Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Gustation noun [ Latin gustatio : confer French gustation .] The act of tasting. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Gustatory adjective Pertaining to, or subservient to, the sense of taste; as, the gustatory nerve which supplies the front of the tongue.

Gustful adjective Tasteful; well- tasted. [ Obsolete] Sir K. Digby. -- Gust"ful*ness , noun [ Obsolete] Barrow.

Gustful adjective Gusty. [ R.]

A gustful April morn.
Tennyson.

Gustless adjective Tasteless; insipid. [ R.]

Gusto noun [ Italian or Spanish , from Latin gustus ; akin to English choose . Confer 2d GUST , GOUR .] Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy. Dryden.

Gustoso adjective & adverb [ Italian ] (Mus.) Tasteful; in a tasteful, agreeable manner.

Gusty adjective Subject to, or characterized by, gusts or squalls; windy; stormy; tempestuous.

Upon a raw and gusty day.
Shak.

Gut noun [ Middle English gut , got , Anglo-Saxon gut , probably orig., a channel, and akin to geótan to pour. See FOUND to cast.]


1. A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.

2. An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; ( plural ) bowels; entrails.

3. One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut .

4. The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line.

Blind gut . See CÆcum , noun (b) .

Gut transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Gutted ; present participle & verbal noun Gutting .]
1. To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.

2. To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the house.

Tom Brown, of facetious memory, having gutted a proper
name of its vowels, used it as freely as he pleased.
Addison.

Gutta noun ; plural GuttÆ . [ Latin ]
1. A drop.

2. (Architecture) One of a series of ornaments, in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the lower part of the triglyphs, and also to the lower faces of the mutules, in the Doric order; -- called also campana , and drop .

Gutta serena [ Latin , lit. serene or clear drop] (Medicine) , amaurosis. -- Guttæ band > (Architecture) , the listel or band from which the guttæ hang.

Gutta-percha noun [ Malay gutah gum + pertja the tree from which is it procured.] A concrete juice produced by various trees found in the Malayan archipelago, especially by the Isonandra, or Dichopsis, Gutta . It becomes soft, and unpressible at the tamperature of boiling water, and, on cooling, retains its new shape. It dissolves in oils and ethers, but not in water. In many of its properties it resembles caoutchouc, and it is extensively used for many economical purposes. The Mimusops globosa of Guiana also yields this material.

Guttate adjective [ Latin guttatus . Confer Gutty .] Spotted, as if discolored by drops.

Guttated adjective [ See Guttate .] Besprinkled with drops, or droplike spots. Bailey.

Guttatrap noun The inspissated juice of a tree of the genus Artocarpus ( A. incisa , or breadfruit tree), sometimes used in making birdlime, on account of its glutinous quality.

Gutter noun [ Middle English gotere , Old French goutiere , French gouttière , from Old French gote , goute , drop, French goutte , from Latin gutta .]


1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.

2. A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water.

Gutters running with ale.
Macaulay.

3. Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.

Gutter member (Architecture) , an architectural member made by treating the outside face of the gutter in a decorative fashion, or by crowning it with ornaments, regularly spaced, like a diminutive battlement. -- Gutter plane , a carpenter's plane with a rounded bottom for planing out gutters. -- Gutter snipe , a neglected boy running at large; a street Arab. [ Slang] -- Gutter stick (Printing) , one of the pieces of furniture which separate pages in a form.

Gutter transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Guttered ; present participle & verbal noun Guttering .]
1. To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel. Shak.

2. To supply with a gutter or gutters. [ R.] Dryden.

Gutter intransitive verb To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.

Guttersnipe noun (Slang) (a) A small poster, suitable for a curbstone. (b) A curbstone broker. [ U. S.]

Guttifer noun [ New Latin , from Latin gutta drop+ ferre to bear.] (Botany) A plant that exudes gum or resin.

Guttiferous adjective (Botany) (a) Yielding gum or resinous substances. (b) Pertaining to a natural order of trees and shrubs ( Guttiferæ ) noted for their abounding in a resinous sap.

