sage

1
[ seyj ]
/ seɪdʒ /

noun

a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience.

adjective, sag·er, sag·est.

wise, judicious, or prudent: sage advice.

Origin of sage

1
1250–1300; Middle English (noun and adj.) < Old French < Late Latin sapidus wise, tasteful (Latin: tasty), equivalent to sap(ere) to know, be wise, orig. to taste (see sapient) + -idus -id4

OTHER WORDS FROM sage

sage·ly, adverbsage·ness, noun

Definition for sage (2 of 4)

sage2
[ seyj ]
/ seɪdʒ /

noun

any plant or shrub belonging to the genus Salvia, of the mint family.
an herb, Salvia officinalis, whose grayish-green leaves are used in medicine and for seasoning in cookery.
the leaves themselves.

Origin of sage

2
1275–1325; Middle English sa(u)ge < Middle French sau(l)ge < Latin salvia, derivative of salvus safe (so named from its supposed healing powers)

Definition for sage (3 of 4)

Sage
[ seyj ]
/ seɪdʒ /

noun

Russell,1816–1906, U.S. financier.

Definition for sage (4 of 4)

Le Sage

or Le·sage

[ luh sazh ]
/ lə ˈsaʒ /

noun

A·lain Re·né [a-lan ruh-ney] /aˈlɛ̃ rəˈneɪ/, 1668–1747, French novelist and dramatist.
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British Dictionary definitions for sage (1 of 3)

sage1
/ (seɪdʒ) /

noun

a man revered for his profound wisdom

adjective

profoundly wise or prudent
obsolete solemn

Derived forms of sage

sagely, adverbsageness, noun

Word Origin for sage

C13: from Old French, from Latin sapere to be sensible; see sapient

British Dictionary definitions for sage (2 of 3)

sage2
/ (seɪdʒ) /

noun

a perennial Mediterranean plant, Salvia officinalis, having grey-green leaves and purple, blue, or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
the leaves of this plant, used in cooking for flavouring
short for sagebrush

Word Origin for sage

C14: from Old French saulge, from Latin salvia, from salvus safe, in good health (from the curative properties attributed to the plant)

British Dictionary definitions for sage (3 of 3)

Le Sage

Lesage

/ (French lə saʒ) /

noun

Alain-René (alɛ̃rəne). 1668–1747, French novelist and dramatist, author of the picaresque novel Gil Blas (1715–35)
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