n. 1. Usually, goodies. something especially attractive or pleasing, esp. cake, cookies, or candy. 2. something that causes ...
goody two shoes
pl. goody two shoes. (sometimes caps.) a goody-goody. [after the title character of The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765), a nursery tale perh. written by Oliver ...
goody-goody
/good"ee good"ee/, n., pl. goody-goodies, adj. n. 1. a person who is self-righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good. adj. 2. self-righteously or cloyingly good; affecting ...
goody-two-shoes
goody-two-shoes [good΄ē to͞o′sho͞oz΄] adj., n. 〚after Goody Two-Shoes, heroine of a Brit children's story (1766)〛 Informal GOODY-GOODY: also goody two-shoes or Goody ...
Goodyear
/good"year'/, n. Charles, 1800-60, U.S. inventor: developer of the process of vulcanizing rubber. * * *
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
▪ American company       a major U.S. manufacturer of tires and related products for passenger cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Headquarters are in Akron, ...
Goodyear, Charles
born Dec. 29, 1800, New Haven, Conn., U.S. died July 1, 1860, New York, N.Y. U.S. inventor of the vulcanization process that permitted the commercial use of rubber. Interested ...
Goodyear,Charles
Good·year (go͝odʹyîr'), Charles. 1800-1860. American inventor and manufacturer who developed vulcanized rubber (1839). * * *
goodytwo-shoes
goody two-shoes (to͞oʹsho͞oz') n. Informal pl. goody two-shoes A goody-goody.   [After the title character in The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, a nursery tale perhaps ...
gooey
/gooh"ee/, adj., gooier, gooiest. 1. like or covered with goo; sticky; viscid. 2. Informal. extremely sentimental or emotionally effusive. [1905-10, Amer.; GOO + -EY1] * * *
goof
/goohf/, Slang. v.i. 1. to blunder; make an error, misjudgment, etc. 2. to waste or kill time; evade work or responsibility (often fol. by off or around): Exam week is not a time ...
goof-off
/goohf"awf', -of'/, n. Slang. a person who habitually shirks work or responsibility; idler. [1950-55; n. use of v. phrase goof off] * * *
goof-up
/goohf"up'/, n. Slang. 1. a person who habitually makes mistakes, spoils things, gets into trouble, etc., esp. through carelessness or irresponsibility. 2. a mistake, blunder, ...
goofball
/goohf"bawl'/, n. Slang. 1. an extremely incompetent, eccentric, or silly person. 2. a pill containing a barbiturate or a tranquilizing drug. [1935-40; GOOF + BALL1] * * *
goofily
See goofy. * * *
goofiness
See goofily. * * *
goofproof
goof·proof (go͞ofʹpro͞of') adj. Slang Protected against mistakes: a goofproof recipe. * * *
goofy
—goofily, adv. —goofiness, n. /gooh"fee/, adj., goofier, goofiest. Slang. ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty: a goofy little hat. [1915-20; GOOF + -Y1] * * *
goog
/goohg, goog/, n. Australian. an egg. [1940-45; orig. uncert.] * * *
Google Earth
▪ computer service  Web-based mapping service introduced in 2005 by the American search engine company Google Inc.       Google Earth allows users to call up on ...
Google Gmail
▪ e-mail service       free e-mail service offered by the American search engine company Google Inc. Google began offering Web-based e-mail accounts to select beta ...
Google Inc.
▪ American company Introduction  American search engine company, founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin (Brin, Sergey) and Larry Page (Page, Larry). About 70 percent of all online ...
Google Knol
▪ encyclopaedia       free Internet-based encyclopaedia hosted by the American search engine company Google Inc.       On Dec. 13, 2007, Google announced that ...
Google{™}
a very popular Internet search engine (= a website which helps you to search for information on the Internet). The US company which runs the search engine, Google Inc, was ...
googly
/gooh"glee/, n., pl. googlies. Cricket. a bowled ball that swerves in one direction and breaks in the other. [1900-05; orig. uncert.] * * *
googly-eyed
/gooh"glee uyd'/, adj. goggle-eyed. [1925-30] * * *
googol
/gooh"gawl, -gol, -geuhl/, n. a number that is equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros and expressed as 10100. [1935-40; introduced by U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner (1878-1955), ...
googolplex
/gooh"gawl pleks', -gol-, -geuhl-/, n. a number that is equal to 1 followed by a googol of zeros. [1935-40; GOOGOL + -PLEX] * * *
Googoosh
▪ 2001       In 2000 Iranian pop singer Googoosh made a major comeback, performing in public for the first time in 20 years. On a world tour that began in North America, ...
gook
gook1 /gook, goohk/, n. Informal. 1. guck. 2. makeup, esp. when thickly applied: She looks ridiculous with all that gook around her eyes. [expressive word, perh. b. GOO and MUCK; ...
