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sagermore about sager


  1  definition  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}, 
  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. 
  3.  Grave;  serious;  solemn.  [R.]  ``[Great  bards]  in  sage  and 
  solemn  tunes  have  sung.''  --Milton. 

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