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goose

 (go͞os)
n. pl. geese (gēs)
1.
a. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, and especially of the genera Anser, Branta, and Chen, characteristically having a shorter neck than that of a swan and a shorter, more pointed bill than that of a duck.
b. The female of such a bird.
c. The flesh of such a bird used as food.
2. Informal A silly person.
3. pl. goos·es A tailor's pressing iron with a long curved handle.
4. Slang A poke, prod, or pinch between or on the buttocks.
tr.v. goosed, goos·ing, goos·es Slang
1. To poke, prod, or pinch (a person) between or on the buttocks.
2. To move to action; spur: goosed the governor to sign the tax bill.
3. To give a spurt of fuel to (a car, for example); cause to accelerate quickly: "The pilot goosed his craft, powering away" (Nicholas Proffitt).

[Middle English goos, from Old English gōs; see ghans- in Indo-European roots.]

goose

(ɡuːs)
n, pl geese (ɡiːs) pl gooses
1. (Animals) any of various web-footed long-necked birds of the family Anatidae: order Anseriformes. They are typically larger and less aquatic than ducks and are gregarious and migratory. See also brent goose, barnacle goose, greylag, snow goose
2. (Animals) the female of such a bird, as opposed to the male (gander)
3. informal a silly person
4. (Knitting & Sewing) a pressing iron with a long curving handle, used esp by tailors
5. (Cookery) the flesh of the goose, used as food
6. all his geese are swans he constantly exaggerates the importance of a person or thing
7. cook someone's goose informal
a. to spoil someone's plans
b. to bring about someone's ruin, downfall, etc
8. kill the goose that lays the golden eggs to sacrifice future benefits for the sake of momentary present needs. See also golden goose
[Old English gōs; related to Old Norse gās, Old High German gans, Old Irish gēiss swan, Greek khēn, Sanskrit hainsas]

goose

(ɡuːs)
vb
(tr) to prod (a person) playfully in the behind
n, pl gooses
a playful prod in the behind
[C19: from goose1, probably from a comparison with the jabbing of a goose's bill]

goose

(gus)

n., pl. geese for 1, 2, 4, 8, 9; goos•es for 5–7; n.
1. any of numerous wild or domesticated web-footed swimming birds of the family Anatidae, esp. of the genera Anser and Branta, most of which are larger and have a longer neck and legs than the ducks.
2. the female of this bird (disting. from gander).
3. the flesh of a goose, used as food.
4. a silly or foolish person; simpleton.
5. Slang.
a. a poke between the buttocks to startle.
b. something that energizes or rouses; a prod.
6. a tailor's smoothing iron with a curved handle.
v.t.
7. to poke between the buttocks to startle.
8.
a. to prod or urge to action or reaction.
b. to add strength, vigor, numbers, etc., to (often fol. by up).
Idioms:
cook someone's goose, Informal. to ruin someone's chances or future.
Slang.
[before 1000; Middle English gose, goos, Old English gōs (pl. gēs), c. Old Frisian, Middle Low German gōs, Middle Dutch, Old High German gans, Old Norse gās; akin to Skt haṅsa, Greek chḗn, Latin ānser]

goose


Past participle: goosed
Gerund: goosing

Imperative
goose
goose
Present
I goose
you goose
he/she/it gooses
we goose
you goose
they goose
Preterite
I goosed
you goosed
he/she/it goosed
we goosed
you goosed
they goosed
Present Continuous
I am goosing
you are goosing
he/she/it is goosing
we are goosing
you are goosing
they are goosing
Present Perfect
I have goosed
you have goosed
he/she/it has goosed
we have goosed
you have goosed
they have goosed
Past Continuous
I was goosing
you were goosing
he/she/it was goosing
we were goosing
you were goosing
they were goosing
Past Perfect
I had goosed
you had goosed
he/she/it had goosed
we had goosed
you had goosed
they had goosed
Future
I will goose
you will goose
he/she/it will goose
we will goose
you will goose
they will goose
Future Perfect
I will have goosed
you will have goosed
he/she/it will have goosed
we will have goosed
you will have goosed
they will have goosed
Future Continuous
I will be goosing
you will be goosing
he/she/it will be goosing
we will be goosing
you will be goosing
they will be goosing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been goosing
you have been goosing
he/she/it has been goosing
we have been goosing
you have been goosing
they have been goosing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been goosing
you will have been goosing
he/she/it will have been goosing
we will have been goosing
you will have been goosing
they will have been goosing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been goosing
you had been goosing
he/she/it had been goosing
we had been goosing
you had been goosing
they had been goosing
Conditional
I would goose
you would goose
he/she/it would goose
we would goose
you would goose
they would goose
Past Conditional
I would have goosed
you would have goosed
he/she/it would have goosed
we would have goosed
you would have goosed
they would have goosed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
anseriform bird - chiefly web-footed swimming birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
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
blue goose, Chen caerulescens - 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
barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis, barnacle - European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
goose down - down of the goose
goose - flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)
gaggle - a flock of geese
2.goose - a man who is a stupid incompetent foolgoose - a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
3.goose - flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
Verb1.goose - pinch in the buttocks; "he goosed the unsuspecting girl"
nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, twitch, squeeze - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
2.goose - prod into action
egg on, prod, incite - urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
3.goose - give a spurt of fuel to; "goose the car"
pump - operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal; "pump the gas pedal"

