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gage

Noun

1 street names for marijuana [syn: pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane]
2 a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc. [syn: gauge] v : place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse" [syn: bet on, back, stake, game, punt]

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English

Etymology

From Old (and modern) French gager (verb), gage (noun), from Frankish *waddi, from Germanic ( > English wed).

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. alternative spelling of gauge To measure.
  2. To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn
  3. To wager, to bet.

Translations

to measure
See: gauge

Noun

  1. Something, such as a glove or other pledge thrown down as a challenge to combat.
    • 1819, “But it is enough that I challenge the trial by combat — there lies my gage.” She took her embroidered glove from her hand, and flung it down before the Grand Master with an air of mingled simplicity and dignity — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  2. alternative spelling of gauge Used especially as a technical term of measuring devices and standard measures.
  3. A form of jewelry which creates a hole of variable size in the earlobe, popular especially among some young people in the West, perhaps on analogy with similar devices found in various non-Western indigenous cultures.
  4. A short form of greengage.
  5. Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.

Translations

challenge to combat
gauge
See: gauge
greengage

French

Etymology

, from *|waddi (a Germanic legal term, cognate with Old English wedd).

Pronunciation

  • /gaʒ/

Noun

gage

Extensive Definition

Gage may refer to:
Persons named Gage:
Other:

See also

Gauge
gage in German: Gage (Begriffsklärung)
gage in French: Gage (homonymie)
gage in Japanese: ゲイジ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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