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gage

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[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /
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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.
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Origin of gage

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First recorded in 1450–1500; late Middle English, from Old French g(u)age, from Germanic; compare Gothic wadi “a pledge”; cf. wage

Other definitions for gage (2 of 4)

gage2
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

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

historical usage of gage

See gauge.

OTHER WORDS FROM gage

gager, noun

Other definitions for gage (3 of 4)

gage3
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun

Origin of gage

3
First recorded in 1840–50; by shortening

Other definitions for gage (4 of 4)

Gage
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun
Thomas, 1721–87, British general in America 1763–76.
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British Dictionary definitions for gage (1 of 5)

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 5)

gage2
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun
short for greengage

British Dictionary definitions for gage (3 of 5)

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 5)

gage4
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for gage (5 of 5)

Gage
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

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