Complete Definition of "goose"

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English

Etymology
OE. gos#Old English|gÅs.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'guËs/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËs|-uËs

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun|geese

  1. A grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae, bigger than a duck.

Translations
trans-top|a grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae
Aleut: la-yik
Albanian: patë f
Basque: antzara, ahate
Belarusian: гÑÑÑ
Bosnian: guska f, gusan m
Breton: gwaz f
Bulgarian: гÑÑка (g"ska)
Catalan: oca
Chinese: é¹ (é)
Croatian: guska
Cornish: goedh f
Czech: husa f
Danish: gås c
Dutch: gans f
Erzya: маÑей (macej), гала (gala), дига (diga)
Finnish: hanhi
Esperanto: ansero
Estonian: hani
Faroese: gás f
Finnish: hanhi
French: oie f
Frisian: goes
Friulian: ocje
Gallegan: ganso
German: Gans f
Greek: Ïήνα (khina) f, εÏαÏÏÏÏηνα (etakhTOkhina)
Hebrew: ×××× (aváz) m
Hungarian: t|hu|lúd, t|hu|liba
Icelandic: gæs (aligæs) f
Indonesian: angsa
Interlingua: ansere, oca
Irish: gé ghlas
Italian: oca f
Japanese: ã¬ãã§ã¦, éµé³¥ (gachÅ)
Korean: 기ë¬ê¸° (gireogi, é) (for wildlife), ê±°ì (geowi, éµ) (for poultry)
Kurdish: qaz, KUchar|Ùاز
Ladin: aucia
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Latin: anser m, avica f (late Latin)
:* Scientific Latinized genera: Anser, Branta, Chen, Cereopsis
Latvian: zoss
Lithuanian: žÄsis
Low Saxon: Goos f
Macedonian: гÑÑка (guska) f
Maltese: wiżża f
Mongolian: галÑÑ (galuu)
Neapolitan: pàpara
Norwegian: gås
Occitan: auca
Old English: gos#Old English|gÅs
Persian: FAchar|غاز (ghâz)
Polish: gÄÅ
Portuguese: ganso m, gansa f
Romani: gansako m papin f
Romanian: gâscÄ f, gânsac m
Romansh: auca
Russian: гÑÑÑ (gusâ) m
Sami: Äuonjá
Sardinian: coca, oca
Scottish Gaelic: gèadh
Serbian: гÑÑка
Slovak: hus f
Slovene: gos f, gosak m
Spanish: ganso m (usually wild), oca f (farm goose), ánsar m (rather a formal/zoological word)
Swedish: gås c
Tagalog: gansa
Telugu: బాతౠ(baathu)
Tamil: வாதà¯à®¤à¯ (vÄttu)
Turkish: kaz
Ukrainian: гÑÑка f
Upper Sorbian: huso (hus), husyca
Volapük: gan
Welsh: gwÿdd
Zulu: i(li)hansi
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Usage notes
A male goose is called a gander. A young goose is a gosling.
A group of geese is called a gaggle when they are on the ground or in the water, and a skein or a wedge when they are in flight.

See also
duck
goose pimple
one's goose is cooked
swan
waterfowl

Verb
en-verb|goos|ing

  1. To pinch someone's buttock.
  2. slang To sharply and unexpectedly poke someone's crotch from behind, like a goose biting.
  3. slang To gently accelerate an automobile or machine, or give repeated small taps on the accelerator.
  4. (U.K. 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.

Translations

Italian: inculare

Category:Birds
Category:English nouns with irregular plurals

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