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11 definitions found
 for Gage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gage \Gage\ (g[=a]j), 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.
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              Nor without gages to the needy lend.  --Sandys.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gage \Gage\, n.
     A measure or standard. See Gauge, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gage \Gage\, v. t.
     To measure. See Gauge, v. t.
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           You shall not gage me
           By what we do to-night.                  --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gage \Gage\ (g[=a]j), 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gage \Gage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gaged (g[=a]jd); p. pr & vb.
     n. Gaging (g[=a]"j[i^]ng).] [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.]
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              A moiety competent
              Was gaged by our king.                --Shak.
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     2. To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.
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              Great debts
              Wherein my time, sometimes too prodigal,
              Hath left me gaged.                   --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gauge \Gauge\ (g[=a]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gauged; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Gauging] [OF. gaugier, F. jauger, cf. OF. gauge
     gauge, measuring rod, F. jauge; of uncertain origin; perh.
     fr. an assumed L. qualificare to determine the qualities of a
     thing (see Qualify); but cf. also F. jalon a measuring
     stake in surveying, and E. gallon.] [Written also gage.]
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     1. To measure or determine with a gauge.
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     2. To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity
        of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
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     3. (Mech.) To measure the dimensions of, or to test the
        accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
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              The vanes nicely gauged on each side. --Derham.
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     4. To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread
        through it, as cloth or a garment.
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     5. To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to
        estimate; to judge of.
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              You shall not gauge me
              By what we do to-night.               --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gage
      n 1: street names for marijuana [syn: pot, grass, green
           goddess, dope, weed, gage, 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, gage]
      v 1: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm
           betting on the new horse" [syn: bet on, back, gage,
           stake, game, punt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "gage":
     DET, DMT, LSD, Mary Jane, STP, THC, acid, antidepressant,
     ataractic, bail, battle cry, bid to combat, bond, challenge, dare,
     defi, defy, diethyltryptamine, dimethyltryptamine, double dare,
     earnest, earnest money, escrow, gage of battle, ganja, gauntlet,
     glove, grass, hallucinogen, handsel, hash, hashish, hay, hemp,
     hock, hostage, joint, kava, mainprise, marijuana, mescal,
     mescal bean, mescal button, mescaline, mind-altering drug,
     mind-blowing drug, mind-expanding drug, morning glory seeds, pawn,
     peyote, pignus, pledge, pot, psilocin, psilocybin, psychedelic,
     psychic energizer, psychoactive drug, psychochemical,
     psychotomimetic, rebel yell, recognizance, reefer, replevin,
     replevy, roach, stick, surety, tea, token payment, tranquilizer,
     undertaking, vadimonium, vadium, war cry, war whoop, weed
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GAGE, contracts. Personal property placed by a debtor in possession of his 
  creditor, as a security for his debt; a pawn. (q. v.) Hence mortgage is a 
  dead pledge. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Gage -- U.S. County in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    22993
     Housing Units (2000): 10030
     Land area (2000):     855.287542 sq. miles (2215.184470 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    4.649882 sq. miles (12.043138 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    859.937424 sq. miles (2227.227608 sq. km)
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             40.248785 N, 96.692942 W
     Headwords:
      Gage
      Gage, NE
      Gage County
      Gage County, NE
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gage, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    429
     Housing Units (2000): 223
     Land area (2000):     0.415383 sq. miles (1.075837 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.415383 sq. miles (1.075837 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            28250
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             36.318024 N, 99.757206 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73843
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Gage, OK
      Gage
  

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