To Gage. v.a. [gager, French.]
- To wager; to depone as a wager; to impawn; to give as a caution, pledge, or security.
Against the which, a moiety competent
Was gaged by our king. Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Drawing near the shore, he found the Turkish merchants making merry upon the main: unto these merchants he gave due salutations, gaging his faith for their safety, and they likewise to him. Knolles's History of the Turks.
- To measure; to take the contents of any vessel of liquids particularly. More properly gauge. See GAUGE.
We shall see your bearing.
— Nay, but I bar to-night: you shall not gage me
By what we do to-night. Shakesp. Merchant of Venice.