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Gage

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Pronunciation : Gage
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. gage, LL. gadium, wadium; of German origin; cf. Goth. wadi, OHG. wetti, weti, akin to E. wed. See Wed, and cf. Wage, n.]
Definition : 1. A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security. Nor without gages to the needy lend. Sandys.

2. A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance. "There I throw my gage." Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gage
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [So called because an English family named Gage imported the greengage from France, in the last century.]
Definition : Defn: A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gage
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. F. gager. See Gage, n., a pledge.]
Definition : 1. To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge. [Obs.] A moiety competent Was gaged by our king. Shak.

2. To bind by pledge, or security; to engage. Great debts Wherein my time, sometimes too prodigal, Hath left me gaged. Shak.

t. [imp. & p. p. Gaged; p. pr & vb. n. Gaging.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gage
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A measure or standart. See Gauge, n.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gage
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To measure. See Gauge, v. t. You shall not gage me By what we do to-night. Shak.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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