Definitions of gout

  1. a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A drop; a clot or coagulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A disease, marked by painful swelling and inflammation of the joints, especially of the great toe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A disease of the smaller joints, and esp. of the great toe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A disease affecting the joints. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A disease manifested by painful inflammation of a joint, as of the great toe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A constitutional disease giving rise to a peculiar inflammation in the smaller joints, and having its regular seat in the largest joint of the great toe, so called as supposed to be caused by a humour deposited in drops; a clot; a drop. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A well-known painful disease of the joints or extremities, confined almost wholly to the higher classes and high livers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for gout

  1. No, nothing is broken; it is that confounded gout – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. So long as he had been strong and well, he had gone from one place to another, pretending to amuse himself, though he had not really enjoyed it; and when his health began to fail, he felt tired of everything and shut himself up at Dorincourt, with his gout and his newspapers and his books. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett