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Lamb vs. Goat

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Lambnoun

A young sheep.

Goatnoun

A mammal, Capra aegagrus hircus, and similar species of the genus Capra.

Lambnoun

The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food.

Goatnoun

(slang) A lecherous man.

Lambnoun

(figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.

Goatnoun

(informal) A scapegoat.

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Lambnoun

A simple, unsophisticated person.

Goatnoun

(slang) A Pontiac GTO car.

Lambnoun

One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized.

Goatnoun

(speech recognition) A person who is not easily understood by a speech recognition system; contrasted with sheep.

Lambverb

(intransitive) Of a sheep, to give birth.

Goatverb

(transitive) To allow goats to feed on.

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Lambverb

To assist (sheep) to give birth.

‘The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.’;

Goatverb

(transitive) To scapegoat.

Lambnoun

The young of the sheep.

Goatnoun

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.

Lambnoun

Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.

Goatnoun

any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns

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Lambnoun

A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.

‘The twelve apostles of the Lamb.’; ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.’;

Goatnoun

a victim of ridicule or pranks

Lambverb

To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.

Goatnoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn

Lambnoun

young sheep

Goatnoun

the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19

Lambnoun

English essayist (1775-1834)

Goatnoun

a hardy domesticated ruminant mammal that has backward-curving horns and (in the male) a beard. It is kept for its milk and meat, and noted for its lively behaviour.

Lambnoun

a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)

Goatnoun

a wild mammal related to the goat, such as the ibex.

Lambnoun

a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

Goatnoun

the zodiacal sign Capricorn or the constellation Capricornus.

Lambnoun

the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

Goatnoun

a lecherous man.

Lambverb

give birth to a lamb;

‘the ewe lambed’;

Goatnoun

a stupid person; a fool

‘just for once, stop acting the goat’;

Lambnoun

a young sheep.

Goatnoun

a scapegoat.

Lambnoun

the flesh of a lamb as food

‘we had roast lamb for supper’; ‘lamb chops’;

Goat

The domestic goat or simply goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of C. aegagrus domesticated from the wild goat of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the animal family Bovidae and the subfamily Caprinae, meaning it is closely related to the sheep.

Lambnoun

used figuratively as a symbol of meekness or innocence

‘he accepted her decision like a lamb’;

Lambnoun

used to describe or address someone regarded with affection or pity, especially a young child

‘the poor lamb is very upset’;

Lambverb

(of a ewe) give birth to lambs

‘Shetland sheep lamb very easily’;

Lambverb

tend (ewes) at lambing time

‘I lambed a flock of 30 ewes for a neighbour’;

Lambverb

encourage someone to squander their money, especially on alcohol

‘Pitt had been lambed down at the Pig and Whistle’;

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