A woman gorges herself on pie.
- 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.
- Archaic 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: often used fig. in such phrases as make one's gorge rise, to sicken, disgust, or anger one
- 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 of gorgeMiddle 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
intransitive verbgorged, gorg′ing
- to fill the gorge of; glut
- to swallow greedily
- A deep narrow valley 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.
verbgorged, gorg·ing, gorg·es
- To stuff with food; glut: gorged themselves with candy.
- To devour greedily.
Origin of gorgeMiddle English throat from Old French from Late Latin gurga perhaps from Latin gurges whirlpool, abyss
- A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
- The throat or gullet.
- That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
- A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction.
- an ice gorge in a river
- (architecture) A concave moulding; a cavetto.
- (nautical) The groove of a pulley.
(third-person singular simple present gorges, present participle gorging, simple past and past participle gorged)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin gurga.
- (UK, slang) Gorgeous.
- Oh, look at him: isn't he gorge?
Shortened from gorgeous.