Definition of Goose

1. Noun. Web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks.

2. Verb. Pinch in the buttocks. "He goosed the unsuspecting girl"
Generic synonyms: Nip, Pinch, Squeeze, Tweet, Twinge, Twitch

3. Noun. A man who is a stupid incompetent fool.
Exact synonyms: Bozo, Cuckoo, Fathead, Goof, Goofball, Jackass, Twat, Zany
Generic synonyms: Fool, Muggins, Sap, Saphead, Tomfool
Derivative terms: Goof, Goofy, Goosey, Goosy, Zany, Zany

4. Verb. Prod into action.
Generic synonyms: Egg On, Incite, Prod

5. Noun. Flesh of a goose (domestic or wild).
Generic synonyms: Poultry

6. Verb. Give a spurt of fuel to. "Goose the car"
Generic synonyms: Pump

Definition of Goose

1. n. Any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserinæ, and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres.

Definition of Goose

1. Noun. Any of various grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae, bigger than a duck ¹

2. Noun. The flesh of the goose used as food. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A stupid person ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) A tailor's iron, heated in live coals or embers, used to press fabrics. ¹

5. Verb. (slang) To sharply poke or pinch someone's buttocks. Derived from a goose's inclination to bite at a retreating intruder's hindquarters. ¹

6. Verb. (slang) To gently accelerate an automobile or machine, or give repeated small taps on the accelerator. ¹

7. Verb. (UK slang) Of private-hire taxi drivers, to pick up a passenger who has not pre-booked a cab. This is unauthorised under UK licensing conditions. ¹

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Definition of Goose

1. a swimming bird [n GEESE] / to poke between the buttocks [v GOOSED, GOOSING, GOOSES]

Medical Definition of Goose

1. Origin: OE. Gos, AS. Gs, pl. Gs; akin to D. & G. Gans, Icel. Gas, Dan. Gaas, Sw. Gs, Russ. Guse. OIr. Geiss, L. Anser, for hanser, Gr, Skr. Hamsa. Cf. Gander, Gannet, Ganza, Gosling. 1. Any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserinae, and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres. The common domestic goose is believed to have been derived from the European graylag goose (Anser anser). The bean goose (A. Segetum), the American wild or Canada goose (Branta Canadensis), and the bernicle goose (Branta leucopsis) are well known species. The American white or snow geese and the blue goose belong to the genus Chen. See Bernicle, Emperor goose, under Emperor, Snow goose, Wild goose, Brant. 2. Any large bird of other related families, resembling the common goose. The Egyptian or fox goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) and the African spur-winged geese (Plectropterus) belong to the family Plectropteridae. The Australian semipalmated goose (Anseranas semipalmata) and Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis Novae-Hollandiae) are very different from northern geese, and each is made the type of a distinct family. Both are domesticated in Australia. 3. A tailor's smoothing iron, so called from its handle, which resembles the neck of a goose. 4. A silly creature; a simpleton. 5. A game played with counters on a board divided into compartments, in some of which a goose was depicted. "The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose." (Goldsmith) A wild goose chase, an attempt to accomplish something impossible or unlikely of attainment. Fen goose. See Fen. Goose barnacle, any pedunculated barnacle of the genus Anatifa or Lepas; called also duck barnacle. See Barnacle, and Cirripedia. Goose cap, a silly person. Goose corn See Gannet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Goose

goora nut
goose (current term)
goose barnacle
goose bump
goose bumps
goose down
goose egg
goose eggs

Literary usage of Goose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The works of Alfred, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson (1884)
"He held a goose upon his arm, He utter'd rhyme and reason, ' Here, take the goose, and keep you warm, It is a stormy season.' She caught the white goose by ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The gray-lag goose is the original of the domestic races of geese. ... The best-known wild geese in America are the Canada goose (Brania canadensis), ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"Mother goose in White. Nursery Rhymes and Melodies of Mother goose. With fifty full-page illustrations (white figures on a black ground), ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"goose-INTENTOS. A word used in Lie,, shire, where the husbandmen claim it ua da to have a ... goose-TURD-GREEN. A colour in app alluded to in Harrison, p. ..."

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