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NOUN (3)

1. a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it);

2. a narrow pass (especially one between mountains);
[syn: defile, gorge]

3. the passage between the pharynx and the stomach;
[syn: esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gullet]


VERB (1)

1. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself;
- Example: "She stuffed herself at the dinner"
- Example: "The kids binged on ice cream"
[syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gorge \Gorge\, v. i. To eat greedily and to satiety. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gorge \Gorge\, n. [F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, g[.r] to devour. Cf. Gorget.] 1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach. [1913 Webster] Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A narrow passage or entrance; as: (a) A defile between mountains. (b) The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl. [1913 Webster] And all the way, most like a brutish beast, e spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river. [1913 Webster] 5. (Arch.) A concave molding; a cavetto. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) The groove of a pulley. [1913 Webster] 7. (Angling) A primitive device used instead of a fishhook, consisting of an object easy to be swallowed but difficult to be ejected or loosened, as a piece of bone or stone pointed at each end and attached in the middle to a line. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Gorge circle (Gearing), the outline of the smallest cross section of a hyperboloid of revolution. Circle of the gorge (Math.), a minimum circle on a surface of revolution, cut out by a plane perpendicular to the axis. Gorge fishing, trolling with a dead bait on a double hook which the fish is given time to swallow, or gorge. Gorge hook, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead. --Knight. [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gorge \Gorge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gorged; p. pr. & vb. n. Gorging.] [F. gorger. See Gorge, n.] 1. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities. [1913 Webster] The fish has gorged the hook. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate. [1913 Webster] The giant gorged with flesh. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gorge n 1: a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it) 2: a narrow pass (especially one between mountains) [syn: defile, gorge] 3: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach [syn: esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gullet] v 1: overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream" [syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

171 Moby Thesaurus words for "gorge": abysm, abyss, allay, arroyo, bar, barrier, batten, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, bolt, bolt down, bottleneck, box canyon, breach, break, canyon, cavity, cecum, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, choke, choking, choking off, cleft, cleuch, clog, clough, clove, cloy, col, congest, congestion, constipation, costiveness, coulee, couloir, crack, cram, cranny, crevasse, crevice, crowd, cul-de-sac, cut, cwm, dead end, defile, dell, devour, dike, ditch, donga, draw, drench, embolism, embolus, engorge, esophagus, excavation, fauces, fault, fill, fill up, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gill, glut, gluttonize, gobble, goozle, gormandize, groove, gulch, gulf, gullet, gully, gulp, gulp down, guttle, guzzle, hals, hole, impasse, impediment, incision, infarct, infarction, jade, jam, jam-pack, joint, kloof, leak, live to eat, moat, notch, nullah, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, opening, overburden, overcharge, overdose, overeat, overfeed, overfill, overgorge, overindulge, overlade, overload, oversaturate, overstuff, overweight, pack, pall, pass, passage, pharynx, raven, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, scissure, sealing off, seam, slake, slit, slot, soak, split, stall, stodge, stop, stoppage, strangulation, stuff, supercharge, supersaturate, surcharge, surfeit, swallow, throat, trench, valley, void, vomit, wadi, weasand, wizen, wolf, wolf down