[gos-uh-mer] /ˈgɒs ə mər/
a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn.
a thread or a web of this substance.
an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used especially for veils.
any thin, light fabric.
something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate.
a thin, waterproof outer garment, especially for women.
[gos-uh-muh-ree] /ˈgɒs ə mə ri/ (Show IPA), gossamered. of or like gossamer; thin and light.
a gauze or silk fabric of the very finest texture
a filmy cobweb often seen on foliage or floating in the air
anything resembling gossamer in fineness or filminess
(modifier) made of or resembling gossamer: gossamer wings
c.1300, “spider threads spun in fields of stubble in late fall,” apparently from gos “goose” + sumer “summer” (cf. Swedish sommertrad “summer thread”). The reference might be to a fancied resemblance of the silk to goose down, or because geese are in season then. The German equivalent mädchensommer (literally “girls’ summer”) also has a sense of “Indian summer,” and the English word originally may have referred to a warm spell in autumn before being transferred to a phenomenon especially noticable then. Cf. obsolete Scottish go-summer “period of summer-like weather in late autumn.” Meaning “anything light or flimsy” is from c.1400. The adjective sense “filmy” is attested from 1802.
[gos-uh-mer] /ˈgɒs ə mər/ noun 1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn. 2. a thread or a web of this substance. 3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used especially for veils. 4. any thin, light fabric. 5. something extremely light, […]
[gos-uh n, goz-] /ˈgɒs ən, ˈgɒz-/ noun 1. a rust-colored deposit of mineral matter at the outcrop of a vein or orebody containing iron-bearing materials.
[gaws, gos] /gɔs, gɒs/ noun 1. Sir Edmund William, 1849–1928, English poet, biographer, and critic. /ɡɒs/ noun 1. Sir Edmund William. 1849–1928, English critic and poet, noted particularly for his autobiographical work Father and Son (1907)
[gos-uh p] /ˈgɒs əp/ noun 1. idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others: the endless gossip about Hollywood stars. 2. light, familiar talk or writing. 3. Also, gossiper, gossipper. a person given to tattling or idle talk. 4. Chiefly British Dialect. a godparent. 5. Archaic. a friend, especially a […]