Definitions of goose

  1. a man who is a stupid fool
  2. web- footed long- necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  3. flesh of a goose ( domestic or wild)
  4. Any large web- footen bird of the subfamily Anserinae, and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres.
  5. Any large bird of other related families, resembling the common goose.
  6. A tailor's smoothing iron, so called from its handle, which resembles the neck of a goose.
  7. A silly creature; a simpleton.
  8. A game played with counters on a board divided into compartments, in some of which a goose was depicted.
  9. 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:- pl. GEESE.
  10. A web- footed fowl; a tailor's smoothing- iron.
  11. A web- footed bird, larger than a duck and smaller than a swan.
  12. A silly creature; ninny.
  13. A well- known web- footed bird, larger than a duck; a tailor's smoothing iron; a stupid, silly creature A green goose, one under four months old.
  14. A well- known web- footed bird; a silly person; a tailor's smoothing- iron.

Usage examples for goose

  1. " The one we hunted all over the States for after Dick took him on that wild goose chase from which he never came back. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. I belong to that branch, but as to being a goose, allow me to say I never was one and never shall be, not really and truly. – Lord Dolphin by Harriet A. Cheever
  3. The goose girl was about to begin her letter when she remembered that she had brought no pen. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  4. Auntie, you are an old goose! – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  5. Why, she hadn't been listening, cried Irais, and your simple star had been making a fine goose of himself the whole evening. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  6. " Oh, Elizabeth, what a goose you are! – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  7. But what a fine goose you have got; where did you buy it? – Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by Various
  8. What harm could that do the old goose? – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  9. " Don't be a goose, Bill," and Daisy looked at him kindly. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  10. He had come to see for himself why the goose had never made its appearance. – The Red Fairy Book by Various
  11. You think I'm a silly goose, don't you? – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  12. I had a feeling next to hatred for one who could talk of goose. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  13. Gave me the goose- flesh back until I got used to it; but Mr. Gordon seemed to take it all as part of the game. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  14. Probably a wild goose chase anyway. – Attrition by Jim Wannamaker
  15. Then it may have been worth while- - if war be ever worth the while- which grown men of sense are beginning to doubt- to waste two years of a soldier's training, teaching him the goose- step. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  16. It isn't a question of saying 'bo' to a goose. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  17. Come along, you little goose. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  18. You've no right to give yourself away to that romantic old goose. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  19. Then I was laughing at myself for being such a goose. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. When Florent returned home too late to cook a scrap of meat, he was in the habit of laying out a dozen sous or so on a small portion of turkey or goose at this shop. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola