Gorebill to Gossip
(Gore"bill`) n. [2d gore + bill.] (Zoöl.) The garfish. [Prov. Eng.]
(Gor"fly`) n.; pl. Gorflies [Gore (AS. gor) dung + fly.] (Zoöl.) A dung fly.
(Gorge) n. [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,Spenser.
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. Gwilt.
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.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. To eat greedily and to satiety. Milton.
1. Having a gorge or throat.
2. (Her.) Bearing a coronet or ring about the neck.
3. Glutted; fed to the full.
(Gor"ge*let) n. (Zoöl.) A small gorget, as of a humming bird.