adjective, sag·er, sag·est.
- sagan, carl edward,
- sagan, françoise,
- sage cock,
- sage derby,
- sage green,
- sage grouse,
- sage hen
Origin of sage1
Origin of sage2
Examples from the Web for sage
It was one of the first organizations in the building, along with the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).
In any case, it was Solzhenitsyn who explained this to me and not some sage I met in the prison yard.
Will a sage coach like John Calipari be able to outwit a relative newcomer in Kevin Ollie, he of a mere two seasons on the job?Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?|Robert Silverman|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From here on, he was a philosopher, a sage, and his interviews were stuffed full of dicta, parables and eternal paradoxes.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers|Nik Cohn|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition to Central Park, they have new raised bed gardens on the rooftop with basil, sage, thyme, tomatoes, and squash.
But Brenton, going on his way, was totally oblivious to the doctor's sage counsel as to the merits of deep breathing.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
When the sage awoke he found himself in the Joyous Garden with Vivien by his side.Legends & Romances of Brittany|Lewis Spence
It is as if Dreiser, suddenly discovering himself a sage, put off the high passion of the artist and took to pounding a pulpit.A Book of Prefaces|H. L. Mencken
Sage, of course, would be very good with fat meat; put onion in the stuffing to make it imitate duck.
Sage 273 brush impeded them greatly and at six oclock they appeared to be just as deep in it as ever.The Motor Maids Across the Continent|Katherine Stokes
Word Origin for sage
Word Origin for sage
"wise," c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French sage "wise, knowledgeable, learned; shrewd, skillful" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *sabius, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere "have a taste, have good taste, be wise," from PIE root *sap- "to taste" (see sap (n.1)). Meaning "characterized by wisdom" is from 1530s. Related: Sageness.
kind of herb (Salvia officinalis), early 14c., from Old French sauge (13c.), from Latin salvia, from salvus "healthy" (see safe (adj.)). So called for its healing or preserving qualities (it was used to keep teeth clean and relieve sore gums, and boiled in water to make a drink to alleviate arthritis). In English folklore, sage, like parsley, is said to grow best where the wife is dominant. In late Old English as salvie, directly from Latin. Cf. German Salbei, also from Latin.
"man of profound wisdom," mid-14c., from sage (adj.). Originally applied to the Seven Sages -- Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus.