Meaning of GAGE in English

GAGE

[gage] n [ME, fr. MF, of Gmc origin; akin to OHG wetti pledge--more at wed] (14c) 1: a token of defiance; specif: a glove or cap cast on the ground to be taken up by an opponent as a pledge of combat

2: something deposited as a pledge of performance

[2]gage vt (15c) 1 archaic: pledge

2. archaic: stake, risk [3]gage var of gauge [4]gage n (1847): greengage

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