Meaning of GAGE in English

GAGE

~ 1 [ geɪdʒ ]

archaic

■ noun

1》 a valued object deposited as a guarantee of good faith.

2》 a pledge, especially a glove, thrown down as a challenge to fight.

■ verb offer as a ~.

Origin

ME: from OFr. ~ (n.), ~r (v.), of Gmc origin; related to wage and wed .

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~ 2

■ noun & verb US spelling of gauge .

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~ 3 [ geɪdʒ ]

■ noun another term for green~ .

Origin

C19: after the English botanist Sir William Gage .

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