American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of an ancient Germanic people of southern Sweden conquered by the Swedes in the sixth century A.D.
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.
- n. history A member of a North Germanic tribe formerly occupying modern Götaland in Sweden.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Founding) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting.
- From Old English Gēat, from Proto-Germanic *gautaz (“Geat”). (Wiktionary)
- Old English Gēat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Beowulf the Geat (Ray Winstone), whose greatest skill is masculine posturing, soon arrives to slay the monster.”
“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!”
“Geat article, Georgianne! by Sandy Jewell on Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 2: 54: 26 PM”
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“GayandRight: Geat ready for some more insults to muslims...”
“Purists will probably scoff at the loose, earthier take on the Geat hero.”
“We have heard of the misery that Maethhild felt who was wife to Geat, how it grew yet deeper”
“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.”
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