Gorge



[gawrj] /gɔrdʒ/

noun
1.
a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.
2.
a small canyon.
3.
a gluttonous meal.
4.
something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
5.
an obstructing mass:
an ice gorge.
6.
the seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
7.
Fortification. the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork.
8.
Also called gorge hook. a primitive type of fishhook consisting of a piece of stone or bone with sharpened ends and a hole or groove in the center for fastening a line.
9.
the throat; gullet.
verb (used with object), gorged, gorging.
10.
to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively):
He gorged himself. They were gorged.
11.
to swallow, especially greedily.
12.
to choke up (usually used passively).
verb (used without object), gorged, gorging.
13.
to eat greedily.
Idioms
14.
make one’s gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust:
The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.
[gawrj] /gɔrdʒ/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
(def 2).
/ɡɔːdʒ/
noun
1.
a deep ravine, esp one through which a river runs
2.
the contents of the stomach
3.
feelings of disgust or resentment (esp in the phrase one’s gorge rises)
4.
an obstructing mass: an ice gorge
5.
(fortifications)

6.
(archaic) the throat or gullet
verb
7.
(intransitive) (falconry) (of hawks) to eat until the crop is completely full
8.
to swallow (food) ravenously
9.
(transitive) to stuff (oneself) with food
n.

mid-14c., “throat,” from Old French gorge “throat, bosom,” from Late Latin gurges “gullet, throat, jaws,” of uncertain origin, probably related to Latin gurgulio “gullet, windpipe,” from PIE *gwere- “to swallow.” Transferred sense of “deep, narrow valley” was in Old French.
v.

“eat greedily,” c.1300, from Old French gorger, from gorge (see gorge (n.)). Related: Gorged; gorging.
gorge
(gôrj)
A deep, narrow valley with steep rocky sides, often with a stream flowing through it. Gorges are smaller and narrower than canyons and are often a part of a canyon.

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