from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flock of geese. See Synonyms at flock1.
- n. A cluster or group: "A gaggle of photographers huddled on the sidewalk beside a swelling crowd of onlookers” ( Gioia Diliberto).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
- n. Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.
- v. To cackle (like geese).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.
- n. A flock of wild geese, especially when on the ground.
- n. A gathering of people, especially a noisy one.
- n. Any clustered group of related objects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a noise like a goose; cackle.
- n. In fowling, a flight or flock of geese; hence, a chattering company.
- n. Synonyms Covey, etc. See flock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a noise characteristic of a goose
- n. a flock of geese
Middle English gagel, from gagelen, to cackle, probably of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English gagelen ("to cackle"). (Wiktionary)