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sage 1

 (sāj)
n.
One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
adj. sag·er, sag·est
1. Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.
2. Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice.
3. Archaic Serious; solemn.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

sage′ly adv.
sage′ness n.

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sage2
common sage
Salvia officinalis

sage 2

 (sāj)
n.
1.
a. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, especially S. officinalis, having aromatic grayish-green leaves.
b. The leaves of S. officinalis used as a seasoning.
2. Any of various similar or related plants, chiefly in the mint family.
3. Sagebrush.

[Middle English sauge, from Old French, from Latin salvia, from salvus, healthy; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sage

(seɪdʒ)
n
a man revered for his profound wisdom
adj
1. profoundly wise or prudent
2. obsolete solemn
[C13: from Old French, from Latin sapere to be sensible; see sapient]
ˈsagely adv
ˈsageness n

sage

(seɪdʒ)
n
1. (Plants) a perennial Mediterranean plant, Salvia officinalis, having grey-green leaves and purple, blue, or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Cookery) the leaves of this plant, used in cooking for flavouring
3. (Plants) short for sagebrush
[C14: from Old French saulge, from Latin salvia, from salvus safe, in good health (from the curative properties attributed to the plant)]

sage1

(seɪdʒ)

n., adj. sag•er, sag•est. n.
1. a profoundly wise person, esp. one famed for wisdom.
2. an experienced person respected for sound judgment.
adj.
3. wise, judicious, or prudent: sage advice.
[1250–1300; Middle English (n. and adj.) < Old French « Late Latin sapidus wise, tasteful (Latin: tasty) =sap(ere) to know, be wise, orig. to taste (compare sapient) + -idus -id4]
sage′ly, adv.
sage′ness, n.

sage2

(seɪdʒ)

n.
1. any plant or shrub belonging to the genus Salvia, of the mint family, esp. the herb S.officinalis, whose grayish green leaves are used in medicine and in cooking.
2. the leaves themselves.
[1275–1325; Middle English sa(u)ge < Middle French sau(l)ge < Latin salvia, derivative of salvus safe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sage - a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdomsage - a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
Hakham - a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
mahatma - (Hinduism) term of respect for a brahmin sage
mentor, wise man - a wise and trusted guide and advisor
2.sage - aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
clary sage - fresh leaves used in omelets and fritters and with lamb
common sage, ramona, Salvia officinalis - shrubby plant with aromatic greyish-green leaves used as a cooking herb
3.sage - any of various plants of the genus Salviasage - any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Salvia - large genus of shrubs and subshrubs of the mint family varying greatly in habit: sage
Salvia azurea, blue sage - blue-flowered sage of dry prairies of the eastern United States
clary sage, Salvia clarea - stout Mediterranean sage with white or pink or violet flowers; yields oil used as a flavoring and in perfumery
mealy sage, Salvia farinacea, blue sage - Texas sage having intensely blue flowers
blue sage, Salvia lancifolia, Salvia reflexa - sage of western North America to Central America having violet-blue flowers; widespread in cultivation
chaparral sage, purple sage, Salvia leucophylla - silvery-leaved California herb with purple flowers
cancer weed, cancerweed, Salvia lyrata - sage of eastern United States
common sage, ramona, Salvia officinalis - shrubby plant with aromatic greyish-green leaves used as a cooking herb
meadow clary, Salvia pratensis - tall perennial Old World salvia with violet-blue flowers; found in open grasslands
clary, Salvia sclarea - aromatic herb of southern Europe; cultivated in Great Britain as a potherb and widely as an ornamental
pitcher sage, Salvia spathacea - California erect and sparsely branched perennial
Mexican mint, Salvia divinorum - an herb from Oaxaca that has a powerful hallucinogenic effect; the active ingredient is salvinorin
Salvia verbenaca, vervain sage, wild clary, wild sage - Eurasian sage with blue flowers and foliage like verbena; naturalized in United States
Adj.1.sage - having wisdom that comes with age and experience
wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
2.sage - of the grey-green color of sage leaves
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

sage

adjective
1. wise, learned, intelligent, sensible, politic, acute, discerning, prudent, canny, judicious, perspicacious, sagacious, sapient He was famous for his sage advice to young painters.

