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Meaning of AGUE

Pronunciation:  'eygyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  2. [n]  a fit of shivering
  3. [n]  successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria

AGUE is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acute, acute accent, chills and fever
 See Also: accent, accent mark, illness, malady, malaria, sickness, symptom, unwellness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A"gue\, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF.
    fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L.
    acutus sharp. See {Acute}.]
    1. An acute fever. [Obs.] ``Brenning agues.'' --P. Plowman.
    2. (Med.) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold
       and hot fits.
    3. The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever
       and ague.
    4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold. --Dryden.
    {Ague cake}, an enlargement of the spleen produced by ague.
    {Ague drop}, a solution of the arsenite of potassa used for
    {Ague fit}, a fit of the ague. --Shak.
    {Ague spell}, a spell or charm against ague. --Gay.
    {Ague tree}, the sassafras, -- sometimes so called from the
       use of its root formerly, in cases of ague. [Obs.]
  2. \A"gue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agued}.]
    To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit. --Heywood.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of being afflicted with ague, might foretell of a severe physical illness.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the translation in Lev. 26:16 (R.V., "fever") of the Hebrew word kaddah'ath, meaning "kindling", i.e., an inflammatory or burning fever. In Deut. 28:22 the word is rendered "fever."

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