Guttiform adjective [ Latin gutta a drop + -form .] Drop-shaped, as a spot of color.

Guttle transitive verb & i. [ From GUT , noun ] To put into the gut; to swallow greedily; to gorge; to gormandize. [ Obsolete] L'Estrange. Dryden.

Guttler noun A greedy eater; a glutton. [ Obsolete]

Guttulous adjective [ Latin guttula a little drop, dim. of gutta drop.] In droplike form. [ Obsolete]

In its [ hail's] guttulous descent from the air.
Sir T. Browne.

Guttural adjective [ Latin guttur throat: confer French gutural .] Of or pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat; relating to, or characteristic of, a sound formed in the throat.

Children are occasionally born with guttural swellings.
W. Guthrie.

In such a sweet, guttural accent.
Landor.

Guttural noun A sound formed in the throat; esp., a sound formed by the aid of the back of the tongue, much retracted, and the soft palate; also, a letter representing such a sound.

Gutturalism noun The quality of being guttural; as, the gutturalism of A [ in the 16th cent.] Earle.

Gutturality noun The quality of being guttural. [ R.] "The old gutturality of k." Earle.

Gutturalize transitive verb To speak gutturally; to give a guttural sound to.

Gutturally adverb In a guttural manner.

Gutturalness noun The quality of being guttural.

Gutturine adjective [ Latin guttur throat.] Pertaining to the throat. [ Obsolete] "Gutturine tumor." Ray.

Gutturize transitive verb [ Latin guttur throat.] To make in the throat; to gutturalize. [ R.]

For which the Germans gutturize a sound.
Coleridge.

Gutturo- A combining form denoting relation to the throat; as, gutturo -nasal, having both a guttural and a nasal character; gutturo -palatal.

Gutty adjective [ Latin gutta drop: confer French goutté . Confer Guttated .] (Her.) Charged or sprinkled with drops.

Gutwort noun (Botany) A plant, Globularia Alypum , a violent purgative, found in Africa.

Guy noun [ Spanish guia guide, a guy or small rope used on board of ships to keep weighty things in their places; of Teutonic origin, and the same word as English guide . See Guide , and confer Gye .] A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened.

Guy transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Guyed ; present participle & verbal noun Guying .] To steady or guide with a guy.

Guy noun
1. A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot.

The lady . . . who dresses like a guy .
W. S. Gilbert.

2. A person of queer looks or dress. Dickens.

Guy transitive verb To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule. [ Local & Collog U.S.]

Guyle transitive verb To guile. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Guze (gūz) noun [ Confer Gules .] (Her.) A roundlet of tincture sanguine , which is blazoned without mention of the tincture.

Guzzle (gŭ"z'l) intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Guzzled (-z'ld); present participle & verbal noun Guzzling (-zlĭng).] [ OP. gosillier , probably orig., to pass through the throat; akin to French gosier throat; confer Italian gozzo a bird's crop.] To swallow liquor greedily; to drink much or frequently.

Those that came to guzzle in his wine cellar.
Milton.

Well-seasoned bowls the gossip's spirits raise,
Who, while she guzzles , chats the doctor's praise.
Roscommon.

To fat the guzzling hogs with floods of whey.
Gay.

Guzzle transitive verb To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer. Dryden.

Guzzle noun An insatiable thing or person.

That sink of filth, that guzzle most impure.
Marston.

Guzzler (-zlẽr) noun An immoderate drinker.

Gwiniad (gwĭn"ĭ*ăd) noun [ W. gwyniad a whiting, the name of various fishes, from gwyn white.] (Zoology) A fish ( Coregonus ferus ) of North Wales and Northern Europe, allied to the lake whitefish; -- called also powan , and schelly . [ Written also gwyniad , guiniad , gurniad .]

Gyall (gī"al) noun (Zoology) See Gayal .

Gyb (jĭb), Gybe (jīb) noun (Nautical) See Jib . [ Obsolete]