- (of a beast) represented wearing something about the neck in the manner of a collar: a lion gules gorged with a collar or.
Origin of gorged
- a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.
- a small canyon.
- a gluttonous meal.
- something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
- an obstructing mass: an ice gorge.
- the seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
- Fortification. the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork.
- Also called gorge hook. a primitive type of fishhook consisting of a piece of stone or bone with sharpened ends and a hole or groove in the center for fastening a line.
- the throat; gullet.
- to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively): He gorged himself. They were gorged.
- to swallow, especially greedily.
- to choke up (usually used passively).
- to eat greedily.
- make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.
Origin of gorge1
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Examples from the Web for gorged
They gorged themselves in their mess halls, tossing away mountains of food as starving locals looked on.The Not-Always-Greatest Generation
July 12, 2013
More often than not, this female ninja comes to us via a writer who has gorged on graphic novels for most of his life.Why Crime Novelists Don't Get Women
April 12, 2010
The smell of food will draw a hungry creature and disgust a gorged one.The Biography of a Grizzly
Like an animal he likes to sleep after he has gorged himself.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
The Indians, as was their custom, gorged themselves on the meat, eating it half raw.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
The portion of the lungs that is not hepatized is red, and gorged with blood.Cattle and Their Diseases
The Daily Intelligencer was gorged with letters from its readers on the subject of the grass.Greener Than You Think
- a deep ravine, esp one through which a river runs
- the contents of the stomach
- feelings of disgust or resentment (esp in the phrase one's gorge rises)
- an obstructing massan ice gorge
- a narrow rear entrance to a work
- the narrow part of a bastion or outwork
- archaic the throat or gullet
- (intr) falconry (of hawks) to eat until the crop is completely full
- to swallow (food) ravenously
- (tr) to stuff (oneself) with food
Word Origin and History for gorged
"eat greedily," c.1300, from Old French gorger, from gorge (see gorge (n.)). Related: Gorged; gorging.
mid-14c., "throat," from Old French gorge "throat, bosom," from Late Latin gurges "gullet, throat, jaws," of uncertain origin, probably related to Latin gurgulio "gullet, windpipe," from PIE *gwere- "to swallow." Transferred sense of "deep, narrow valley" was in Old French.
- A deep, narrow valley with steep rocky sides, often with a stream flowing through it. Gorges are smaller and narrower than canyons and are often a part of a canyon.