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sage


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sage  \Sage\,  a.  [Compar.  {Sager};  superl.  {Sagest}.]  [F.,  fr  L. 
  sapius  (only  in  nesapius  unwise,  foolish),  fr  sapere  to  be 
  wise;  perhaps  akin  to  E.  sap.  Cf  {Savor},  {Sapient}, 
  {Insipid}.] 
  1.  Having  nice  discernment  and  powers  of  judging;  prudent; 
  grave;  sagacious. 
 
  All  you  sage  counselors,  hence!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Proceeding  from  wisdom;  well  judged;  shrewd;  well  adapted 
  to  the  purpose. 
 
  Commanders,  who  cloaking  their  fear  under  show  of 
  sage  advice,  counseled  the  general  to  retreat. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Grave;  serious;  solemn.  [R.]  ``[Great  bards]  in  sage  and 
  solemn  tunes  have  sung.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sage  \Sage\,  n.  [OE.  sauge,  F.  sauge,  L.  salvia,  from  salvus 
  saved,  in  allusion  to  its  reputed  healing  virtues.  See 
  {Safe}.]  (Bot.) 
  a  A  suffruticose  labiate  plant  ({Salvia  officinalis})  with 
  grayish  green  foliage,  much  used  in  flavoring  meats,  etc 
  The  name  is  often  extended  to  the  whole  genus,  of  which 
  many  species  are  cultivated  for  ornament,  as  the  scarlet 
  sage,  and  Mexican  red  and  blue  sage. 
  b  The  sagebrush. 
 
  {Meadow  sage}  (Bot.),  a  blue-flowered  species  of  Salvia  ({S. 
  pratensis})  growing  in  meadows  in  Europe. 
 
  {Sage  cheese},  cheese  flavored  with  sage,  and  colored  green 
  by  the  juice  of  leaves  of  spinach  and  other  plants  which 
  are  added  to  the  milk. 
 
  {Sage  cock}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  male  of  the  sage  grouse;  in  a 
  more  general  sense  the  specific  name  of  the  sage  grouse. 
 
 
  {Sage  green},  of  a  dull  grayish  green  color,  like  the  leaves 
  of  garden  sage. 
 
  {Sage  grouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  American  grouse 
  ({Centrocercus  urophasianus}),  native  of  the  dry  sagebrush 
  plains  of  Western  North  America.  Called  also  {cock  of  the 
  plains}.  The  male  is  called  {sage  cock},  and  the  female 
  {sage  hen}. 
 
  {Sage  hare},  or  {Sage  rabbit}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  hare 
  ({Lepus  Nuttalli,  or  artemisia})  which  inhabits  the  arid 
  regions  of  Western  North  America  and  lives  among 
  sagebrush.  By  recent  writers  it  is  considered  to  be  merely 
  a  variety  of  the  common  cottontail,  or  wood  rabbit. 
 
  {Sage  hen}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  female  of  the  sage  grouse. 
 
  {Sage  sparrow}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  sparrow  ({Amphispiza 
  Belli},  var.  {Nevadensis})  which  inhabits  the  dry  plains 
  of  the  Rocky  Mountain  region,  living  among  sagebrush. 
 
  {Sage  thrasher}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  singing  bird  ({Oroscoptes 
  montanus})  which  inhabits  the  sagebrush  plains  of  Western 
  North  America. 
 
  {Sage  willow}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  willow  ({Salix  tristis}) 
  forming  a  low  bush  with  nearly  sessile  grayish  green 
  leaves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sage  \Sage\,  n. 
  A  wise  man;  a  man  of  gravity  and  wisdom;  especially,  a  man 
  venerable  for  years,  and  of  sound  judgment  and  prudence;  a 
  grave  philosopher. 
 
  At  his  birth  a  star,  Unseen  before  in  heaven,  proclaims 
  him  come  And  guides  the  Eastern  sages.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sage 
  adj  1:  having  wisdom  that  comes  with  age  and  experience 
  2:  of  the  gray-green  color  of  sage  leaves  [syn:  {sage-green}] 
  n  1:  a  mentor  in  spiritual  and  philosophical  topics  [syn:  {guru}, 
  {mahatma}] 
  2:  aromatic  fresh  or  dried  gray-green  leaves  used  widely  as 
  seasoning  for  meats  and  fowl  and  game  etc 
  3:  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Salvia;  cosmopolitan 
  [syn:  {salvia}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Sage,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72573 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SAGE 
 
  1.    {Systems  Administrators  Guild}. 
 
  2.    {Semi-Automatic  Ground  Environment}. 
 
  (2001-01-27) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAGE 
  Software  Aided  Group  Environment  (GSS,  NUS) 
 
 




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