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Gorge definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GORGE, n. gorj. [L. gurges.]
1. The throat; the gullet; the canal of the neck by which food passes to the stomach.
2. In architecture, the narrowest part of the Tuscan and Doric capitals, between the astragal, above the shaft of the column, and the annulets.
3. In fortification, the entrance of the platform of any work.
4. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
GORGE, v.t. gorj. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities. Hence,
1. To glut; to fill the throat or stomach; to satiate.
The giant, gorged with flesh---
GORGE, v.i. To feed.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
2: a narrow pass (especially one between mountains) [syn: defile, gorge]
3: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach [syn: esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gullet] v
1: overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream" [syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin gurga, alteration of gurges, from Latin, whirlpool more at voracious Date: 14th century 1. throat often used with rise to indicate revulsion accompanied by a sensation of constriction <my gorge rises at the sight of blood> 2. a. a hawk's crop b. stomach, belly 3. the entrance into an outwork (as a bastion) of a fort 4. a narrow passage through land; especially a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon 5. a primitive device used instead of a fishhook that consists of an object (as a piece of bone attached in the middle of a line) easy to swallow but difficult to eject 6. a mass choking a passage <a river dammed by an ice gorge> 7. the line on the front of a coat or jacket formed by the crease of the lapel and collar II. verb (gorged; gorging) Date: 14th century intransitive verb to eat greedily or to repletion; also to partake of something in large amounts <gorging on books> intransitive verb 1. a. to stuff to capacity ; glut b. to fill completely or to the point of distension <veins gorged with blood> 2. to consume greedily Synonyms: see satiate gorger noun III. noun Date: 1854 the act or an instance of gorging

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a narrow opening between hills or a rocky ravine, often with a stream running through it. 2 an act of gorging; a feast. 3 the contents of the stomach; what has been swallowed. 4 the neck of a bastion or other outwork; the rear entrance to a work. 5 US a mass of ice etc. blocking a narrow passage. --v. 1 intr. feed greedily. 2 tr. a (often refl.) satiate, glut. b swallow, devour greedily. Phrases and idioms: cast the gorge at reject with loathing. one's gorge rises at one is sickened by. Derivatives: gorger n. Etymology: ME f. OF gorge throat ult. f. L gurges whirlpool

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gorge Gorge, n. (Angling) A primitive device used instead of a fishhook, consisting of an object easy to be swallowed but difficult to be ejected or loosened, as a piece of bone or stone pointed at each end and attached in the middle to a line.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gorge Gorge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gorged; p. pr. & vb. n. Gorging.] [F. gorger. See Gorge, n.] 1. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities. The fish has gorged the hook. --Johnson. 2. To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate. The giant gorged with flesh. --Addison. Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite. --Dryden.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gorge Gorge, n. [F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, g[.r] to devour. Cf. Gorget.] 1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach. Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain. --Spenser. Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it. --Shak. 2. A narrow passage or entrance; as: (a) A defile between mountains. (b) The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion. 3. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl. And all the way, most like a brutish beast, e spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest. --Spenser. 4. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river. 5. (Arch.) A concave molding; a cavetto. --Gwilt. 6. (Naut.) The groove of a pulley. Gorge circle (Gearing), the outline of the smallest cross section of a hyperboloid of revolution. Gorge hook, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead. --Knight.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gorge Gorge, v. i. To eat greedily and to satiety. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(gorges, gorging, gorged) 1. A gorge is a deep, narrow valley with very steep sides, usually where a river passes through mountains or an area of hard rock. = ravine N-COUNT 2. If you gorge on something or gorge yourself on it, you eat lots of it in a very greedy way. I could spend each day gorging on chocolate... ...teenagers gorging themselves on ice-cream sundaes. VERB: V on n, V pron-refl on n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Ravine, defile, notch, deep and narrow pass. 2. Throat, gullet, oesephagus. 3. Stomach. II. v. a. 1. Swallow, devour, eat heartily, bolt. 2. Glut, satiate, cram, stuff, fill full, fill to repletion. III. v. n. Feed or eat greedily, stuff one's self.

Moby Thesaurus

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