What does gorge mean?

Definitions for gorge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gorgenoun

    a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)

  2. defile, gorgenoun

    a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

  3. esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gulletverb

    the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

  4. gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf outverb

    overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

    "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GORGEnoun

    Etymology: gorge, French.

    There were birds also made so finely, that they did not only deceive the sight with their figures, but the hearing with their songs, which the watry instruments did make their gorge deliver. Philip Sidney.

    And now how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Her delicate tenderness will find itself abused, begin to heave the gorge, disrelish and abhor the Moor. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    And all the way, most like a brutish beast,
    He spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest. Fa. Queen.

  2. To Gorgeverb

    Etymology: gorger, French.

    Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death,
    Gorg’d with the dearest morsel of the earth. William Shakespeare, Ro. and Jul.

    Being with his presence glutted, gorg’d, and full. William Shakespeare.

    He that makes his generation messes,
    To gorge his appetite. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite. Dryden.

    I must therefore desire, that they will not gorge him either with nonsense or obscenity. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    Nor would his slaughter’d army now have lain
    On Africk’s sands, disfigur’d with their wounds,
    To gorge the wolves and vultures of Numidia. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    The giant, gorg’d with flesh, and wine, and blood,
    Lay stretcht at length, and snoring in his den. Addison.


  1. gorge

    A gorge is a narrow valley or ravine with steep, rocky walls, often formed by a river or stream eroding the rock over thousands of years. It is typically deeper than it is wide. More broadly, the term can also refer to consuming food or drink greedily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gorgenoun

    the throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach

  2. Gorgenoun

    a narrow passage or entrance

  3. Gorgenoun

    a defile between mountains

  4. Gorgenoun

    the entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion

  5. Gorgenoun

    that which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl

  6. Gorgenoun

    a filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river

  7. Gorgenoun

    a concave molding; a cavetto

  8. Gorgenoun

    the groove of a pulley

  9. Gorgenoun

    to swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities

  10. Gorgenoun

    to glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate

  11. Gorgeverb

    to eat greedily and to satiety

  12. Etymology: [F. gorger. See Gorge, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gorge

    gorj, n. the throat: a narrow pass among hills: (fort.) the entrance to an outwork.—v.t. to swallow greedily: to glut.—v.i. to feed.—adj. Gorged, having a gorge or throat: glutted: (her.) having a crown or coronet about the neck.—n. Gorg′et, a piece of armour for the throat: a military ornament round the neck (see Armour).—Have one's gorge rise, to be disgusted or irritated; Heave the gorge, to retch. [O. Fr.,—L. gurges, a whirlpool.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gorge

    The upper and narrowest part of a transverse valley, usually containing the upper bed of a torrent. Also, in fortification, a line joining the inner extremities of a work.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gorge

    The entrance into any piece of a fortification, which consists of the distance or space between the inner extremities of the two faces; as, between the faces of a half-moon, redoubt, bastion, redan, lunette, etc.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GORGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gorge is ranked #60505 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gorge surname appeared 333 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gorge.

    61.2% or 204 total occurrences were White.
    20.1% or 67 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    12.9% or 43 total occurrences were Black.
    3.3% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gorge in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gorge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of gorge in a Sentence

  1. William Ja:

    Eat in moderation and graze over a longer period, rather than gorge over a short time.

  2. Bianca Phillips:

    We're supposed to gorge and let go of any food rules, it's a holiday, and we're celebrating!

  3. Woody Bair:

    We're concerned, as Lake Powell has gone down over all the years, we worry,' Is Flaming Gorge going to get to the point where it doesn't generate electricity or goes way, way down ?'.

  4. Capitol Reef National Park:

    The Scenic Drive, Grand Wash, [and] Capitol Gorge all experienced flash floods yesterday, these roads remain closed. Search [and] Rescue teams were able to rescue all visitors from these areas by 10 p.m. last night.

  5. Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques on Friday:

    We are very sorry for the distress we have caused the PKKP in relation to Juukan Gorge and our first priority remains rebuilding trust with the PKKP.

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  • devorar, gola, gargamellaCatalan, Valencian
  • soutěska, rokle, žrát, hltatCzech
  • SchluchtGerman
  • μπουκώνομαι, περιδρομιάζω, λαιμός, καταβροχθίζω, φαράγγιGreek
  • hartarse, atiborrarse, gargantaSpanish
  • گلوگاه, لمباندن, گلوPersian
  • kurkku, sola, kuilu, hotkia, rotko, kuru, ahmiaFinnish
  • gorger, se gorgerFrench
  • ձորArmenian
  • golaItalian
  • 峡谷, 食道, 食い溜めJapanese
  • 목구멍, 꿀꺽하다, 협곡, 골짜기, 삼키다Korean
  • kopiMāori
  • gaungMalay
  • kloof, strot, schrokkenDutch
  • gardło, wąwóz, jarPolish
  • [[empanturrar-se]] [[de]], devorar, gorja, gargantaPortuguese
  • înfulecaRomanian
  • теснина, пищевод, ущелье, жратьRussian
  • теснац, grkljan, ждерати, наситити се, klisura, tesnac, наситити, nasititi se, гркљан, klanac, клисура, nasititi, кланац, žderatiSerbo-Croatian
  • svalg, pass, proppa i sigSwedish

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    a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
    • A. nidus
    • B. liniment
    • C. defilement
    • D. macron

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