Leaves of the sage plant.
- The definition of sage is someone or something who is wise or exhibits signs of wisdom or intelligence.
An example of sage is the advice to always think before you act.
- Sage is defined as a person who shows great wisdom or an herb often used for cooking.
- An example of a sage is a Native American medicine man.
- An example of sage is an herb added to poultry stuffing.
- wise, discerning, judicious, etc.
- showing wisdom and good judgment: a sage comment
- Obs. grave or solemn
Origin of sageOld French from Vulgar Latin an unverified form sapius from Classical Latin sapiens, wise, origin, originally present participle of sapere, to know, taste from Indo-European base an unverified form sap-, to taste from source Old Norse safi, sap, sefi, mind
- any of a genus (Salvia) of plants of the mint family, having a two-lipped corolla and two stamens: sages are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage (S. splendens) with brilliant red flowers, or for flavoring, as the garden sage (S. officinalis) with aromatic leaves used, when dried, for seasoning meats, cheeses, etc.
- any of various similar plants
Origin of sageMiddle English sauge from Old French from Classical Latin salvia from salvus, safe: from its reputed healing powers
- Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.
- Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice.
- Archaic Serious; solemn.
Origin of sageMiddle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin sapius from Latin sapere to be wise ; see sep- in Indo-European roots.
- a. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, especially S. officinalis, having aromatic grayish-green leaves.b. The leaves of S. officinalis used as a seasoning.
- Any of various similar or related plants, chiefly in the mint family.
Origin of sageMiddle English sauge from Old French from Latin salvia from salvus healthy ; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative sager, superlative sagest)
From Old French sage (11th century), from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere (“to taste, to discern, to be wise"), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (“to taste"). The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece.
(third-person singular simple present sages, present participle saging, simple past and past participle saged)
- (Internet slang) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply
- This word is very specific to imageboards. The original purpose of sage is to not bump a thread if one deems their own post to be of little value, used as a sign of disapproval to someone else's contributions.
sage - Computer Definition
(1) A technical special interest group. See USENIX.
(2) (Scalable, Automated, Guided Execution) A white box test that generates test data for each unique control path in the program. Contrast with "fuzz testing," which is a black box technique that generates random input without any knowledge of the program's logic. See white box testing.
(3) (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) The air defense system developed in the 1950s for the Cold War. SAGE combined computer systems and a sophisticated radar and communications system to track U.S. air space and send the data to 23 installations around the country. Each installation had its own computer and backup system. SAGE used CRTs, and a light pen was used to hone in on a suspicious blip on the screen. SAGE never intercepted enemy aircraft because there were none, but the companies that built the machines, such as IBM, gained extraordinary experience that was brought to bear in later development. The SAGE computers evolved from the Whirlwind computer at MIT (see Whirlwind).