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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gorge
Senses
  1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach."Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain." [Spenser.]"Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it." [Shak.]
  2. A narrow passage or entrance
    1. A defile between mountains.
    2. The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion.
  3. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl."And all the way, most like a brutish beast, e spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest." [Spenser.]
  4. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.
  5. [Arch] A concave molding; a cavetto.
  6. [Naut] The groove of a pulley.
  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.

Etymology: F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, gṛ to devour. Cf. Gorget

verb Gorge
Senses
  1. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities."The fish has gorged the hook." [Johnson.]
  2. To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate."The giant gorged with flesh." [Addison.]" Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite." [Dryden.]

Etymology: F. gorger. See Gorge (n.)

verb Gorge
To eat greedily and to satiety.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  2. A narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
  3. A deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
  4. Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
Wiktionary

From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin gurga, likely connected to Latin gurges (“a whirlpool, eddy, gulf or sea”)

  1. A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
  2. The throat or gullet.
  3. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
  4. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction.
    an ice in a river
  5. (architecture) A concave moulding; a cavetto.
  6. (nautical) The groove of a pulley.
  7. (fishing) A primitive device used instead of a hook, consisting of an object easy to swallow but difficult to eject or loosen, such as a piece of bone or stone pointed at each end and attached in the middle to a line.
  8. (heraldry) A whirlpool.

Shortened from gorgeous.

    gorge was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Middle French, Norman, and Old French

    Notable Persons Named Gorge

    Ǵorge Ivanov is a 4th President of Macedonia. Ǵorge was born on May 2nd, 1960 in Valandovo.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Gorge

    Rémy was born on June 18th, 1923.

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 5 0 5
    1898 5 0 5
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    2007 21 0 21
    2008 12 0 12
    2009 12 0 12
    2010 9 0 9
    2011 6 0 6
    2012 8 0 8
    2014 6 0 6
    2016 8 0 8

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Gorge U.S.
      White 61.26% 64.26%
      African American 12.91% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.30% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 20.12% 16.26%

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    • How Popular is the name Gorge? Gorge is the 5,721st most popular name of all time. As a last name Gorge was the 60,505th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Gorge have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,602 babies born with the first name Gorge in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gorge to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gorge? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • What year had the most people named Gorge born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gorge was in 1975 with a total of 62 babies.
    • Random Gorge Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gorge is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1958.
    • Weird things about the name Gorge: Your name in reverse order is Egrog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Egrog. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Gorge? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 333 people with the last name Gorge.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gorge? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gorge as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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