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Meaning of GORGE

Pronunciation:  gorj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  2. [n]  a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
  3. [n]  a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
  4. [v]  overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

GORGE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: binge, defile, englut, engorge, esophagus, glut, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, gullet, ingurgitate, oesophagus, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, stuff
 Antonyms: munch, nibble
 See Also: alimentary canal, alimentary tract, cardiac sphincter, cram, digestive tract, digestive tube, eat, epicardia, fill, fill up, flume, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, Grand Canyon, gulch, jam, mountain pass, muscle system, muscular structure, musculature, notch, Olduvai Gorge, pass, passage, passageway, ravine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to
       the stomach.
             Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain.
             Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it.
    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
    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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Gorge\, v. i.
    To eat greedily and to satiety. --Milton.
  4. \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.
    {Circle of the gorge} (Math.), a minimum circle on a surface
       of revolution, cut out by a plane perpendicular to the
    {Gorge fishing}, trolling with a dead bait on a double hook
       which the fish is given time to swallow, or gorge.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A narrow, deep channel with steep or vertical banks.
 Definition: a bone bipoint used to catch fish or waterfowl. After being swallowed, the hook will toggle in the stomach of the prey and cannot be drawn out.
Thesaurus Terms
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