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gage 1

Syllabification: gage
archaic

noun

1A valued object deposited as a guarantee of good faith.
Example sentences
  • The same process, involving distraints and blockade, may be used not only in pleas begun by writ, but also in pleas begun by gage and pledge.
1.1A pledge, especially a glove, thrown down as a symbol of a challenge to fight.

verb

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Offer (a thing or one’s life) as a guarantee of good faith.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French gage (noun), gager (verb), of Germanic origin; related to wage and wed.

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  • engage from Late Middle English:

    Gage is an old word that means ‘a valued object deposited as a guarantee of good faith’ and, as a verb, ‘to give as a pledge’. An Old French word related to wage (Middle English) and wedding ( see marry), it is the root of engage. Engage originally meant ‘give as a pledge’ and ‘pawn or mortgage’, later coming to express the ideas ‘to pledge or guarantee’ and ‘to enter into a contract’. People have been getting engaged to be married since the beginning of the 18th century: the first recorded example is by Henry Fielding ( 1707–54), author of Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones.

Words that rhyme with gage

age, assuage, backstage, cage, downstage, engage, enrage, gauge, mage, multistage, offstage, onstage, Osage, page, Paige, rage, rampage, sage, stage, swage, under-age, upstage, wage

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gage 2 Syllabification: gage

noun& verb

Variant spelling of gauge.

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gage 3 Syllabification: gage

noun

Another term for greengage.

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