Definition of “goose” - English Dictionary

“goose” in British English

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goosenoun

uk /ɡuːs/ us /ɡuːs/ plural geese

goose noun (BIRD)

[ C or U ] a large water bird similar to a duck but larger, or the meat from this bird

Note: The female bird is called a goose and the male bird is called a gander.

gooseverb [ T ]

uk /ɡuːs/ us /ɡuːs/

(Definition of “goose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“goose” in American English

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goosenoun [ C ]

us /ɡus/ plural geese /ɡis/

a large bird that lives by water

(Definition of “goose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“goose” in Business English

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goosenoun [ C ]

uk /ɡuːs/ us
the goose that lays the golden egg(s)

the thing that makes you the most money:

The fuel and energy sector is the goose that lays the golden eggs.
kill the goose that lays the golden egg(s)

to destroy the thing that makes you the most money, or stop it from making money:

Raising entry prices to tourist attractions will kill the goose that lays the golden egg for this town. No-one will come here any more.

(Definition of “goose” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)