sage

noun
A usually elderly person noted for wisdom, knowledge, and judgment:
adjective
1. Possessing or showing sound judgment and keen perception:
2. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
Translations
إنسان حَكيمحَكيم، عاقِلمَرْيَمِيَّه
moudrýmudrcšalvějrozumný
salvievisvismand
salviatietäjäviisas
bölcs
salvíaspakur, viturlegurspekingur
gudraisgudrsprātīgsprātniekssalvija
mudrcmúdryšalvia
ada çayıbilge kişibilgece

sage

1 [seɪdʒ]
A. ADJ (= wise) → sabio; (= sensible) → cuerdo
B. Nsabio/a m/f

sage

2 [seɪdʒ]
A. N (= herb) → salvia f
B. CPD sage and onion stuffing Nrelleno m de cebolla con salvia
sage green ADJverde salvia inv Nverde m salvia

sage

[ˈseɪdʒ] n
(= herb) → sauge f
(= wise person) → sage msage green n & adjvert m cendré inv

sage

1
nWeise(r) m
adj (+er)weise

sage

2
n (Bot) → Salbei m

sage

1 [seɪdʒ]
1. adj (liter) → saggio/a
2. n (man) → saggio

sage

2 [seɪdʒ] n (herb) → salvia
sage and onion stuffing → ripieno di salvia e cipolla

sage1

(seidʒ) noun
a plant whose leaves are used as flavouring in cooking.

sage2

(seidʒ) noun
a wise man. the sages of past centuries.
adjective
wise. sage advice.
ˈsagely adverb

sage

n. salvia.

sage

n (bot) salvia
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It's your little mind, Demi," replied the sage, stroking the yellow head respectfully.
Although she may not be aware of it, she is an instrument of God, bearing the mes- sage of truth.
She kissed Edna upon the shoulder, and whispered: "Bonne nuit, ma reine; soyez sage.
Chingachgook"--he spoke in Delaware--"my brother, we have fought our last battle together, and the Maquas will triumph in the death of the sage man of the Mohicans, and of the pale face, whose eyes can make night as day, and level the clouds to the mists of the springs
Instead of pursuing any weightier topic, Uncle Venner was pleased to favor Hepzibah with some sage counsel in her shop-keeping capacity.
How now in the contemplative evening of his days, the pious Bildad reconciled these things in the reminiscence, I do not know; but it did not seem to concern him much, and very probably he had long since come to the sage and sensible conclusion that a man's religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another.
And now two smaller Cratchits, boy and girl, came tearing in, screaming that outside the baker's they had smelt the e the baker's they had smelt the goose, and known it for their own; and basking in luxurious thoughts of sage and onion, these young Cratchits danced about the table, and exalted Master Peter Cratchit to the skies, while he (not proud, although his collars nearly choked him) blew the fire, until the slow potatoes bubbling up, knocked loudly at the saucepan-lid to be let out and peeled.
In consideration of the day and hour of my birth, it was declared by the nurse, and by some sage women in the neighbourhood who had taken a lively interest in me several months before there was any possibility of our becoming personally acquainted, first, that I was destined to be unlucky in life; and secondly, that I was privileged to see ghosts and spirits; both these gifts inevitably attaching, as they believed, to all unlucky infants of either gender, born towards the small hours on a Friday night.
Does the thoughtcontracted brow of the local Sage or the lustrous eye of local Beauty inquire whose fortunes?
I evolved this sage reflection, as, lost deep down in the green alleys of the dingle, having fortified the romantic side of my nature with sandwiches and sherry, I lazily put the question to myself as to what manner of girl I expected the Golden Girl to be.
Which when BEELZEBUB perceiv'd, then whom, SATAN except, none higher sat, with grave Aspect he rose, and in his rising seem'd A Pillar of State; deep on his Front engraven Deliberation sat and publick care; And Princely counsel in his face yet shon, Majestick though in ruin: sage he stood With ATLANTEAN shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest Monarchies; his look Drew audience and attention still as Night Or Summers Noon-tide air, while thus he spake.
The Abbot thanked his sage adviser; and the cavalcade, setting spurs to their horses, rode on as men do who wish to reach their inn before the bursting of a night-storm.