from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
- adj. Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.
- adj. Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice.
- adj. Archaic Serious; solemn.
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia, especially S. officinalis, having aromatic grayish-green, opposite leaves. Also called ramona.
- n. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
- n. Any of various similar or related plants in the mint family.
- n. Sagebrush.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. wise
- n. a wise man or spiritual teacher; a man of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher
- n. A savory spice, Salvia officinalis, also planted for ornamental purposes. Scientific name: Salvia officinalis
- interj. Word used in the email field of imageboards to prevent a bump of the post. Used as an option rather than a word in some imageboard software
- v. The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
- n. The sagebrush.
- adj. Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious.
- adj. Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose.
- adj. Grave; serious; solemn.
- n. A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wise; judicious; prudent.
- Applied to advice: Sound; well-judged; adapted to the situation.
- Learned; profound; having great science.
- Synonyms Sagacious, Knowing, etc. (see astute), judicious. See list under sagacious.
- Oracular, venerable.
- n. A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; particularly, a man venerable for years, and known as a man of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.
- n. A plant of the genus Salvia, especially S. officinalis, the common garden sage.
- n. A name of certain plants of other genera. See the phrases below.
- n. In California, Trichostema lanatum, a labiate plant.
- n. See Kochia.
- n. In southern California, another whitish plant of the same order, Audibertia polystachya, a shrub from 3 to 10 feet high, useful in bee-pastures. It is one of the plants called greasewood.
- n. In Jamaica, species of Lantana.
- n. At the Cape of Good Hope, a large composite shrub, Tarchonanthus camphoratus, having a strong balsamic odor. Also called African fleabane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
- adj. having wisdom that comes with age and experience
- n. a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
- n. aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
- adj. of the grey-green color of sage leaves
This shrub is the _artemisia_ -- a species of wild sage or wormwood, -- and the plains upon which it grows are called by the hunters, who cross them, the _sage prairies_.
At squash planting time, the sage is about four inches high
While condemning every attempt of a people to establish its own liberties, Alexander still believed that in some countries sovereigns would do well to make their subjects a grant of what he called sage and liberal institutions.
In the first place the feet sink in the loose and sandy soil, in the second it is densely covered with the hideous porcupine; to avoid the constant prickings from this the walker is compelled to raise his feet to an unnatural height; and another hideous vegetation, which I call sage-bush, obstructs even more, although it does not pain so much as the irritans.
The name sage, meaning wisdom, appears to have had a different origin, but as the plant was reputed to strengthen the memory, there seems to be ground for believing that those who ate the plant would be wise.
This turkey breast, flavored with the traditional rosemary and sage, is also dusted with chili powder and served with a side of collard greens as a nod to Africa.
In fear of death, the quiet saint or sage is dying all his life.
The sage is subtle, overshadowed by the roast and hops; the hot peppers reach a crescendo way back in the throat, singeing the uvula.
And, just a word of sage counsel for your next movie role.
I think it is a better fit in sage brush, bitter brush, and other lighter brushy areas as well as marshes/wetlands.