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Pronunciation : Sage
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See Safe.] (Bot.) (a) A suffriticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extend
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sage
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [F., fr. L. sapius (only in nesapius unwise, foolish), fr. sapere to be wise; perhaps akin to E. sap. Cf. Savor, Sapient, Insipid.]
Definition : 1. Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious. All you sage counselors, hence! Shak.

2. Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose. Commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counseled the general to retreat. Milton.

3. Grave; serious; solemn. [R.] "[Great bards.] in sage and solemn tunes have sung." Milton.

Syn. -- Wise; sagacious; sapient; grave; prudent; judicious.

[Compar. Sager; superl. Sagest.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sage
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher. At his birth a star, Unseen before in heaven, proclaims him come, And guides the Eastern sages. Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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