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gage2

[geyj] /geɪdʒ/
noun, verb (used with object), gaged, gaging. (chiefly in technical use)
1.
Related forms
gager, noun

gauger

[gey-jer] /ˈgeɪ dʒər/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French gaugeour. See gauge, -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for gager

gager

/ˈɡeɪdʒə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of gauger

gauger

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

gage1

/ɡeɪdʒ/
noun
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
verb
3.
(transitive) (archaic) to stake, pledge, or wager
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gage, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic wadi pledge

gage2

/ɡeɪdʒ/
noun
1.
short for greengage

gage3

/ɡeɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(US, old-fashioned, slang) marijuana
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin; compare ganja

gage4

/ɡeɪdʒ/
noun, verb
1.
(US) a variant spelling (esp in technical senses) of gauge

Gage

/ɡeɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Thomas. 1721–87, British general and governor in America; commander in chief of British forces at Bunker Hill (1775)
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Word Origin and History for gager
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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