WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
gorge1 /gɔrdʒ/USA pronunciation
n., v., gorged, gorg•ing. n.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Geography[countable] a narrow canyon with steep, rocky walls, esp. one through which a stream runs.
- a feeling of strong disgust or anger:[uncountable]Their cruelty made his gorge rise.
- to stuff with food;
glut: [~ + oneself]to gorge oneself.[~ + on + object]gorged on food.
(gôrj),USA pronunciation n., v., gorged, gorg•ing. n.
- Geographya narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, esp. one through which a stream runs.
- Geographya small canyon.
- a gluttonous meal.
- something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
- an obstructing mass:an ice gorge.
- Clothingthe seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
- [Fort.]the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork. See diag. under bastion.
- Also called gorge hook. a primitive type of fishhook consisting of a piece of stone or bone with sharpened ends and a hole or groove in the center for fastening a line.
- the throat;
- Idiomsmake one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust:The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.
- to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively):He gorged himself. They were gorged.
- to swallow, esp. greedily.
- to choke up (usually used passively).
(gôrj),USA pronunciation adv.
- to eat greedily.
- Vulgar Latin *gorga, akin to Latin gurguliō gullet, throat, gurges whirlpool, eddy
- Old French gorger, derivative of gorge throat
- (verb, verbal) Middle English 1325–75
(gôrj),USA pronunciation n. [Heraldry.]
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged defile, ravine, notch, gap.
- 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged glut, cram, fill.
- 12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged devour.
- 12, 14.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bolt, gulp, gobble.
- Heraldrygurge (def. 2).
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
gorge /ɡɔːdʒ/ n
- a deep ravine, esp one through which a river runs
- the contents of the stomach
- feelings of disgust or resentment (esp in the phrase one's gorge rises)
- an obstructing mass: an ice gorge
- a narrow rear entrance to a work
- archaic the throat or gullet
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French gorger to stuff, from gorge throat, from Late Latin gurga, modification of Latin gurges whirlpool
- to swallow (food) ravenously
- (transitive) to stuff (oneself) with food
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