~ 1 [ geɪdʒ ]
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 ~.
ME: from OFr. ~ (n.), ~r (v.), of Gmc origin; related to wage and wed .
■ noun & verb US spelling of gauge .
~ 3 [ geɪdʒ ]
■ noun another term for green~ .
C19: after the English botanist Sir William Gage .