Gorge Gorge, n. [F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, g[.r] to devour. Cf. {Gorget}.] 1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach. [1913 Webster]

Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A narrow passage or entrance; as: (a) A defile between mountains. (b) The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of {Bastion}. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl. [1913 Webster]

And all the way, most like a brutish beast, e spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river. [1913 Webster]

5. (Arch.) A concave molding; a cavetto. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) The groove of a pulley. [1913 Webster]

7. (Angling) A primitive device used instead of a fishhook, consisting of an object easy to be swallowed but difficult to be ejected or loosened, as a piece of bone or stone pointed at each end and attached in the middle to a line. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Gorge circle} (Gearing), the outline of the smallest cross section of a hyperboloid of revolution.

{Circle of the gorge} (Math.), a minimum circle on a surface of revolution, cut out by a plane perpendicular to the axis.

{Gorge fishing}, trolling with a dead bait on a double hook which the fish is given time to swallow, or gorge.

{Gorge hook}, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead. --Knight. [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • gorge — GORGE. s. f. La partie du col qui est au dessous du menton. Il a la gorge enflée. prendre à la gorge. couper la gorge. pigeons à grosse gorge. couleur de gorge de pigeon. c est un franc masle, il a la gorge noire. Il se prend aussi, pour Le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • gorgé — gorgé, ée (gor jé, jée) part. passé de gorger. 1°   À qui on a mis de l aliment dans la gorge. Pigeon gorgé. 2°   Qui a beaucoup mangé. Un enfant gorgé de bonbons.    Terme de fauconnerie. Se dit d un oiseau qui est repu.    Fig. Gorgé de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Gorge — Gorge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gorged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gorging}.] [F. gorger. See {Gorge}, n.] 1. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities. [1913 Webster] The fish has gorged the hook. Johnson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GORGE — apud Higin. c. 174. At sorores Meleagri, praeter Gorgen et Deianir am flendo, Deorum voluntate, in aves sunt commutata, Stat. Theb. l. 5. v. 206. Heimum temer aria Gorge Evinctum ramis Γόργη Apollod. l. 1. de Ocnei liberis καὶ θυγατέρα Γόργην, ἣν …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • gorge — ► NOUN 1) a steep, narrow valley or ravine. 2) archaic the contents of the stomach. ► VERB ▪ eat a large amount greedily. ● one s gorge rises Cf. ↑one s gorge rises DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • gorge — [gôrj] n. [ME < OFr, throat, gullet < LL * gurga, throat, narrow pass, for L gurges, whirlpool < IE base * gwer , to swallow up > L vorare] 1. the throat or gullet 2. the crop or stomach of a hawk 3. a) the maw or stomach of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Gorge — Gorge, v. i. To eat greedily and to satiety. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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