[ gawrj ]
/ gɔrdʒ /
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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.
verb (used with object), gorged, gorg·ing.
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).
verb (used without object), gorged, gorg·ing.
to eat greedily.
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Idioms about gorge
make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.
Origin of gorge1
First recorded in 1325–75; (verb) Middle English, from Old French gorger, derivative of gorge “throat,” from unattested Vulgar Latin gorga, akin to Latin gurguliō “gullet, throat,” gurges “whirlpool, eddy”
OTHER WORDS FROM gorgegorge·a·ble, adjectivegorg·ed·ly [gawr-jid-lee], /ˈgɔr dʒɪd li/, adverbgorg·er, noun
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[ gawrj ]
/ gɔrdʒ /
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How to use gorge in a sentence
These were then spread over a 300-mile radius, covered in ravines, gorges and pine forests.The Bosnia Atrocities, the World’s Greatest Forensic Puzzle|J.P. O’Malley|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She is a perpetually single woman in her 30s who gorges on junk food.Paging Kenneth|Neel Shah|November 24, 2008|DAILY BEAST
In addition to the above natural wonders, there are numerous mineral springs, canyons, mountain peaks and deep gorges.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
The walls of these gorges rose abruptly two thousand feet above the hurrying waters.
At various points tributary gorges, the graves of fluvial gods who had perished long ago, opened into the main cañon.
In the rocky gorges of the ocean we may often trace a strange permanent impersonation of shipwreck.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
One of the gorges of the Chokh range was the scene of a strange episode during the Armenian massacres of 1896.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for gorge
/ (ɡɔːdʒ) /
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
verb Also: engorge
(intr) falconry (of hawks) to eat until the crop is completely full
to swallow (food) ravenously
(tr) to stuff (oneself) with food
Derived forms of gorgegorgeable, adjectivegorger, noun
Word Origin for gorge
C14: from Old French gorger to stuff, from gorge throat, from Late Latin gurga, modification of Latin gurges whirlpool
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Scientific definitions for gorge
[ gôrj ]
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.
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