esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gullet

(noun) the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

defile, gorge

(noun) a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)


(noun) a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)

gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out

(verb) overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; “She stuffed herself at the dinner”; “The kids binged on ice cream”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Proper noun


A male given name


• Grego, Rogge, grego

Etymology 1


gorge (plural gorges)

(archaic) The front aspect of the neck; the outside of the throat.

(archaic, literary) The inside of the throat; the esophagus, the gullet; (falconry, specifically) the crop or gizzard of a hawk.

Food that has been taken into the gullet or the stomach, particularly if it is regurgitated or vomited out.

(US) A choking or filling of a channel or passage by an obstruction; the obstruction itself.

(architectural element) A concave moulding; a cavetto.

(architectural element, fortification) The rearward side of an outwork, a bastion, or a fort, often open, or not protected against artillery.

(fishing) A primitive device used instead of a hook to catch fish, consisting of an object that is 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.

(geography) A deep, narrow passage with steep, rocky sides, particularly one with a stream running through it; a ravine.

Synonym: canyon

(mechanical engineering) The groove of a pulley.

Usage notes

• (food taken into the gullet or stomach): A person's gorge is said to rise (that is, they feel as if they are about to vomit) if they feel irritated or nauseated.

Etymology 2


gorge (third-person singular simple present gorges, present participle gorging, simple past and past participle gorged)

(intransitive, reflexive) To stuff the gorge or gullet with food; to eat greedily and in large quantities.

(transitive) To swallow, especially with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities.

(transitive) To fill up to the throat; to glut, to satiate.

Synonyms: sate, stuff

(transitive) To fill up (an organ, a vein, etc.); to block up or obstruct; (US, specifically) of ice: to choke or fill a channel or passage, causing an obstruction.

Synonym: engorge


gorge (plural gorges)

An act of gorging.

Etymology 3


gorge (comparative more gorge, superlative most gorge)

(slang) Gorgeous.


• Grego, Rogge, grego

Source: Wiktionary

Gorge, n. Etym: [F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, gr 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. Spenser. Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it. Shak.

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,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.)

Definition: A concave molding; a cavetto. Gwilt.

6. (Naut.)

Definition: 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.] Etym: [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. 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.

Gorge, v. i.

Definition: To eat greedily and to satiety. Milton.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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