From (etyl) sage (11th century), from . The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece .
- All you sage counsellors, hence!
(obsolete) grave; serious; solemn
- commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
- [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.
A wise person or spiritual teacher; a man or woman of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.
* 1748 , (David Hume), Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral , London: Oxford University Press (1973), § 34:
- We aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage .
* deep thinker, egghead, intellectual, pundit
* sage on the stage
* Seven Sages
From (etyl) sauge, from (etyl) salvia, from , see safe .
The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
* (herb) ramona
* Sage Derby
* sage dog
* sage green
* sage grouse
* sage tea
* sage thrasher
* wood sage
* (Salvia officinalis)
(Internet slang) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply
* This word is specific to imageboards. The original purpose of sage is to not bump a thread if one deems one's own post to be of little value.
From late (etyl) saggen, probably of Scandinavian/(etyl) origin (compare Norwegian ); probably akin to Danish and Norwegian sakke, Swedish sacka, Icelandic sakka, Old Norse sokkva. Compare also Low German sacken, Dutch zakken.
The state of sinking or bending; sagging.
The difference in elevation of a wire, cable, chain or rope suspended between two consecutive points.
The difference height or depth between the vertex and the rim of a curved surface, specifically used for optical elements such as a mirror or lens.
To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane.
- A line or cable supported by its ends sags , even if it is tightly drawn.
To lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position.
- The floor of a room sags .
- A building may sag one way or another.
(figuratively) To lose firmness, elasticity, vigor, or a thriving state; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
- The door sags on its hinges.
To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
To cause to bend or give way; to load.
(informal) To wear one's trousers so that their top is well below the waist.
- The mind I sway by, and the heart I bear, / Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear.
* 2003 , Charles Campion, The Rough Guide to London Restaurants (page 173)
- The dal tarka (£5) is made from whole yellow split peas, while sag aloo (£5) brings potatoes in a rich and oily spinach puree.