- The definition of a gorge is the narrow valley in between steep hills or cliffs.
An example of a gorge is the Niagara Gorge.
- To gorge is defined as to consume or take too much of something, especially food.
An example of gorge is when you eat an entire pie and cake all by yourself.
A woman gorges herself on pie.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- the throat or gullet
- the crop or stomach of a hawk
- the maw or stomach of a voracious being or animal
- food or a meal to fill or stuff the stomach
- the contents of the stomach
- a feeling of disgust, anger, etc.: it made my gorge rise
- the entrance from the rear into a bastion or projecting section of a fortification
- a deep, narrow pass between steep heights
- ☆ a mass that blocks up a passage
Origin: Middle English from OFr, throat, gullet from Late Latin an unverified form gurga, throat, narrow pass, for Classical Latin gurges, whirlpool from Indo-European base an unverified form gwer-, to swallow up from source Classical Latin vorare
- to fill the gorge of; glut
- to swallow greedily
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- A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
- A narrow entrance into the outwork of a fortification.
- The throat; the gullet: The gory sight made my gorge rise.
- The crop of a hawk.
- An instance of gluttonous eating.
- The contents of the stomach; something swallowed.
- A mass obstructing a narrow passage: a shipping lane blocked by an ice gorge.
- The seam on the front of a coat or jacket where the lapel and the collar are joined.
- To stuff with food; glut: gorged themselves with candy.
- To devour greedily.
Origin: Middle English, throat, from Old French, from Late Latin gurga, perhaps from Latin gurges, whirlpool, abyss.
- gorgˈer noun
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