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]
EtymologyFrom Old (and modern) French gager (verb), gage (noun), from Frankish *waddi, from Germanic ( > English wed).
- Rhymes: -eɪdʒ
- Something, such as a glove or other pledge thrown down as a challenge
- 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
- alternative spelling of gauge Used especially as a technical term of measuring devices and standard measures.
- 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.
- A short form of greengage.
- Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.
Etymology, from *|waddi (a Germanic legal term, cognate with Old English wedd).
Gage may refer to:
In place names:
- Gage Educational Publishing Company
- John Gage (Emergency!), firefighter/paramedic from the television show Emergency!
- USS Gage (APA-168), US attack transport ship
- Gage Roads, a sea channel near Perth, Western Australia
- Weather gage, in military sea tactics, a windward position relative to an enemy ship
- Stream gage, or gauge, a site along a stream where flow measurements are made
- a plum-like fruit, e.g. greengage, Cambridge gage
- Gage Park, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
gage in German: Gage (Begriffsklärung)
gage in French: Gage (homonymie)
gage in Japanese: ゲイジ
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