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 for goat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Goat \Goat\ (g[=o]t), n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. g[=a]t; akin to
     D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged,
     Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zool.)
     A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus Capra, of several
     species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat ({Capra
     hircus), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have
           long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile
           fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat ({Capra [ae]gagrus),
           of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its
           stomach, is supposed to be one of the ancestral species
           of the domestic goat. The Rocky Mountain goat
           ({Haplocercus montanus) is more nearly related to the
           antelopes. See Mazame.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Goat antelope (Zool), one of several species of antelopes,
        which in some respects resemble a goat, having recurved
        horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short, flat tail,
        as the goral, thar, mazame, and chikara.
  
     Goat fig (Bot.), the wild fig.
  
     Goat house.
     (a) A place for keeping goats.
     (b) A brothel. [Obs.]
  
     Goat moth (Zool.), any moth of the genus Cossus, esp. the
        large European species ({Cossus ligniperda), the larva of
        which burrows in oak and willow trees, and requires three
        years to mature. It exhales an odor like that of the
        he-goat.
  
     Goat weed (Bot.), a scrophulariaceous plant, of the genus
        Capraria+({Capraria+biflora">Capraria ({Capraria biflora).
  
     Goat's bane (Bot.), a poisonous plant ({Aconitum
        Lucoctonum), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from
        Switzerland into England; wolfsbane.
  
     Goat's foot (Bot.), a kind of wood sorrel ({Oxalis
        caprina) growing at the Cape of Good Hope.
  
     Goat's+rue+(Bot.),+a+leguminous+plant+({Galega+officinalis">Goat's rue (Bot.), a leguminous plant ({Galega officinalis
        of Europe, or Tephrosia Virginiana in the United
        States).
  
     Goat's thorn (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant ({Astragalus
        Tragacanthus), found in the Levant.
  
     Goat's wheat (Bot.), the genus Tragopyrum (now referred
        to Atraphaxis).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  goat
      n 1: any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having
           a beard and straight horns [syn: goat, caprine animal]
      2: a victim of ridicule or pranks [syn: butt, goat,
         laughingstock, stooge]
      3: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in
         Capricorn [syn: Capricorn, Goat]
      4: the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from
         about December 22 to January 19 [syn: Capricorn, Capricorn
         the Goat, Goat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "goat":
     Priapus, aphrodisiomaniac, balker, balky horse, billy, billy goat,
     broad jumper, buck, bucking bronco, buckjumper, butt, byword,
     byword of reproach, crock, crowbait, derision, dirty old man, doe,
     doeling, dog, dupe, eroticomaniac, erotomaniac, fair game,
     fall guy, figure of fun, flea, fool, frog, game, garron, gazelle,
     gazingstock, grasshopper, gynecomaniac, hack, he-goat, high jumper,
     hopper, hurdle racer, hurdler, jackrabbit, jade, jest,
     jestingstock, joke, jughead, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack,
     kangaroo, kid, laughingstock, leaper, lecher, mockery, monkey,
     mountain goat, nag, nanny, nanny goat, old goat, patsy, plug,
     pole vaulter, roarer, rogue, rosinante, salmon, satyr, scalawag,
     scapegoat, she-goat, stag, stiff, stock, sunfisher, target,
     timber topper, toy, vaulter, victim, whipping boy, whistler,
     whoremaster, whoremonger
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  GoAT
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      [Usenet] Abbreviation: ?Go Away, Troll?. See troll.
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Goat
     (1.) Heb. 'ez, the she-goat (Gen. 15:9; 30:35; 31:38). This
     Hebrew word is also used for the he-goat (Ex. 12:5; Lev. 4:23;
     Num. 28:15), and to denote a kid (Gen. 38:17, 20). Hence it may
     be regarded as the generic name of the animal as domesticated.
     It literally means "strength," and points to the superior
     strength of the goat as compared with the sheep.
     
       (2.) Heb. 'attud, only in plural; rendered "rams" (Gen.
     31:10,12); he-goats (Num. 7:17-88; Isa. 1:11); goats (Deut.
     32:14; Ps. 50:13). They were used in sacrifice (Ps. 66:15). This
     word is used metaphorically for princes or chiefs in Isa. 14:9,
     and in Zech. 10:3 as leaders. (Comp. Jer. 50:8.)
     
       (3.) Heb. gedi, properly a kid. Its flesh was a delicacy among
     the Hebrews (Gen. 27:9, 14, 17; Judg. 6:19).
     
       (4.) Heb. sa'ir, meaning the "shaggy," a hairy goat, a he-goat
     (2 Chr. 29:23); "a goat" (Lev. 4:24); "satyr" (Isa. 13:21);
     "devils" (Lev. 17:7). It is the goat of the sin-offering (Lev.
     9:3, 15; 10:16).
     
       (5.) Heb. tsaphir, a he-goat of the goats (2 Chr. 29:21). In
     Dan. 8:5, 8 it is used as a symbol of the Macedonian empire.
     
       (6.) Heb. tayish, a "striker" or "butter," rendered "he-goat"
     (Gen. 30:35; 32:14).
     
       (7.) Heb. 'azazel (q.v.), the "scapegoat" (Lev. 16:8, 10,26).
     
       (8.) There are two Hebrew words used to denote the
     undomesticated goat:, _Yael_, only in plural mountain goats (1
     Sam. 24:2; Job 39:1; Ps.104:18). It is derived from a word
     meaning "to climb." It is the ibex, which abounded in the
     mountainous parts of Moab. And _'akko_, only in Deut. 14:5, the
     wild goat.
     
       Goats are mentioned in the New Testament in Matt. 25:32,33;
     Heb. 9:12,13, 19; 10:4. They represent oppressors and wicked men
     (Ezek. 34:17; 39:18; Matt. 25:33).
     
       Several varieties of the goat were familiar to the Hebrews.
     They had an important place in their rural economy on account of
     the milk they afforded and the excellency of the flesh of the
     kid. They formed an important part of pastoral wealth (Gen.
     31:10, 12;32:14; 1 Sam. 25:2).
     

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