Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a gorge or throat; throated.
- In heraldry, bearing something around its neck; especially and more accurately, having a crown or coronet round its neck: as, a swan ducally gorged. Also collared.
- Glutted; over-fed; stuffed.
- adj. With a stomach stuffed full of food.
- adj. heraldry With the neck collared or encircled by an object.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of gorge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a gorge or throat.
- adj. (Her.) Bearing a coronet or ring about the neck.
- adj. Glutted; fed to the full.
- From gorge, from French gorger, from Old French gorge (Wiktionary)
“Ever since the CD revolution of the '80s, when the record labels gorged on the profits from reselling the public albums they already owned at twice the original price, we've been inundated with box sets and special editions with bonus tracks designed to make us shell out for our old favorites over and over.”
“Mr. Gross has adopted as a factory mark his family crest, a falcon rising ducally gorged, which is printed on each piece in black.”
“In his early life as well as later, spasmodic fits of abnormal mental activity when he 'gorged' books, especially the classics, as he did food, alternated with other fits of indolence.”
“The lifeless body floated at the end of a grappling hook like a dead fish, right eye gorged by a prong.”
“Billions of flies gorged themselves on the great stacks of refuse and excrement.”
“He'd gorged on canned peaches and yams for five months, gaining fifty pounds, but then proceeded to lose over sixty the next five as the abandoned grocery store's stock slowly shrank.”
“As the Bounder sailed from Chastor, there was mug after mug of coffee, and then Umber gorged himself on fruit, bread, fish, and cheese and washed it down with a mug of ale.”
“I gorged myself on yummy dulce de leche desserts, tried crocodile (see above picture), ate steak, sampled every type of empanadas, found the best alfajores, fell in love with croissants filled with melted cheese and ham … everything was excellent …”
“By midmorning the remaining coyote, bloody-muzzled and gorged, waddled away reluctantly.”
“She encouraged me to sing and dance and tell jokes every Friday night, Shabbat, in the windowsill of her living room after everyone had gorged on her brisket.”
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