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
That happened just a few moments ago in what we call the gaggle this morning with White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.
It was about 11: 05 this morning, while while we were asking questions of Mr. Fleischer -- as we always do in the morning -- what we call the gaggle -- Gordon Johndroe, who is an assistant who works for Mr. Fleischer, came in and handed him a Post-it note it, and on that note it said, We must evacuate this section of the West Wing.
If this gaggle is key to anything, it's doomed from the start!
The press corps is often referred to as a gaggle, as in a “gaggle of geese,” but that hardly conveys the strange divide between the press and the “principal.”
He spent several days haunting the meadow where his friend found the dead honker, hoping it was part of a flock or a gaggle or whatever the English word for a group of honkers was.
Suzanne Malveaux, you are in what the reporters call the gaggle, which is an off-camera briefing between the White House public relations arm and reporters every morning.
The gods must be crazy, but a gaggle from the Greek pantheon are also having a disco-fueled, quip-filled blast in "Xanadu," the camp-tastic Broadway musical that just whisked into the Paramount Theatre on roller skates for a short touring run.
In March 1990 she called a gaggle of historians to Chequers to discuss the German character, or rather the likely ambitions and governing style of a united nation.
Better than talking about what a FREAK SHOW the gaggle is gonna be? we’ll see.
The trouble for Kenowa is that it's not his battle-tested and legendary band of brothers, but the Bad News Bears version, a rag-tag gaggle of misfits from every corner of Her Majesty's Empire ... and Kenowa is second-in-command behind a prince with little skill or charisma.