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Gout meaning

gout - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A drop; a clot or coagulation.
  2. 2. A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms. It consists in an inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended with various sympathetic phenomena, particularly in the digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as the stomach, the intestines, etc.
  3. 3. A disease of cornstalks. See Corn fly, under Corn.
  4. 4. Taste; relish.
  5. 5. A disease affecting the joints.
  6. 6. Gouty.

gout - examples of usage

  1. Defoe " was now at least sixty years of age, afflicted with the gout and stone, but retained all his mental faculties entire." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. When you get to my time of life, you'll perhaps know what gout means. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. That arch- Hun enemy, the gout, against which he must never be unprepared. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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