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English

Etymology

From Old (and modern) French gager (verb), gage (noun), from Frankish *waddi, from Germanic ( > English wed).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to gage

Third person singular
gag

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to gage (third-person singular simple present gag, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Alternative spelling of gauge. To measure.
  2. (obsolete) To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn
  3. (archaic) To wager, to bet.

Translations

Noun

Singular
gage

Plural
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  1. Something, such as a glove or other pledge thrown down as a challenge to combat.
    • 1819, “But it is enough that I challenge the trial by combat — there lies my gage.” She took her embroidered glove from her hand, and flung it down before the Grand Master with an air of mingled simplicity and dignity — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  2. Alternative spelling of gauge. Used especially as a technical term of measuring devices and standard measures.
  3. A form of jewelry which creates a hole of variable size in the earlobe, popular especially among some young people in the West, perhaps on analogy with similar devices found in various non-Western indigenous cultures.
  4. A short form of greengage.
  5. (obsolete) Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.

Translations


French

Etymology

Old French, from Frankish *waddi (a Germanic legal term, cognate with Old English wedd).

Pronunciation

Noun

gage m.

  1. a pledge or security
  2. a guarantee
  3. proof, evidence

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