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gage (n.)

"a pledge, a pawn, something valuable deposited to insure performance," especially "something thrown down as a token of challenge," c. 1300, from Old French gage "pledge (of battle), security, guarantee; pay, reward" (11c.), from Frankish *wadja-, from Proto-Germanic *wadi- (see wed). Italian gaggio, Spanish and Portuguese gage are French loan-words.

gage (v.)

c. 1400, "to deposit as security," from Old French gager, gagier "to guarantee, promise, pledge, swear; bet, wager; pay," from gage "security, pledge" (see gage (n.)). Related: Gaged; gaging. For the measuring sense, see gauge (v.).

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Definitions of gage
1
gage (n.)
street names for marijuana;
Synonyms: pot / grass / green goddess / dope / weed / sess / sens / smoke / skunk / locoweed / Mary Jane
gage (n.)
a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.;
Synonyms: gauge
2
gage (v.)
place a bet on;
Synonyms: bet on / back / stake / game / punt
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