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 (etyl) wageure'', from ''wagier'' "to pledge" (compare Old French guagier, whence modern French gager). See also ''wage .
Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
* Sir W. Temple
- Besides these Plates, the Wagers may be as the Persons please among themselves, but the Horses must be evidenced by good Testimonies to have been bred in Ireland.
(legal) A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
- If any atheist can stake his soul for a wager against such an inexhaustible disproportion, let him never hereafter accuse others of credulity.
That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
To bet something; to put it up as collateral
(figuratively) To daresay.
- I'd wager my boots on it.
- I'll wager that Johnson knows something about all this.
* (to daresay) lay odds
From the verb, to wage + .
Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
* 1912 , Pocumtack Valley Memorial Association, History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association , p. 65:
* 1957 , Elsa Maxwell, How to Do It; Or, The Lively Art of Entertaining , p. 7:
- They were wagers of warfare against the wilderness and the Indians, and founders of families and towns.
English agent nouns
- Hatshepsut was no wager of wars, no bloodstained conqueror.