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Definition of Goose


  1. Any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserinae, and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres.
  2. Any large bird of other related families, resembling the common goose.
  3. A tailor's smoothing iron, so called from its handle, which resembles the neck of a goose.
  4. A silly creature; a simpleton.
  5. A game played with counters on a board divided into compartments, in some of which a goose was depicted.

Goose Quotations

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
Lao Tzu

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.
Thomas Fuller

It gives me goose bumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the 'golden slam.'
Novak Djokovic

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
Charles Spurgeon

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Goose Translations

goose in Dutch is gans
goose in Finnish is hanhi
goose in French is oie
goose in German is Gans
goose in Italian is oca
goose in Latin is anser
goose in Portuguese is ganso
goose in Spanish is oca, ganso
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