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
  2. A drop; a clot or coagulation.
  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.
  4. A disease of cornstalks. See Corn fly, under Corn.
  5. Taste; relish.
  6. Hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by recurrent acute arthritis, hyperuricemia and deposition of sodium urate in and around the joints, sometimes with formation of uric acid calculi.
  7. A disease, marked by painful swelling and inflammation of the joints, especially of the great toe.
  8. Goutiness.
  9. A disease of metabolism characterized by recurrent attacks of arthritis, particularly in the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe, though any joint may be attacked, by deposits of sodium biuret in and around the affected joints, and by inflammation of fibrous structures elsewhere.
  10. Articular inflammation, uricemia, etc.
  11. A disease of the smaller joints, and esp. of the great toe.
  12. A disease affecting the joints.
  13. Gouty.
  14. A disease manifested by painful inflammation of a joint, as of the great toe.
  15. 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.
  16. A well- known painful disease of the joints or extremities, confined almost wholly to the higher classes and high livers.

Usage examples for gout

  1. No, nothing is broken; it is that confounded gout – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. At the palace, however, he was informed that the Prince was in bed with the gout – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  3. By the way, I've been attending Chantelouve, who has a pretty serious attack of gout – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  4. He had indignantly rejected the leech's proposal to use a litter in the house also, if the gout tortured him. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. On taking leave of the queen the envoys waited upon Lord Burghley, whom they found sitting in an arm- chair in his bedchamber, suffering from the gout and with a very fierce countenance. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  6. I found him in his chair suffe'in' from an attack of gout – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. And through all this the Admiral, racked with gout had to keep a cheerful face and assure his prostrate crew that they would soon be out of it. – Christopher Columbus, Volume 6 And The New World Of His Discovery, A Narrative by Filson Young
  8. The Prince of Orange, who had been long a martyr to the gout became in the autumn of 1646 hopelessly ill. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  9. If, a week before, any one had told the Earl of Dorincourt that on that particular morning he would be forgetting his gout and his bad temper in a child's game, played with black and white wooden pegs, on a gayly painted board, with a curly- headed small boy for a companion, he would without doubt have made himself very unpleasant; and yet he certainly had forgotten himself when the door opened and Thomas announced a visitor. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. People think by means of the brain, and walk on their feet, without knowing anything of the source of either this incomprehensible power of walking, or the equally incomprehensible power of thinking; besides, the gout may be in the head, instead of the feet. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  11. When you get to my time of life, you'll perhaps know what gout means. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  12. They're up in town for Lord Exmoor's gout I know. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  13. When I saw the money flowing in, I just sent for the poor old governor to join me; and we did not have a bad time of it, until the gout took him off. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  14. 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
  15. I am sure, I don't know," replied Dora; " only an old sort of servant of grandpapa's, who always has the gout – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  16. Mr. Strickland suffered from gout and was frequently confined to his chair or bed. – The Childhood of Distinguished Women by Selina A. Bower
  17. The gout his life- long companion, had of late so tortured him in the hands and feet that the mere touch of a linen sheet was painful to him. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  18. He is coming for a week or two, now that his gout is better. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  19. He's got the gout – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice