Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The raucous, resonant sound characteristic of a wild goose.
  • noun A sound similar to a goose's honk.
  • noun The blaring sound of the horn on a motor vehicle.
  • intransitive verb To emit a honk.
  • intransitive verb To cause (a horn) to produce a honk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To emit the cry of the wild goose.
  • noun The cry of the wild goose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun To make a sound like the honk of a goose.
  • noun To sound the horn on an automobile or other motor vehicle.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The cry of a wild goose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, intransitive To use a car horn.
  • verb intransitive To make a sound like a car horn.
  • verb intransitive To make the sound of a goose.
  • verb informal To vomit: regurgitate the contents of one's stomach.
  • noun The sound produced by a typical car horn.
  • noun The cry of a goose.
  • interjection Imitation of car horn, used, for example, to clear a path for oneself.

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

  • verb use the horn of a car
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb cry like a goose
  • verb make a loud noise

Etymologies

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

[Imitative.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

(onomatopoeia)

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