A goose is a large bird with webbed feet. Geese hang out around ponds and lakes, fly in a V formation, and make a distinct honking noise.

Geese are classified as waterfowl, birds that live at least part of the time in a body of water. If someone calls you a goose, it's mildly insulting: they're saying you're silly. Many other common phrases use goose, including "a wild goose chase," which means a hopeless pursuit or waste of time, and "your goose is cooked," which translates to "you are in big trouble!"

Definitions of goose
  1. noun
    web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
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    young goose
    mature male goose
    Anser cygnoides, Chinese goose
    very large wild goose of northeast Asia; interbreeds freely with the greylag
    Anser anser, graylag, graylag goose, greylag, greylag goose
    common grey wild goose of Europe; ancestor of many domestic breeds
    Chen caerulescens, blue goose
    North American wild goose having dark plumage in summer but white in winter
    brant, brant goose, brent, brent goose
    small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward
    Branta canadensis, Canada goose, Canadian goose, honker
    common greyish-brown wild goose of North America with a loud, trumpeting call
    Branta leucopsis, barnacle, barnacle goose
    European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
    snow goose
    blue goose in the white color phase
    Branta bernicla, common brant goose
    the best known variety of brant goose
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    anseriform bird
    chiefly web-footed swimming birds
  2. noun
    flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)
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    flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
  3. noun
    a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    synonyms: bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, zany
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    fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool
    a person who lacks good judgment
  4. verb
    pinch in the buttocks
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    nip, pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch
    squeeze tightly between the fingers
  5. verb
    give a spurt of fuel to
    goose the car”
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    operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
  6. verb
    prod into action
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    egg on, incite, prod
    urge on; cause to act
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