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GAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gage mean? 

GAGE (noun)
  The noun GAGE has 2 senses:

1. street names for marijuana
2. a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

  Familiarity information: GAGE used as a noun is rare.


GAGE (verb)
  The verb GAGE has 1 sense:

1. place a bet on

  Familiarity information: GAGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GAGE (noun)


Sense 1gage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Street names for marijuana

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sess; sens; Mary Jane; green goddess; gage; dope; locoweed; weed; skunk; grass; smoke; pot

Hypernyms ("gage" is a kind of...):

cannabis; ganja; marihuana; marijuana (the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect)


Sense 2gage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gauge; gage

Hypernyms ("gage" is a kind of...):

measuring device; measuring instrument; measuring system (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gage"):

anemometer; wind gage; wind gauge (a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind)

wire gage; wire gauge (gauge for measuring the diameter of wire)

water gage; water gauge; water glass (gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir)

vacuum gage; vacuum gauge (a gauge for indicating negative atmospheric pressure)

scribing block; surface gage; surface gauge (gauge consisting of a scriber mounted on an adjustable stand; used to test the accuracy of plane surfaces)

strain gage; strain gauge (a gauge for measuring strain in a surface)

pluviometer; rain gage; rain gauge; udometer (gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation)

pressure gage; pressure gauge (gauge for measuring and indicating fluid pressure)

gas gage; gas gauge; gasoline gage; gasoline gauge (gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle)

dipstick (a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level)

depth gage; depth gauge (a gauge for measuring the depth of grooves or holes or other concavities)


GAGE (verb)


Sense 1gage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place a bet on

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

bet on; gage; game; stake; punt; back

Context examples:

Which horse are you backing? / I'm betting on the new horse

Hypernyms (to "gage" is one way to...):

bet; play; wager (stake on the outcome of an issue)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gage"):

ante (place one's stake)

double up; parlay (stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s on something


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