Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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\'f0 to devour. Cf. Gorget.]
1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach.
Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain.
Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it.
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.
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.
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.
Gorge circle (Gearing), the outline of the smallest cross section of a hyperboloid of revolution. -- Gorge hook, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead. Knight.
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.
The fish has gorged the hook.
2. To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.
The giant gorged with flesh.
Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite.
Gorge, v. i. To eat greedily and to satiety.
result(s) from the 1828
GORGE, n. gorj. [L. gurges.]1. The throat; the gullet; the canal of the neck by which food passes to the stomach.2. In architecture, the narrowest part of the Tuscan and Doric capitals, between the astragal, above the shaft of the column, and the annulets.3. In fortification, the entrance of the platform of any work.4. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
GORGE, v.t. gorj. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities. Hence,1. To glut; to fill the throat or stomach; to satiate. The giant, gorged with flesh---
GORGE, v.i. To feed.