Sage meaning

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One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
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Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.
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(archaic) Serious; solemn.
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Wise, discerning, judicious, etc.
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Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment.

Sage advice.

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Any of various similar plants.
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Any of various similar or related plants, chiefly in the mint family.
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Sagebrush.
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Showing wisdom and good judgment.

A sage comment.

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(1) A technical special interest group. See USENIX.
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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.

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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.

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(person) 1816-1906; U.S. financier.
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A wise person or spiritual teacher; a man or woman of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.
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The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
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(Internet slang) Word used in the email field of imageboards to prevent a bump of the post. Used as an option rather than a word in some imageboard software.
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(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.
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(obs.) Grave or solemn.
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A very wise person; esp., an elderly man, widely respected for his wisdom, experience, and judgment.
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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.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
sage
Comparative
sagest
Superlative
sagest

Origin of sage

  • Middle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin sapius from Latin sapere to be wise sep- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English sauge from Old French from Latin salvia from salvus healthy sol- in Indo-European roots

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French sauge, from Latin salvia, from salvus (“healthy"), see safe.

    From Wiktionary

  • Borrowing from Japanese 下げる (sageru) ("to lower").

    From Wiktionary