Meaning of GAGE in English


I. ˈgāj noun

Etymology: Middle English, pledge, reward, from Anglo-French — more at wage

Date: 14th century

1. : a token of defiance ; specifically : 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

II. transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1. archaic : pledge

2. archaic : stake , risk


variant of gauge

IV. noun

Date: 1847

: greengage

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