goose

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!"

Primary Meanings of goose

1.
n
web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
2.
n
a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
3.
v
pinch in the buttocks
Full Definitions of goose
1

n web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks

Types:
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gosling
young goose
gander
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
Type of:
anseriform bird
chiefly web-footed swimming birds

n flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)

Type of:
poultry
flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
2

n a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

Synonyms:
bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, jackass, zany
Type of:
fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool
a person who lacks good judgment
3

v pinch in the buttocks

“he goosed the unsuspecting girl”
Type of:
nip, pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch
squeeze tightly between the fingers

v give a spurt of fuel to

goose the car”
Type of:
pump
operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal

v prod into action

Type of:
egg on, incite, prod
urge on; cause to act

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