from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the western Goths that invaded the Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D. and settled in France and Spain, establishing a monarchy that lasted until the early eighth century.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of an ancient East Germanic tribe, one branch of the Goths (the Ostrogoths being the other), which participated in several wars with Rome and established a kingdom with Toulouse for its capital.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the West Goths. See the Note under goth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An individual of the more westerly of the two great historical divisions of the Goths. See Goth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France
Late Latin Visigothī, the Visigoths; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An invention of Cassiodorus, under the misapprehension that it meant "west Goths". (Wiktionary)