Definitions for GOOSEgus

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word GOOSE

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goose(noun)

    web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks

  2. fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zany(noun)

    a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

  3. goose(verb)

    flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)

  4. goose(verb)

    pinch in the buttocks

    "he goosed the unsuspecting girl"

  5. goose(verb)

    prod into action

  6. goose(verb)

    give a spurt of fuel to

    "goose the car"


  1. goose(Noun)

    Any of various grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae, bigger than a duck

    There is a flock of geese on the pond.

  2. goose(Noun)

    The flesh of the goose used as food.

  3. goose(Noun)

    A stupid person

  4. goose(Noun)

    A tailor's iron, heated in live coals or embers, used to press fabrics.

  5. goose(Verb)

    To sharply poke or pinch someone's buttocks. Derived from a goose's inclination to bite at a retreating intruder's hindquarters.

  6. goose(Verb)

    To gently accelerate an automobile or machine, or give repeated small taps on the accelerator.

  7. goose(Verb)

    Of private-hire taxi drivers, to pick up a passenger who has not pre-booked a cab. This is unauthorised under UK licensing conditions.

  8. Origin: gos, from gans, from ǵʰans (compare West Frisian goes, North Frisian göis (also Fering-Öömrang dialect gus; Sölring dialect guus; Heligoland dialect gus), Dutch gans, German Gans, Danish gås, Swedish gås, Norwegian gås, Icelandic gæs, Irish gé, Latin anser, Latvian zoss, Russian гусь, Albanian gatë, Ancient Greek χήν, Avestan 0B300B01, Sanskrit हंस).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goose(noun)

    any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserinae, and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres

  2. Goose(noun)

    any large bird of other related families, resembling the common goose

  3. Goose(noun)

    a tailor's smoothing iron, so called from its handle, which resembles the neck of a goose

  4. Goose(noun)

    a silly creature; a simpleton

  5. Goose(noun)

    a game played with counters on a board divided into compartments, in some of which a goose was depicted

  6. Origin: [OE. gos, AS. gs, pl. gs; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. gs, Dan. gaas, Sw. gs, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh`n, Skr. hasa. 233. Cf. Gander, Gannet, Ganza, Gosling.]


  1. Goose

    Geese are waterfowl belonging to the tribe Anserini of the family Anatidae. This tribe comprises the genera Anser, Branta and Chen. A number of other birds, mostly related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their name. More distantly related members of the Anatidae family are swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Why do you lead me a wild-goose chase

  2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

  3. John Glisson:

    It's raining virus in the form of duck and goose poop.

  4. Chinese Proverb:

    Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely.

  5. Aesop:

    Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.

Images & Illustrations of GOOSE

Translations for GOOSE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for GOOSE »


Find a translation for the GOOSE definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these GOOSE definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"GOOSE." STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 8 Feb. 2016. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for GOOSE? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for GOOSE:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.