Dine vs Gorge - What's the difference?

dine | gorge |

As a noun dine

is .

As a verb gorge is





  • to eat; to eat dinner or supper
  • (obsolete) To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.
  • A table massive enough to have dined Johnnie Armstrong and his merry men. — Sir Walter Scott.
  • (obsolete) To dine upon; to have to eat.
  • What wol ye dine ? — Chaucer.


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl), from


    (en noun)
  • A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
  • * '>citation
  • The throat or gullet.
  • * Spenser
  • Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Now, how abhorred! my gorge rises at it.
  • That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
  • * Spenser
  • And all the way, most like a brutish beast, / He spewed up his gorge , that all did him detest.
  • A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction.
  • an ice gorge in a river
  • (architecture) A concave moulding; a cavetto.
  • (Gwilt)
  • (nautical) The groove of a pulley.
  • Verb

  • To eat greedily and in large quantities.
  • They gorged themselves on chocolate and cake.
  • To swallow, especially with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities.
  • * Johnson
  • The fish has gorged the hook.
  • To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.
  • * Dryden
  • Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite.
  • * Addison
  • The giant, gorged with flesh, and wine, and blood, / Lay stretch'd at length and snoring in his den
    Derived terms
    * disgorge * engorge

    Etymology 2

    Shortened from gorgeous .


  • (UK, slang) Gorgeous.
  • Oh, look at him: isn't he gorge ?