goose

noun
Related words
adjectives anserine, anserous
male gander
young gosling
collective nouns gaggle, skein

goose

noun
Informal. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander.
Translations
إِوَزَّةإوَزَّه، وَزَّه
husa
gås
ansero
hani
غاز
hanhi
guska
libalúd
angsa
gæs
ガチョウ
거위
žąsisjis ir musės nenuskriausžąsies oda
zoss
hus
gos
гуска
gås
ห่าน
гуска
con ngỗng

goose

[guːs] (geese (pl))
A. N (domestic) → ganso/a m/f, oca f; (wild) → ánsar m
to cook sb's goosehacer la santísima a algn
to kill the goose that lays the golden eggsmatar la gallina de los huevos de oro
B. VT (= prod) → meter mano a
C. CPD goose bumps NPL = gooseflesh goose pimples NPL = gooseflesh

goose

[ˈguːs] [geese] [ˈgiːs] (pl) n (= bird) → oie f

goose

n pl <geese> (lit, inf)Gans f; silly little goose! (inf)dummes Gänschen! (inf); all his geese are swansbei ihm ist immer alles besser; to kill the goose that lays the golden eggsdas Huhn schlachten, das die goldenen Eier legt
vt (inf)einen Klaps auf den Hintern geben (+dat) (inf)

goose

:
goose bumps
pl, goose flesh
nGänsehaut f
gooseneck lamp
nBogenleuchte f
goose pimples
pl (Brit) → Gänsehaut f
goose step
nStechschritt m
goose-step

goose

[guːs] n (geese (pl)) → oca
the goose that lays the golden eggs → la gallina dalle uova d'oro
don't be such a goose! (fam) → non essere così stupido!

goose

(guːs) plural geese (giːs) noun
a web-footed animal like a duck, but larger. The farmer's wife keeps geese.
ˈgoose-flesh noun
, ˈgoosepimples , (American) ˈgoosebumpsnoun plural small bumps on the skin caused by cold or fear.
he etc wouldn't say boo to a goose
he etc is very timid.

goose

إِوَزَّة husa gås Gans χήνα ganso, oca hanhi oie guska oca ガチョウ 거위 gans gås gęś ganso гусь gås ห่าน kaz con ngỗng
References in classic literature ?
Your airs are funny now, but you'll grow up an affected little goose, if you don't take care.
Anyhow, I shouldn't want to eat anything that had been shut up for months with old clothes and goose pillows.
Then he took me in his arms and called me a blessed little goose, and said he would go down to the cellar, if I wished, and have it whitewashed into the bargain.
The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.
I felt hungry, for I had not eaten since the early morning, but there was not enough grass in that meadow for a goose to live on.
It was not over yet, Jurgis learned--he heard Ona crying still; and meantime Madame Haupt removed her bonnet and laid it on the mantelpiece, and got out of her bag, first an old dress and then a saucer of goose grease, which she proceeded to rub upon her hands.
She fetched crockery -- new, and plenty of it; new wooden goblets and other table furniture; and beer, fish, chicken, a goose, eggs, roast beef, roast mutton, a ham, a small roast pig, and a wealth of genuine white wheaten bread.
Huck was irritated to think he had been such a goose and betrayed such a suspicious excitement, for he had dropped the idea that the parcel brought from the tavern was the treasure, as soon as he had heard the talk at the widow's stile.
I waited behind her chair, and was pained to behold Catherine, with dry eyes and an indifferent air, commence cutting up the wing of a goose before her.
And now two smaller Cratchits, boy and girl, came tearing in, screaming that outside the baker's they had smelt the e the baker's they had smelt the goose, and known it for their own; and basking in luxurious thoughts of sage and onion, these young Cratchits danced about the table, and exalted Master Peter Cratchit to the skies, while he (not proud, although his collars nearly choked him) blew the fire, until the slow potatoes bubbling up, knocked loudly at the saucepan-lid to be let out and peeled.
When I came to my own house, for which I was forced to inquire, one of the servants opening the door, I bent down to go in, (like a goose under a gate,) for fear of striking my head.
asked a dragoon, with his saber run through a goose which he was taking to be cooked.