verb (used with object), gaged, gag·ing.
Origin of gage1
noun, verb (used with object), gaged, gag·ing. (chiefly in technical use)
Origin of gage3
verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
Synonyms for gauge
Related Words for gageguarantee, mitt, warranty, collateral, certificate, agreement, contract, deposit, security, insurance, assurance, pledge, gambit, forfeit, guaranty, earnest, token, bond, warrant, pawn
Examples from the Web for gage
Contemporary Examples of gage
That means six years, at least, of 30-hour gym days and, at Gage, $600-a-month training costs.
But Grimes estimates that there are roughly 20 girls at Gage training at elite levels, and writing those accompanying checks.
At the time, the LAPD appealed for help after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the area of Hoover and Gage avenues.Hunt for L.A.’s ‘Teardrop Rapist’ May Hinge on Familial DNA Testing
June 30, 2012
That same year, the LAPD appealed for help after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the area of Hoover and Gage Avenues.LAPD Launches Manhunt for Prolific Serial ‘Teardrop Rapist’
April 25, 2012
Gage had become prone to fits of rage and inappropriate behavior.Gabrielle Giffords Condition: Can Her Brain Heal?
January 10, 2011
Historical Examples of gage
The gage had been thrown down to Andrew, and he dared not pick it up.Way of the Lawless
I flung my gauntlet of buffalo-hide at his feet in gage of battle.The Shame of Motley
Even Samuel Adams, so reasoned the advisers of Gage, might be bought.
Gage knew too well that others of the companies were thoroughly disaffected.
To be sure, Gage was a trifle disingenuous in reviewing the past.
Word Origin for gage
Word Origin for gage
Word Origin for gauge
"pledge," c.1300, from Old French gage "pledge (of battle), security, guarantee" (11c.), from Frankish *wadja-, from Proto-Germanic *wadi- (see wed). Italian gaggio, Spanish and Portuguese gage are French loan-words. The verb is late 15c., from French gager. Related: Gaged, gaging.
see gauge. "The spelling variants gauge and gage have existed since the first recorded uses in Middle English, though in American English gage is found exclusively in technical uses" [Barnhart]. Related: Gaged; gaging.
"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.