Gage meaning

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To pledge as security.
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Something, such as a glove, that is offered or thrown down as a pledge or challenge to fight.
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Something deposited or given as security against an obligation; a pledge.
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A challenge.
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The definition of a gage is a deposit or something given as a challenge to start a fight.

An example of a gage is money left for a layaway item.

An example of a gage is a hat thrown down to indicate a person wants to fight.

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To offer as a stake in a bet; wager.
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Any of several varieties of plum, such as the greengage.
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(archaic) Something deposited or pledged to ensure that an obligation will be fulfilled; security.
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(historical) A pledge to appear and fight, as a glove thrown down by a knight challenging another.
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(archaic) A challenge.
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To offer as a pledge; wager.
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To bind by a pledge.
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(person) 1721-87; Brit. general in the American Revolution.
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(archaic) To wager, to bet.
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To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.
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Something, such as a glove or other pledge, thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative).
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Alternative spelling of gauge. To measure.
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A subspecies of plum, Prunus domestica subsp. italica.
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A surname​.
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A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.
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Origin of gage

  • After Sir William Gage (1656?–1727), English botanist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gage, from later Old French or early Middle French gager (verb), (also guagier in Old French) gage (noun), ultimately from Frankish *waddi, from Germanic (whence English wed). Doublet of wage, from the same origin through the Old Northern French variant wage. See also mortgage.

    From Wiktionary

  • An occupational surname from Middle English gage, gauge "measure" for an assayer, or gage "pledge" for a moneylender.

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  • Named after the Gage family of England, who imported the greengage from France.

    From Wiktionary

  • See gauge.

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