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  Dictionary Definition of gage

Gage
noun Thomas, 1721--87, British general in America 1763--76.
gage [1]
noun
1. something, as a glove, thrown down in token of challenge to combat.
2. a challenge.
3. a pledge or pawn; security.
-- verb (t) ( gaged, gaging )
4. Archaic. to pledge, stake, or wager.
[ME, from OF: pledge, security; of Gmc origin. Cf. WAGE ]