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- (uncountable, pathology) An extremely painful inflammation of joints, especially of the big toe, caused by a metabolic defect resulting in the accumulation of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urates around the joints.
- (usually followed by of) A spurt or splotch.
- c. 1606 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene i], page 136:
- I see thee still, / And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood.
- 1981, P. D. James, chapter 20, in Children of Men, page 137:
- [S]mall chunks of rubble and gouts of soot had fallen from the chimney, and were ground into the rug under his unwary feet.
- (rare) A disease of wheat and cornstalks, caused by insect larvae.
- → Thai: เกาต์ (gáo)
- (intransitive) To spurt.
- 2001, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Black House:
- Dark blood gouts from the creature's brisket.
gout (plural gouts)
- (obsolete) taste; relish
- 1838, [Letitia Elizabeth] Landon (indicated as editor), chapter XVIII, in Duty and Inclination: […], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 232:
- After a time, however, he became more sensible of the reviving influence proceeding from renewed energy; luxurious indolence had for ever lost to him its goût; […]
- 1870, The Cook and Housewife's Manual, 5th edition:
- A modern refinement is to put laver in the dripping-pan, which, in basting, imparts a high gout: or a large saddle may be served over a pound and a half of laver, stewed in brown sauce with catsup […]
gout m (plural gouts)
- “gout”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
gout n (stem goud-)
- golt (Rhinelandic, Limburgish)
- Dutch: goud
- Limburgish: góldj