gage

1
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun

something, as a glove, thrown down by a medieval knight in token of challenge to combat.
Archaic. a challenge.
Archaic. a pledge or pawn; security.

verb (used with object), gaged, gag·ing.

Archaic. to pledge, stake, or wager.

Words nearby gage

Origin of gage

1
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Germanic; see wage

Definition for gage (2 of 5)

gage2
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun, verb (used with object), gaged, gag·ing. (chiefly in technical use)

OTHER WORDS FROM gage

gag·er, noun

Definition for gage (3 of 5)

gage3
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun

Origin of gage

3
First recorded in 1840–50; by shortening

Definition for gage (4 of 5)

Gage
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun

Thomas,1721–87, British general in America 1763–76.

Definition for gage (5 of 5)

gauge
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.

noun

Also especially in technical use, gage.

Origin of gauge

1375–1425; late Middle English < Old North French (French jauge) < Germanic

OTHER WORDS FROM gauge

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British Dictionary definitions for gage (1 of 6)

gage1
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

something deposited as security against the fulfilment of an obligation; pledge
(formerly) a glove or other object thrown down to indicate a challenge to combat

verb

(tr) archaic to stake, pledge, or wager

Word Origin for gage

C14: from Old French gage, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic wadi pledge

British Dictionary definitions for gage (2 of 6)

gage2
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

short for greengage

British Dictionary definitions for gage (3 of 6)

gage3
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

US old-fashioned, slang marijuana

Word Origin for gage

C20: of uncertain origin; compare ganja

British Dictionary definitions for gage (4 of 6)

gage4
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun, verb

US a variant spelling (esp in technical senses) of gauge

British Dictionary definitions for gage (5 of 6)

Gage
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

Thomas. 1721–87, British general and governor in America; commander in chief of British forces at Bunker Hill (1775)

British Dictionary definitions for gage (6 of 6)

gauge

gage

/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

verb (tr)

noun

adjective

(of a pressure measurement) measured on a pressure gauge that registers zero at atmospheric pressure; above or below atmospheric pressure5 bar gauge See also absolute (def. 10)

Derived forms of gauge

gaugeable or gageable, adjectivegaugeably or gageably, adverb

Word Origin for gauge

C15: from Old Northern French, probably of Germanic origin
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