gager

gage

2 [geyj]
noun, verb (used with object), gaged, gaging. (chiefly in technical use)

gager, noun
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gauger

[gey-jer]
noun
1.
a person or thing that gauges.
2.
a worker or inspector who checks the dimensions or quality of machined work.
3.
a customs official, collector of excise taxes, or the like.
Also, especially in technical use, gager.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French gaugeour. See gauge, -or2

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gage1 (ɡeɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  something deposited as security against the fulfilment of an obligation; pledge
2.  (formerly) a glove or other object thrown down to indicate a challenge to combat
 
vb
3.  archaic (tr) to stake, pledge, or wager
 
[C14: from Old French gage, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic wadi pledge]

gage2 (ɡeɪdʒ)
 
n
short for greengage

gage3 (ɡeɪdʒ)
 
n
old-fashioned, slang (US) marijuana
 
[C20: of uncertain origin; compare ganja]

gage4 (ɡeɪdʒ)
 
n, —vb
(US) a variant spelling (esp in technical senses) of gauge

Gage (ɡeɪdʒ)
 
n
Thomas. 1721--87, British general and governor in America; commander in chief of British forces at Bunker Hill (1775)

gager (ˈɡeɪdʒə)
 
n
a variant spelling of gauger

gauger or gager (ˈɡeɪdʒə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that gauges
2.  chiefly (Brit) a customs officer who inspects bulk merchandise, esp liquor casks, for excise duty purposes
3.  a collector of excise taxes
 
gager or gager
 
n

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gage
"pledge," c.1300, from O.Fr. gage, from Frank. *wadja-, related to Goth. wadi "pledge," from P.Gmc. *wadjon (see wed).

gage
see gauge. "The spelling variants gauge and gage have existed since the first recorded uses in Middle English, though in American English gage is found exclusively in technical uses" [Barnhart]. Related: Gaged; gaging.
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