Sage vs Tumbleweed - What's the difference?
As a verb sage
is first-person singular indicative present form of
As a noun tumbleweed is
any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, , etc.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
Any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, , etc.
(attributive) Describing unwanted silence and inactivity. Often used of a situation when one makes a statement that is ignored or ill-received from one’s audience. Gives the impression that a tumbleweed has passed through the room, as the resultant silence is likened to that of a desolate desert.
* 2000 January 21, "Plsntgrn" in alt.music.progressive, "Re: SOAR Budget (A Long Guestimate)" [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.music.progressive/msg/c5bc2926d0712699]:
* 2005 , Trevor Wright, How to Be a Brilliant English Teacher [http://books.google.com/books?id=5V64WA533MoC], ISBN 041533246X, page 68:
- Putting an ad in the local paper that Spock's Beard and Arena are in town will get you a tumbleweed response and some wasted revenue.
- "Why do families argue?" may only induce the tumbleweed response. (Could you answer that question out of the blue?)
* tumbleweed moment