from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A male goose.
  • n. Informal A look or glance: "Everyone turns and takes a gander at the yokels” ( Garrison Keillor).
  • n. Informal A simpleton; a ninny.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male goose.
  • n. A fool, simpleton
  • n. A glance, look.
  • v. (intransitive) ramble, wander

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The male of any species of goose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To go leisurely; linger; walk slowly or vaguely.
  • n. The male of the goose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mature male goose


Middle English, from Old English gandra; see ghans- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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