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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorge  \Gorge\,  n.  (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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  fish  has  gorged  the  hook.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  To  glut;  to  fill  up  to  the  throat;  to  satiate. 
 
  The  giant  gorged  with  flesh.  --Addison. 
 
  Gorge  with  my  blood  thy  barbarous  appetite. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Wherewith  he  gripped  her  gorge  with  so  great  pain. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Now  how  abhorred!  .  .  .  my  gorge  rises  at  it 
  --Shak. 
 
  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}. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  gorged  or  swallowed,  especially  by  a  hawk  or 
  other  fowl. 
 
  And  all  the  way  most  like  a  brutish  beast,  e  spewed 
  up  his  gorge,  that  all  did  him  detest.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  A  filling  or  choking  of  a  passage  or  channel  by  an 
  obstruction;  as  an  ice  gorge  in  a  river. 
 
  5.  (Arch.)  A  concave  molding;  a  cavetto.  --Gwilt. 
 
  6.  (Naut.)  The  groove  of  a  pulley. 
 
  {Gorge  circle}  (Gearing),  the  outline  of  the  smallest  cross 
  section  of  a  hyperboloid  of  revolution. 
 
  {Gorge  hook},  two  fishhooks,  separated  by  a  piece  of  lead. 
  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorge  \Gorge\,  v.  i. 
  To  eat  greedily  and  to  satiety.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gorge 
  n  1:  a  deep  ravine  (usually  with  a  river  running  through  it) 
  2:  a  narrow  pass  (especially  one  between  mountains)  [syn:  {defile}] 
  3:  the  passage  between  the  pharynx  and  the  stomach  [syn:  {esophagus}, 
  {oesophagus},  {gullet}] 
  v  :  overeat  or  eat  immodestly;  make  a  pig  of  oneself  [syn:  {ingurgitate}, 
  {overindulge},  {glut},  {englut},  {stuff},  {engorge},  {overgorge}, 
  {overeat},  {gormandize},  {gormandise},  {gourmandize},  {binge}, 
  {pig  out},  {satiate},  {scarf  out}]  [ant:  {nibble}] 




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