sage
Pronunciation Adjective

sage (comparative sager, superlative sagest)

  1. Wise.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iv]:
      All you sage counsellors, hence!
    • 1670, John Milton, The History of Britain, […] , London: Printed by J.M. for James Alleſtry, […] , OCLC 78038412 ↗:
      commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
  2. (obsolete) grave; serious; solemn
    • 1645, John Milton, “Penseroso”, in Poems of Mr. John Milton, […] , London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moſely,  […], OCLC 606951673 ↗:
      [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.
Synonyms
  • (wise) seeSynonyms en
  • (grave) seeSynonyms en
Translations Noun

sage (plural sages)

  1. A wise person or spiritual teacher; someone of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.
Synonyms
  • (wise person) seeSynonyms en
Translations Noun

sage (uncountable)

  1. The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
  2. Any plant in the genus Salvia
  3. Any of a number of plants such as sagebrush considered to be similar to Salvia officinalis, mostly because they are small shrubs and have gray foliage or are aromatic.
Translations Translations Interjection
  1. (Internet slang) Word used in the email field of imageboards to prevent a bump of the post. Used as an option rather than a word in some imageboard software.
    sage in all fields
Verb

sage (sages, present participle saging; past and past participle saged)

  1. (Internet slang) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply.
    Reminder to sage and report.

Sage
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A male given name.
    • 1974, Alison Lurie, The War Between the Tates: A Novel, Open Road Media (2012) (ISBN 9781453271209)
      She wanted to give the child a unique, meaningful name; among those she and Linda liked, she said, were Laurel and Lavender. Or if it was a boy, perhaps Sage . “Why not Spinach or Cabbage?” Brian had scoffed.
  3. A female given name.
  4. (Wicca) One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca, representing a man, older than a middle aged Father and boyish Master



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