Definitions for gaggleˈgæg əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gag•gleˈgæg əl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to cackle.

  2. (n.)a flock of geese when not flying.

    Category: Zoology

    Ref: Compare skein (def. 4). 4

  3. a group; cluster:

    a gaggle of sightseers.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of gaggle:

1350–1400; of imit. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaggle(verb)

    a flock of geese

  2. gaggle(verb)

    make a noise characteristic of a goose

    "Cackling geese"

Wiktionary

  1. gaggle(Noun)

    A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.

  2. gaggle(Noun)

    Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.

  3. gaggle(Verb)

    To cackle (like geese).

  4. Origin: From gagelen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gaggle(verb)

    to make a noise like a goose; to cackle

  2. Gaggle(verb)

    a flock of wild geese

Freebase

  1. Gaggle

    A gaggle is a term of venery for a flock of geese that is not in flight; in flight, the group can be called a skein. In terms of geese, a gaggle is equal to at least five geese. In terms of salt, a gaggle is equal to eight fifty pound bags of salt. Usually one layer on a skid. In military slang, a gaggle is an unorganized group doing nothing. In aviation, it is a large, loosely organized tactical formation of aircraft. In certain regions of The Netherlands, a gaggle can also refer to a group of adolescent females. In the field of systems biology, The Gaggle is an open source software framework for exchanging data between independently developed software tools and databases to enable interactive exploration of data.

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