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Meaning of GAGE

Pronunciation:  geyj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a soft drug consisting of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
  2. [n]  a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity or for testing conformity with a standard
  3. [n]  a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
  4. [v]  place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

GAGE is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: back, bet on, cannabis, Cannabis sativa, dope, dope, game, ganja, ganja, gauge, grass, grass, marihuana, marihuana, marijuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, Mary-Jane, pot, pot, punt, sens, sens, sess, sess, skunk, skunk, smoke, stake, weed, weed
 See Also: Acapulco gold, Acapulco gold, anemometer, ante, bet, cannabis, depth gauge, dipstick, double up, gas gauge, gasoline gauge, hemp, hemp, joint, marijuana cigarette, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, Mexican green, Mexican green, parlay, play, pressure gauge, rain gauge, reefer, scribing block, soft drug, spliff, stick, strain gauge, surface gauge, vacuum gauge, wager, water gage, water gauge, water glass, wind gauge, wire gauge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gage\, n. [F. gage, LL. gadium, wadium; of German origin;
    cf. Goth. wadi, OHG. wetti, weti, akin to E. wed. See {Wed},
    and cf. {Wage}, n.]
    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.
  2. \Gage\, n. [So called because an English family named Gage
    imported the greengage from France, in the last century.]
    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}.
  3. \Gage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gaged}; p. pr & vb. n.
    {Gaging}.] [Cf. F. gager. See {Gage}, n., a pledge.]
    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.
  4. \Gage\, n.
    A measure or standard. See {Gauge}, n.
  5. \Gage\, v. t.
    To measure. See {Gauge}, v. t.
          You shall not gage me By what we do to-night. --Shak.
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