from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gage, Thomas 1721-1787. British general and colonial administrator. As governor of Massachusetts (1774-1775) his attempts to suppress colonial resistance led to the start of the American Revolution.
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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.
An occupational surname from Middle English gage, gauge "measure" for an assayer, or gage "pledge" for a moneylender. (Wiktionary)