gosling
noun Etymology: Middle English, from gos goose Date: 14th century 1. a young goose 2. a foolish or callow person

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  • Gosling — might refer to:*A young goose. *Gosling (band). *Henry Gosling Prize, awarded to young European artists. *Gosling Emacs, an Emacs implementation. *Gosling s Rum, a brand of Bermuda rum.People with the surname Gosling: * Armine Nutting Gosling… …   Wikipedia

  • Gosling — ist der Name folgender Personen: Dan Gosling (* 1990), englischer Fußballspieler James Gosling (* 1955), kanadischer Informatiker Ryan Gosling (* 1980), kanadischer Schauspieler Diese Seite ist eine Be …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gosling — Gos ling, n. [AS. g[=o]s goose + ling.] [1913 Webster] 1. A young or unfledged goose. [1913 Webster] 2. A catkin on nut trees and pines. Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gosling — mid 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from O.N. gæslingr, from gos goose (see GOOSE (Cf. goose)) + dim. suffix. replaced O.E. gesling. The modern word may be a M.E. formation from M.E. gos goose …   Etymology dictionary

  • gosling — ► NOUN ▪ a young goose. ORIGIN Old Norse …   English terms dictionary

  • gosling — [gäz′liŋ] n. [ME goslynge (see GOOSE & LING1), for geslynge < ON gæslingr] 1. a young goose 2. a young and foolish or inexperienced person …   English World dictionary

  • Gosling — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Nom de famille Daniel Gosling (1990 ), footballeur britannique. James Gosling (1956 ), informaticien canadien. John Gosling (1948 ), musicien britannique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gosling — This name, with variant spellings Gossling, Goseling, Gostling, Gos(se)lin and Gosland, has two distinct possible origins, the first and most likely being a variant form of an old French personal name imported into England in the forms Goscelin,… …   Surnames reference

  • gosling — UK [ˈɡɒzlɪŋ] / US [ˈɡɑzlɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms gosling : singular gosling plural goslings a young goose …   English dictionary

  • gosling — See: GONE GOOSE also GONE GOSLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gosling — See: GONE GOOSE also GONE GOSLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

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