Sager vs Wager - What's the difference?

sager | wager |

As an adjective sager

is (sage).

As a noun wager is

something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge or wager can be agent noun of wage; one who wages.

As a verb wager is

to bet something; to put it up as collateral.




  • (sage)
  • Anagrams

    * ----



    Etymology 1

    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 .


  • Wise.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All you sage counsellors, hence!
  • * Milton
  • commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
  • (obsolete) grave; serious; solemn
  • * Milton
  • [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.
    * sagacious


    (en noun)
  • 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), ยง 34:
  • We aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage .
    * deep thinker, egghead, intellectual, pundit
    Derived terms
    * sagely * sageness * sage on the stage * Seven Sages

    See also

    * rishi * maharishi

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sauge, from (etyl) salvia, from , see safe .


  • The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
  • Synonyms
    * (herb) ramona
    Derived terms
    * sagebush * Sage Derby * sage dog * sage green * sage grouse * sage tea * sage thrasher * wood sage
    See also
    * salvia

    Etymology 3



    (en interjection)
  • (Internet slang)
  • Verb

  • (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
  • Usage notes

    * 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.



    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) wageure'', from ''wagier'' "to pledge" (compare Old French guagier, whence modern French gager). See also ''wage .


    (wikipedia wager) (en noun)
  • 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.
  • * Bentley
  • If any atheist can stake his soul for a wager against such an inexhaustible disproportion, let him never hereafter accuse others of credulity.
  • (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.
  • (Bouvier)
  • That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bet something; to put it up as collateral
  • I'd wager my boots on it.
  • (figuratively) To daresay.
  • I'll wager that Johnson knows something about all this.
    * (to daresay) lay odds

    Etymology 2

    From the verb, to wage + .


    (en noun)
  • Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
  • * 1912 , Pocumtack Valley Memorial Association, History and Proceedings of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association , p. 65:
  • They were wagers of warfare against the wilderness and the Indians, and founders of families and towns.
  • * 1957 , Elsa Maxwell, How to Do It; Or, The Lively Art of Entertaining , p. 7:
  • Hatshepsut was no wager of wars, no bloodstained conqueror.
    English agent nouns