Goolagong Cawley,Evonne
Goo·la·gong Caw·ley (go͞oʹlə-gông kôʹlē), Evonne. Born 1951. Australian tennis player who won women's singles championships at Wimbledon (1971 and 1980), the French ...
Goole
▪ England, United Kingdom       town, unitary authority of East Riding of Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, England. Situated at the confluence of the Rivers ...
Goolwa
▪ Australia       town, southeastern South Australia, near the mouth of the Murray River, 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Adelaide. It is located on the Goolwa Channel, ...
goombah
goombah [go͞om′bä] n. 〚phonetic sp. of dial. pronun. of It compare〛 Slang an older man who is a friend, protector, advisor, etc. * * * goom·bah (go͝omʹbä, ...
goombay
/goom"bay, goohm"-/, n. the style of calypso music or rhythm popular in the Bahamas. [cf. Jamaican E gombay a drum, said to be < Kongo ngoma, nkumbi drum (or a cognate Bantu ...
goon
/goohn/, n. 1. Informal. a hired hoodlum or thug. 2. Slang. a. a stupid, foolish, or awkward person. b. a roughneck. [1920-25; shortened from dial. gooney, var. of obs. gony a ...
Goon Show
a British comedy radio programme, broadcast by the BBC in the 1950s. It consisted of jokes, songs and situations that were full of surprising and ridiculous humour, and had an ...
goon squad
a group of hired thugs used to perform ruthless or violent acts. [1935-40] * * *
goonda
/goon"deuh/, n. Anglo-Indian. a rogue or hoodlum. Also, gunda. [1925-30; < Hindi gunda] * * *
Goondiwindi
▪ Queensland, Australia       town, southern Queensland, Australia, on the Macintyre River and the Queensland–New South Wales border. It was proclaimed a town in ...
gooney
/gooh"nee/, adj., goonier, gooniest, n., pl. gooneys, goonies. goony. * * * also called  Gooney Bird,         any of certain albatrosses. See albatross. * * *
gooney bird
/gooh"nee/ 1. any of several albatrosses, esp. the black-footed albatross and the Laysan albatross, occurring on islands in the Pacific Ocean, often near naval bases. 2. Slang. a ...
Goons
➡ Goon Show * * *
goony
—goonily, adv. /gooh"nee/, adj., goonier, gooniest, n., pl. goonies. adj. 1. Slang. stupid, foolish, or awkward: a goony smile on his face. 2. Informal. of or like a goon; ...
goop
goop1 /goohp/, n. Informal. a bad-mannered or inconsiderate person; clod; boor. [expressive coinage, appar. first used by Gelett Burgess in his book Goops and How to Be Them ...
goopy
/gooh"pee/, adj., goopier, goopiest. Slang. 1. characteristic of goop; sticky, viscous. 2. mawkishly sentimental: a goopy love story. [1915-20; GOOP2 + -Y1] * * *
goosander
/gooh san"deuhr/, n. Brit. 1. a common merganser, Mergus merganser, of Eurasia and North America. 2. any merganser. [1615-25; alter. of gossander; perh. b. GOOSE and obs. ...
goose
—gooselike, adj. /goohs/, n., pl. geese for 1, 2, 4, 8, 9; gooses for 5-7; v., goosed, goosing. n. 1. any of numerous wild or domesticated, web-footed swimming birds of the ...
goose barnacle
goose barnacle n. 〚from the fable that geese grew from them〛 any of a number of barnacles (genera Lepas and Mitella) that attach themselves by a long, fleshy stalk to rocks, ...
goose barnacle.
