Definition and Meanings for gorge

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Gorge is ranked 25,073 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of gorge

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of gorge

f. gorge, ll. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. l. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. skr. gargara whirlpool, g to devour. cf. gorget f. gorger. see gorge, n.pos

Meaning of gorge


as noun

  • the throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach.
  • a narrow passage or entrance;a defile between mountains.;the entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. see illust. of bastion.
  • that which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
  • a filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.
  • a concave molding; a cavetto.
  • the groove of a pulley.
  • 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.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities.
  • to glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.

as intransitive verb

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