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  • 1 Ague — A gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] Brenning agues. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An intermittent fever,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Ague — [ e:gju] das; , <aus gleichbed. engl. ague zu altfr. aguë, dies verkürzt aus (m)lat. febris acuta »heftiges Fieber«> (veraltet) [amerik.] Sumpffieber …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 3 Ague — A gue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agued}.] To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit. Heywood. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 ague — (n.) malarial fever, c.1300, from O.Fr. ague an acute fever, from M.L. (febris) acuta sharp (fever), fem. of acutus sharp (see ACUTE (Cf. acute)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 ague — ague; ague·weed; …

    English syllables

  • 6 ague — [ā′gyo͞o΄] n. [ME < OFr ague < ML ( febris) acuta, violent (fever): see ACUTE] 1. a fever, usually malarial, marked by regularly recurring chills 2. a chill; fit of shivering aguish [ā′gyo͞o ish] adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 ague — ► NOUN archaic 1) malaria or some other illness involving fever and shivering. 2) a fever or shivering fit. ORIGIN from Latin acuta febris acute fever …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Ague — A fever (such as from malaria) that is marked by paroxysms of chills, fever, and sweating recurring regular intervals. Also a fit of shivering, a chill. Hence, ague can refer to both chills and fevers. Pronounced A ( )gyü with the accent solidly… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 ague — [14] In its origins, ague is the same word as acute. It comes from the Latin phrase febris acuta ‘sharp fever’ (which found its way into Middle English as fever agu). In the Middle Ages the Latin adjective acuta came to be used on its own as a… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 10 ague — [14] In its origins, ague is the same word as acute. It comes from the Latin phrase febris acuta ‘sharp fever’ (which found its way into Middle English as fever agu). In the Middle Ages the Latin adjective acuta came to be used on its own as a… …

    Word origins

  • 11 ague — 1. noun /ˈeɪ.ɡju/ a) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits. b) The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague. 2. verb /ˈeɪ.ɡju/ To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 ague — UK [ˈeɪɡjuː] / US [ˈeɪˌɡju] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms ague : singular ague plural agues an old word for illness in which you have a fever, feel cold, and shiver (= shake slightly) …

    English dictionary

  • 13 ague — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French ague, from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta, literally, sharp fever, from Latin, feminine of acutus sharp more at acute Date: 14th century 1. a fever (as malaria) marked by paroxysms of chills, fever …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 ague — aguelike, adj. /ay gyooh/, n. 1. Pathol. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits. 2. a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the… …

    Universalium

  • 15 Aguè — agoassè, agoè, aguè réservoir d eau, canal, conduite d eau Gascogne. Var.: aygassè …

    Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • 16 ague — n. 1. Chilliness, cold, chill, shiver, shivering, shivering fit, shakes. 2. Intermittent fever, fever and ague, chills, chills and fever …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 ague — a•gue [[t]ˈeɪ gyu[/t]] n. 1) pat chills, fever, and sweating associated with malaria 2) pat any fever marked by shivering • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < MF, short for fievre ague acute fever < L febris acūta a′gu•ish, adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 ague — maliarija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ūminė infekcinė liga, kuriai būdinga periodiškai besikartojantis karščiavimas, padidėjusios kepenys ir blužnis, mažakraujystė. Sukelia pirmuonys plazmodijai. Užkrato šaltinis –… …

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  • 19 Ague —    The translation in Lev. 26:16 (R.V., fever ) of the Hebrew word kaddah ath, meaning kindling , i.e., an inflammatory or burning fever. In Deut. 28:22 the word is rendered fever …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 20 Ague — Feverish sickness with high fever, perhaps the *sweating sickness or malaria. Severe cases were probably genuine influenza; others, the bad headcold we persist in calling flu. [< Lat. acuta = acute] …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases