Definition of sage
sager
sagest
sagely
adverbsageness
nounExamples of sage in a sentence
<a sage suggestion that she think long and hard before deciding to marry at such a young age>
Origin and Etymology of sage
Middle English, from AngloFrench, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere to taste, have good taste, be wise; akin to Oscan sipus knowing, Old Saxon ansebbian to perceive
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of sage
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Definition of sage
1 : one (as a profound philosopher) distinguished for wisdom
2 : a mature or venerable man of sound judgment
14th Century
First Known Use of sage
14th century
Origin and Etymology of sage
Middle English, from AngloFrench sage, salge, from Latin salvia, from salvus healthy; from its use as a medicinal herb — more at safe
First Known Use: 14th century
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playMedical Definition of sage
: a perennial mint of the genus Salvia (S. officinalis) having grayish green pungent and aromatic leaves that are much used in flavoring foods and as a mild tonic and astringent; broadly : any plant of the genus Salvia
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