Meaning of GAGE in English

GAGE

gage 1

/gayj/ , n. , v. , gaged, gaging .

n.

1. something, as a glove, thrown down by a medieval knight in token of challenge to combat.

2. Archaic. a challenge.

3. Archaic. a pledge or pawn; security.

v.t.

4. Archaic. to pledge, stake, or wager.

[ 1350-1400; ME ]

gage 2

— gager , n.

/gayj/ , n. , v.t. , gaged, gaging . (chiefly in technical use)

gauge.

gage 3

/gayj/ , n.

greengage.

[ 1840-50; by shortening ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .