geese geese  /ˈɡis/

Definition(s):

  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. (n) flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)
  4. (v) pinch in the buttocks
  5. (v) prod into action
  6. (v) give a spurt of fuel to

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Chasing wild geese is so unrewarding it has become a proverb.
  2. With populations of Canada geese soaring, cities are taking drastic steps to deal with these unruly flocks.
  3. Crouching in a verdant pasture in the early summer sun, Eduardo Sousa plucks a few blades of grass and extends them toward a flock of geese.

News

  1. Canada geese goslings

    Q: I recently saw a couple of Canada geese with their goslings and wondered if they have more than one clutch a year? A: Not usually. Once geese have successfully raised an entire brood, their reproductive system shuts down. If however the goose's first clutch of eggs is unsuccessful or destroyed early during the incubation or nesting period, the birds may nest a second time. -Lori Naumann, DNR ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Brainerd Dispatch

  2. Noon: Geese the topic on Phil Reisman's radio show

    Canada Geese, the irrepressible scourge, will be the subject of Phil Reisman's 'High Noon' radio show Thursday when talks about the problem with Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  3. LIVE now: Geese the topic on Phil Reisman's radio show

    Canada Geese, the irrepressible scourge, will be the subject of Phil Reisman's 'High Noon' radio show Thursday when talks about the problem with Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Journal News

Quotes

  1. Charlotte, 22, who is expecting her second baby in November with rugby star boyfriend Gavin Henson, said: "I love gardening. Gavin and I grow a lot of our own vegetables and we have some hens for fresh eggs. We've got dogs and geese as well,"...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Gavin Henson Source: Evening Post

  2. The water landing of Flight 1549 "served as a catalyst to strengthen our efforts in removing geese from, and discouraging them from nesting on, city property near our runways," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said in a statement.
    on Jun 11, 2009 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: New York Times

  3. "If I can get a couple of cows in Russia, bees to people in Kentucky, or a couple of flocks of geese to folks in China, that actually matters and I feel really good about it," Brown said from his Atlanta office at Be Square Productions, the...
    on Dec 19, 2006 By: Alton Brown Source: BusinessWeek

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