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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

Definition 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

Definition for gage (3 of 4)

gage3
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun

Origin of gage

3
First recorded in 1840–50; by shortening

Definition 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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