The definition of a gage is a deposit or something given as a challenge to start a fight.(noun)
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Origin: ME < OFr, a pledge, pawn < (? via ML wagium) Frank *waddi or Goth wadi, pledge < IE base *wadh-: see wed
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
Origin: After Sir William Gage (1656?-1727), English botanist.
noun & v.
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