Associations to the word «Gage»


GAGE, verb. (obsolete) To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn.
GAGE, verb. (archaic) To wager, to bet.
GAGE, verb. To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.
GAGE, noun. Something, such as a glove or other pledge, thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative).
GAGE, noun. (obsolete) Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.
GAGE, noun. US alternative spelling of gauge (a measure, instrument for measuring, etc.)
GAGE, verb. US alternative spelling of gauge (to measure)
GAGE, noun. A subspecies of plum, Prunus domestica subsp. italica.
GAGE, proper noun. A surname​.
GAGE, proper noun. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.
GAGE, proper noun. A ghost town in New Mexico.
GAGE, proper noun. A town in Oklahoma.

Dictionary definition

GAGE, noun. Street names for marijuana.
GAGE, noun. A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc..
GAGE, verb. Place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse".

Wise words

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