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,
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.
Gorge circle Gearing, the outline of the smallest cross section of a hyperboloid of revolution.
Circle of the gorge Math., a minimum circle on a surface of revolution, cut out by a plane perpendicular to the axis.
Gorge fishing, trolling with a dead bait on a double hook which the fish is given time to swallow, or gorge.
Gorge hook, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead. --Knight.
Gorge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gorged p. pr. & vb. n. Gorging ]
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.
n 1: a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
2: a narrow pass (especially one between mountains) [syn: defile]
3: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach [syn: esophagus,
v : overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She
stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on
icecream" [syn: ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut,
stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize,
gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate,