Definition of Gage

1. Noun. Street names for marijuana.

Exact synonyms: Dope, Grass, Green Goddess, Locoweed, Mary Jane, Pot, Sens, Sess, Skunk, Smoke, Weed
Generic synonyms: Cannabis, Ganja, Marihuana, Marijuana
Derivative terms: Dope, Dope, Smoke

2. Verb. Place a bet on. "They gage the money "; "I'm betting on the new horse"
Exact synonyms: Back, Bet On, Game, Punt, Stake
Specialized synonyms: Ante, Double Up, Parlay
Generic synonyms: Bet, Play, Wager
Derivative terms: Gaming, Punter, Stake

3. Noun. A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc..

Definition of Gage

1. n. A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security.

2. n. A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage.

3. v. t. To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge.

4. n. A measure or standard. See Gauge, n.

5. v. t. To measure. See Gauge, v. t.

Definition of Gage

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English) ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), modern transferred use of the surname. ¹

3. Verb. (alternative spelling of gauge) To measure. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn ¹

5. Verb. (archaic) To wager, to bet. ¹

6. Noun. Something, such as a glove or other pledge thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative). ¹

7. Noun. (alternative spelling of gauge) Used especially as a technical term of measuring devices and standard measures. ¹

8. Noun. A form of jewelry which creates a hole of variable size in the earlobe, popular especially among some young people in the West, perhaps on analogy with similar devices found in various non-Western indigenous cultures. ¹

9. Noun. A short form of greengage. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom. ¹

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Definition of Gage

1. to pledge as security [v GAGED, GAGING, GAGES]

Medical Definition of Gage

1. 1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. "This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by." (Moxon) "There is not in our hands any fixed gauge of minds." (I. Taylor) 2. Measure; dimensions; estimate. "The gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt." (Burke) 3. Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge. To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock. "The vanes nicely gauged on each side." (Derham) 4. Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge. 5. Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it. The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water. 6. The distance between the rails of a railway. The standard gauge of railroads in most countries is four feet, eight and one half inches. Wide, or broad, gauge, in the United States, is six feet; in England, seven feet, and generally any gauge exceeding standard gauge. Any gauge less than standard gauge is now called narrow gauge. It varies from two feet to three feet six inches. 7. The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting. 8. To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of. "You shall not gauge me By what we do to-night." (Shak) 9. That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles. Gauge of a carriage, car, etc, the distance between the wheels; ordinarily called the track. Gauge cock, a stop cock used as a try cock for ascertaining the height of the water level in a steam boiler. Gauge concussion, an instrument for measuring the diameter of the bore of a cannon at any point of its length. Steam gauge, an instrument for measuring the pressure of steam, as in a boiler. Tide gauge, an instrument for determining the height of the tides. Vacuum gauge, a species of barometer for determining the relative elasticities of the vapor in the condenser of a steam engine and the air. Water gauge. A contrivance for indicating the height of a water surface, as in a steam boiler; as by a gauge cock or glass. The height of the water in the boiler. Wind gauge, an instrument for measuring the force of the wind on any given surface; an anemometer. Wire gauge, a gauge for determining the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal; also, a standard of size. Origin: Written also gage. (20 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gage

gag law
gag line
gag me with a spoon
gag order
gag orders
gag protein
gag reflex
gag rule
gage (current term)
gagging order
gagging orders

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