Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of an ancient Germanic people of southern Sweden conquered by the Swedes in the sixth century A.D.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of a North Germanic tribe formerly occupying modern Götaland in Sweden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hole through which metal runs into a mold in castings.
  • n. In type-founding, the little spout or gutter made in the “brim of a casting-ladle.
  • n. An obsolete spelling of jet.
  • n. See get, 2.

Etymologies

Old English Gēat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English Gēat, from Proto-Germanic *gautaz (“Geat”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beowulf the Geat (Ray Winstone), whose greatest skill is masculine posturing, soon arrives to slay the monster.

    Movie Review: Beowulf

  • It's not, as I say, * too* risible; it's just that you kinda keep expecting Beowulf to drag some hapless Geat out of a drunken stupor and shout, GET YER TROUSERS ON, SONNY BOY!

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Geat article, Georgianne! by Sandy Jewell on Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 2: 54: 26 PM

    Elie Wiesel: Please Help Us Write about Gaza and Israel

  • Geat comment by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 6: 08: 43 PM xxx by Tony Forest on Monday, Apr 14, 2008 at 3: 37: 04 PM

    Patrolling for Trolls

  • Geat movie. i wish i had figured out that it was a tearjerker. i hate those kind of movies. very profound, it made u tear up.

    Will Smith's Seven Pounds Gets a Trailer, Too « FirstShowing.net

  • Geat Neil, and when your kid dies of cystic fibrosis at 8 years old when he could have been saved by stem cell therapy (we would have a 6 year head start with government support by now) I hope you take great solice in your words – as you bury your son.

    Think Progress » Bush Bars Media From Stem Cell Veto

  • GayandRight: Geat ready for some more insults to muslims...

    Geat ready for some more insults to muslims...

  • Purists will probably scoff at the loose, earthier take on the Geat hero.

    Say My Name

  • We have heard of the misery that Maethhild felt who was wife to Geat, how it grew yet deeper

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Thou hast brought it about that both our peoples, sons of the Geat and Spear-Dane folk, shall have mutual peace, and from murderous strife, such as once they waged, from war refrain.

    Beowulf

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