Definitions for GOOSEgus

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

goose*gus(n.)(pl.)geese; goos•es

  1. (n.)any of numerous wild or domesticated web-footed swimming birds of the family Anatidae, esp. of the genera Anser and Branta, most of which are larger and have a longer neck and legs than the ducks.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. the female of this bird

    Category: Ornithology

    Ref: (disting. from gander 1 1 )

  3. the flesh of a goose, used as food.

  4. a silly or foolish person; simpleton.

  5. Slang. a poke between the buttocks to startle. something that energizes or rouses; a prod.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. a tailor's smoothing iron with a curved handle.

  7. (v.t.)to poke between the buttocks to startle.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. to prod or urge to action or reaction. to add strength, vigor, numbers, etc., to (often fol. by up).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Idioms for goose:

  1. cook someone's goose,Informal. to ruin someone's chances or future.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

* for 5–7 .

Origin of goose:

bef. 1000; ME gose, goos, OE gōs (pl. gēs), c. OFris, MLG gōs, MD, OHG gans, ON gās; akin to Skt haṅsa, Gk chḗn, L ānser

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. goose(noun)gus

    a wild or farm bird with a long neck

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for GOOSE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

goose(noun)

a web-footed animal like a duck, but larger

The farmer's wife keeps geese.

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