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Definition of "gage" []

  • Something deposited or given as security against an obligation; a pledge. (noun)
  • Something, such as a glove, that is offered or thrown down as a pledge or challenge to fight. (noun)
  • A challenge. (noun)
  • Archaic To pledge as security. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To offer as a stake in a bet; wager. (verb-transitive)

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 "gage" in a sentence
  • "Some old and many new applications use the advantages of thin gage laminations, both oriented and non-oriented."
  • "This paper discusses how thin gage silicon iron is beneficial, explains the theory in lay terms and shows the reader how to estimate an optimum lamination thickness."
  • "Motors, generators, transformers and inductors are being designed to be more energy efficient by utilizing thin gage silicon-iron."