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Definition of "sage" []

  • One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom. (noun)
  • Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment. (adjective)
  • Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice. (adjective)
  • Archaic Serious; solemn. (adjective)
  • Any of various plants of the genus Salvia, especially S. officinalis, having aromatic grayish-green, opposite leaves. Also called ramona. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sage" in a sentence
  • "This shrub is the _artemisia_ -- a species of wild sage or wormwood, -- and the plains upon which it grows are called by the hunters, who cross them, the _sage prairies_."
  • "At squash planting time, the sage is about four inches high"
  • "While condemning every attempt of a people to establish its own liberties, Alexander still believed that in some countries sovereigns would do well to make their subjects a grant of what he called sage and liberal institutions."