See under barnacle1 (def. 1). [1880-85] * * *
Goose Bay
an air base in S central Labrador, in Newfoundland, in E Canada, on the great circle route between New York and London: used as a fuel stop by some transatlantic airplanes. Cf. ...
goose bumps
☆ goose bumps n. a roughened condition of the skin in which the papillae are erected, caused by cold, fear, etc. * * *
Goose Creek
a town in SE South Carolina. 17,811. * * *
goose egg
Informal. 1. the numeral zero, often used to indicate the failure of a team to score in a game or unit of a game: a pitchers' duel, with nothing but goose eggs on the ...
goose flesh
a rough condition of the skin, resembling that of a plucked goose, induced by cold or fear; horripilation. Also, gooseflesh. Also called goose pimples, goose bumps, goose ...
goose grass
cleavers. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
goose grease
the melted fat of the goose, used in domestic medicine as an ointment. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
goose pimples
goose pimples n. var. of GOOSE BUMPS * * *
goose pimples.
—goose-pimply, adj. See goose flesh. [1885-90] * * *
goose skin.
See goose flesh. [1630-40] * * *
goose step
1. a marching step of some infantries in which the legs are swung high and kept straight and stiff. 2. a military exercise in which the body is balanced on one foot, without ...
goose-step
—goose-stepper, n. /goohs"step'/, v.i., goose-stepped, goose-stepping. to march in a goose step: Troops goose-stepped past the reviewing stand. [1875-80] * * *
goosebarnacle
goose barnacle n. Any of various barnacles of the genus Lapas, having a fleshy stalk that attaches to rocks or floating objects such as ship hulls. Also called gooseneck ...
gooseberry
/goohs"ber'ee, -beuh ree, goohz"-/, n., pl. gooseberries. 1. the edible, acid, globular, sometimes spiny fruit of certain prickly shrubs belonging to the genus Ribes, of the ...
gooseberry garnet
Mineral. grossularite. * * *
gooseberrygourd
gooseberry gourd n. See gherkin. * * *
goosebumps
goose bumps pl.n. Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or fear. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples. * * * the title of a ...
gooseegg
goose egg n. Slang Zero, especially when written as a numeral to indicate that no points have been scored. * * *
goosefish
/goohs"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) goosefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) goosefishes. angler (def. 3). [1800-10, Amer.; GOOSE + FISH] * * *  any ...
gooseflesh
goose flesh n. See goose bumps. * * *
goosefoot
/goohs"foot'/, n., pl. goosefoots. any of numerous, often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having inconspicuous greenish flowers. [1540-50; GOOSE + FOOT] * * * ▪ ...
goosefoot family
the plant family Chenopodiaceae, characterized by often weedy herbaceous plants and shrubs having simple, usually alternate leaves, small and inconspicuous flowers, and tiny, dry ...
goosegog
/gooz"gog/, n. Brit. Dial. gooseberry. [1815-25; GOOSE + gog ( < ?)] * * *
goosegrass
goosegrass [go͞os′gras΄] n. any of various weeds or weedy grasses, as knotgrass or cleavers * * * goose grass n. 1. See silverweed. 2. See yard grass. * * *
gooseherd
/goohs"herrd'/, n. a person who tends geese. [1200-50; ME gos herd. See GOOSE, HERD2] * * *
gooseliver
gooseliver [go͞os′liv΄ər] n. smoked liver sausage * * *
gooseneck
—goosenecked, adj. /goohs"nek'/, n. 1. a curved object resembling the neck of a goose, often of flexible construction, as in the shaft of a gooseneck lamp. 2. Naut. a curved ...
gooseneck barnacle
gooseneck barnacle n. GOOSE BARNACLE * * *
gooseneck lamp
a desk lamp having a flexible shaft or stem. [1925-30] * * *
gooseneckbarnacle
gooseneck barnacle n. See goose barnacle. * * *
goosenecked
See gooseneck. * * *
goosepimples
goose pimples pl.n. See goose bumps. * * *
goosestep
goose step n. A military parade step executed by swinging the legs sharply from the hips and keeping the knees locked. * * *
goosewing
/goohs"wing'/, n. Naut. 1. the weather clew of a square sail, held taut when the lee side of the sail is furled. 2. either of the triangular areas of a square sail left exposed ...
goosewinged
/goohs"wingd'/, adj. Naut. 1. (of a square sail) having the lee clew furled while the weather clew is held taut. 2. (of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel) having the foresail and ...
goosey
goosey or goosy [go͞os′ē] adj. goosier, goosiest 1. a) like or characteristic of a goose b) foolish; stupid 2. Slang a) easily upset by a sudden, playful prod in the ...
Goossens
/gooh"seuhnz/, n. Sir Eugene, 1893-1962, English composer and conductor. * * *
Goossens, Sir Eugene
▪ British conductor born May 26, 1893, London died June 13, 1962, Hillingdon, Middlesex, Eng.       prominent English conductor of the 20th century and a skilled ...
goosy
/gooh"see/, adj. goosier, goosiest. 1. like a goose; foolish or giddy. 2. Informal. a. ticklish; reacting very quickly to touch. b. nervous; jumpy; uneasy. Also, ...
goozle
/gooh"zeuhl/, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle. * * *
GOP
GOP [jē΄ō΄pē′] n. 〚G(rand) O(ld) P(arty)〛 name for REPUBLICAN PARTY * * * GOP abbr. Grand Old Party (Republican Party). * * * (in full Grand Old Party) a popular ...
gopak
/goh"pak/, n. a folk dance of the Ukraine. Also called hopak. [1925-30; < Ukrainian gopák, deriv. of gop interjection uttered during such dances < Pol hop < G hopp, hops, akin ...
Gopal, Ram
▪ 2004       Indian classical dancer (b. Nov. 20, 1917?, Bangalore, India—d. Oct. 12, 2003, Croyden, Surrey, Eng.), was for a time the toast of Europe for his beauty ...
Gopala
/goh pah"leuh/, n. Hinduism. Krishna as a cowherd. * * *
gopher
gopher1 /goh"feuhr/, n. 1. any of several ground squirrels of the genus Citellus, of the prairie regions of North America. 2. See pocket gopher. 3. See gopher tortoise. 4. See ...
Gopher
/goh"feuhr/, n. 1. a protocol for a menu-based system of accessing documents on the Internet. 2. any program that implements this protocol. * * * or pocket gopher Any of about ...
gopher ball
Baseball Slang. a pitched ball hit for a home run: leading the league in gopher balls. [1945-55] * * *
gopher plant
a spurge, Euphorbia lathyris, producing latex that is considered a possible source of crude oil and gasoline. Also called gopher weed, caper spurge. * * *
gopher snake
1. a bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus, of western North America, that invades burrows to prey on rodents. 2. See indigo snake. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
Gopher State
Minnesota (used as a nickname). * * *
gopher tortoise
any North American burrowing tortoise of the genus Gopherus, esp. G. polyphemus, of the southeastern U.S.: several species are now reduced in number. Also called gopher turtle, ...
gopher wood
an unidentified wood used in building Noah's ark. Gen. 6:14. [1605-15; < Heb gopher] * * *
gopherball
gopher ball n. Baseball A pitched ball that is hit for a home run.   [Origin unknown.] * * *
gopherberry
/goh"feuhr ber'ee/, n., pl. gopherberries. See bush huckleberry. [GOPHER1 + BERRY] * * *
gophersnake
gopher snake n. See bull snake. * * *
gopherwood
/goh"feuhr wood'/, n. yellowwood. [1880-85, Amer.; GOPHER1 + WOOD1] * * *
gopi
/goh"pee/, n.pl. Hinduism. female cowherds, lovers of Krishna with whom he dances at the time of the autumn moon. [ < Skt] * * *
Göppingen
▪ Germany       city, Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany. It lies at the foot of the Swabian Alp, on the Fils River, southeast of Stuttgart. ...
gopura
▪ architecture also spelled  Gopuram,         in South Indian architecture, the entrance gateway to the Hindu temple enclosure. Relatively small in the earlier ...
gor
/gawr/, interj. Brit. Dial. 1. (used as a mild oath.) 2. (used as an exclamation of surprise or disbelief.) Also, cor. [see GORBLIMEY] * * *
Gorakhnath
▪ Hindu yogi also called  Gorakshanatha  flourished 11th century?, India       Hindu (Hinduism) master yogi, commonly regarded as the founder of the Kanphata yogi ...
Gorakhpur
/gawr"euhk poor', gohr"-/, n. a city in SE Uttar Pradesh, in N India. 230,911. * * * ▪ India       city, southeastern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies ...
goral
/gawr"euhl, gohr"-/, n. a short-horned goat antelope, Naemorhedus goral, of the mountainous regions of southeastern Asia: an endangered species. [1825-35; perh.
Goražde
▪ Bosnia and Herzegovina       town, southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Drina River. It is an industrial town surrounded by fruit-producing farmlands. The site ...


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