Meaning of gorge


Pronunciation: (gôrj), [key]
— n., v., gorged, gorg•ing.
  1. a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, esp. 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. the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork. See diag. under
  8. 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.
  10. to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.
  1. to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively): He gorged himself. They were gorged.
  2. to swallow, esp. greedily.
  3. to choke up (usually used passively).
  1. to eat greedily.


Pronunciation: (gôrj), [key]
— n. Heraldry.
  1. gurge (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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