adjective Heraldry.
(of a beast) represented wearing something about the neck in the manner of a collar: a lion gules gorged with a collar or.

1600–10; gorge1 + -ed3

ungorged, adjective
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1 [gawrj]
a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.
a small canyon.
a gluttonous meal.
something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
an obstructing mass: an ice gorge.
the seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
Fortification. the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork. See diag. under bastion.
Also called gorge hook. a primitive type of fishhook consisting of a piece of stone or bone with sharpened ends and a hole or groove in the center for fastening a line.
the throat; gullet.
verb (used with object), gorged, gorging.
to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively): He gorged himself. They were gorged.
to swallow, especially greedily.
to choke up (usually used passively).
verb (used without object), gorged, gorging.
to eat greedily.
make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.

1325–75; (v.) Middle English < Old French gorger, derivative of gorge throat < Vulgar Latin *gorga, akin to Latin gurguliō gullet, throat, gurges whirlpool, eddy

gorgeable, adjective
gorgedly [gawr-jid-lee] , adverb
gorger, noun

1. defile, ravine, notch, gap. 10. glut, cram, fill. 11. devour. 11, 13. bolt, gulp, gobble.
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gorge (ɡɔːdʒ)
1.  a deep ravine, esp one through which a river runs
2.  the contents of the stomach
3.  feelings of disgust or resentment (esp in the phrase one's gorge rises)
4.  an obstructing mass: an ice gorge
5.  fortifications
 a.  a narrow rear entrance to a work
 b.  the narrow part of a bastion or outwork
6.  archaic the throat or gullet
7.  (intr) falconry (of hawks) to eat until the crop is completely full
8.  to swallow (food) ravenously
9.  (tr) to stuff (oneself) with food
[C14: from Old French gorger to stuff, from gorge throat, from Late Latin gurga, modification of Latin gurges whirlpool]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. gorge "throat, bosom," from L.L. gurges "gullet, throat, jaws," related to L. gurgulio "gullet." Transferred sense of "deep, narrow valley" was in O.Fr. The verbal meaning "eat greedily" (c.1300) is from O.Fr. gorger, from gorge.
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gorge   (gôrj)  Pronunciation Key 
A deep, narrow valley with steep rocky sides, often with a stream flowing through it. Gorges are smaller and narrower than canyons and are often a part of a canyon.
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Example sentences
He found that they gorged on seals in the spring and early summer, before
  breakup, then retreated to land as the ice melted.
From one book to the next, characters gorged on them.
With few retail deposits to speak of, the firm gorged on long-term debt and
  commercial paper to fund its lending.
Rust goblins gorged on its lithe body and undercarriage even in dry climates.
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