What does GOOSE mean?

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Goose

    gōōs, n. (pl. Geese) a web-footed animal like a duck, but larger and stronger: a tailor's smoothing-iron, from the likeness of the handle to the neck of a goose: a stupid, silly person: a game of chance once common in England, in which the players moved counters forward from one compartment on a board to another, the right to a double move being secured when the card bearing the picture of a goose was reached.—v.t. (slang) to hiss off the stage.—ns. Goose′-cap, a silly person; Goose′-corn, a coarse rush; Goose′-egg, a zero, denoting a miss or failure to score at an athletic or other contest; Goose′-fish, a common name in America for the angler-fish (see Angler); Goose′-flesh, a puckered condition of the skin, like that of a plucked goose, through cold, fear, &c.; Goose′-foot, pigweed; Goose′-grass, a species of Bedstraw (q.v.), a common weed in hedges and bushy places in Britain, Europe, and America; Goose′-neck, an iron swivel forming the fastening between a boom and a mast: a bent pipe or tube with a swivel-joint; Goose′-quill, one of the quills or large wing-feathers of a goose, used as pens; Goos′ery, a place for keeping geese: stupidity; Goose′-skin, a kind of thin soft leather; Goose′-step (mil.), the marking of time by raising the feet alternately without making progress; Goose′-wing, one of the clews or lower corners of a ship's mainsail or foresail when the middle part is furled or tied up to the yard.—adj. Goose′-winged, having only one clew set: in fore-and-aft rigged vessels, having the mainsail on one side and the foresail on the other, so as to sail wing-and-wing.—n. Goos′ey, a goose: a blockhead. [A.S. gós; Ice. gás, Ger. gans, L. anser, Gr. chēn, Sans. hamsa.]

Editors Contribution

  1. goose

    A type of aquatic bird.

    Goose are found in many countries around the world, they are a beautiful bird.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOOSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOOSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Why do you lead me a wild-goose chase

  2. John Glisson:

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

  3. Chinese Proverb:

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

  4. Aesop:

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

  5. Paul Tsongas:

    The great political tugs of the past 35 years have concerned the distribution of the golden eggs. In the 1980's and 1990's we must focus on the health of the goose.

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Translations for GOOSE

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  • аҟызAbkhaz
  • gansAfrikaans
  • ዝይAmharic
  • إوزة, وزةArabic
  • qazAzerbaijani
  • ҡаҙBashkir
  • гусь, гуса́кBelarusian
  • гъ́ска, гъсо́кBulgarian
  • হাঁসBengali
  • ངང་པTibetan Standard
  • gwazBreton
  • ocaCatalan, Valencian
  • гӏазChechen
  • husaCzech
  • хурChuvash
  • gŵyddWelsh
  • gåsDanish
  • GansGerman
  • χήναGreek
  • anseroEsperanto
  • ganso, oca, ánsarSpanish
  • haniEstonian
  • antzaraBasque
  • غازPersian
  • hanhiFinnish
  • gásFaroese
  • oieFrench
  • goesWestern Frisian
  • Irish
  • gèadhScottish Gaelic
  • אווזHebrew
  • हंसHindi
  • liba, lúdHungarian
  • սագArmenian
  • oca, ansereInterlingua
  • angsaIndonesian
  • gansoIdo
  • gæs, aligæsIcelandic
  • ocaItalian
  • 鵝鳥, ガチョウ, 雁Japanese
  • ბატიGeorgian
  • қазKazakh
  • nerleqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ក្ងានKhmer
  • 거위, 기러기Korean
  • qazKurdish
  • goedhCornish
  • казKyrgyz
  • avica, anserLatin
  • ຫ່ານLao
  • žąsisLithuanian
  • zossLatvian
  • гускаMacedonian
  • галууMongolian
  • angsa, rangsa, soangMalay
  • wiżżaMaltese
  • ငန်းBurmese
  • gåsNorwegian
  • gansDutch
  • gåsNorwegian Nynorsk
  • chį́į́shłigaiíNavajo, Navaho
  • aucaOccitan
  • хъазOssetian, Ossetic
  • gęśPolish
  • بتهPashto, Pushto
  • gansoPortuguese
  • auca, ochaRomansh
  • gânsac, gâscăRomanian
  • гусь, гусы́ня, гуса́кRussian
  • हंसSanskrit
  • oca, cocaSardinian
  • gusan, гуска, guska, гусанSerbo-Croatian
  • husSlovak
  • gosak, gosSlovene
  • patëAlbanian
  • soangSundanese
  • gåsSwedish
  • bata bukiniSwahili
  • வாத்துTamil
  • బాతుTelugu
  • ғоз, қозTajik
  • ห่านThai
  • gazTurkmen
  • gansaTagalog
  • kazTurkish
  • казTatar
  • غازUyghur, Uighur
  • гу́ска, гуса́кUkrainian
  • ہنسUrdu
  • gʻozUzbek
  • ngỗng, 鵝Vietnamese
  • ganVolapük
  • גאַנדזYiddish
  • i(li)hansiZulu

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