Gage

Definition of Gage

Pronunciation: gājd
n.1.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.
Nor without gages to the needy lend.
- Sandys.
2.A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance.
1.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.
v. t.1.To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge.
[imp. & p. p. Gaged (gājd); p. pr & vb. n. Gaging (gā"jĭng).]
A moiety competent
Was gaged by our king.
- Shak.
2.To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.
n.1.A measure or standard. See Gauge, n.
v. t.1.To measure. See Gauge, v. t.
You shall not gage me
By what we do to-night.
- Shak.

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