- 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 gorging
Gorging on House of Cards all at once is solitary and over all too soon.Binge Watching is Lame and Lonely
Roland S. Martin
February 19, 2014
You have taken to gnawing on dried pasta, the only thing left in your larder after days of gorging.So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm
Kelly Williams Brown
February 15, 2014
Reduce the chance of gorging on high-calorie snacks because you skipped a meal.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics
Jenna A. Bell
February 12, 2014
Rather, eating fried chicken showed them getting above their station--gorging on luxury foods.The Economic History of Stereotypes
June 3, 2013
Instead of gorging on rumors, he would rather see reporters working hard to vet Romney and his positions.How the Drudge Report, With Its Condoleezza Rice ‘Scoop,’ Again Rules the Media
July 15, 2012
They've been just gorging chickens this last year—nasty beasts!The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The moment there were a few sous in the house they went in gorging.L'Assommoir
Education was largely a process of gorging the memory with information.The Mind and Its Education
George Herbert Betts
Sunday was a day for gorging in this primitive land, while summer lasted.A Little Girl in Old Quebec
Amanda Millie Douglas
That depends, dear boy, on whether we are frugal, or go on banqueting and gorging.To Win or to Die
George Manville Fenn
- 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 gorging
"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.