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English definition of “sage”

sage

adjective uk   /seɪdʒ/ literary us  
wise, especially as a result of great experience: sage advice my sage old grandfatherWise and sensible
sagely
adverb uk   /ˈseɪdʒ.li/ literary us  
He nodded his head sagely.Wise and sensible

sage

noun uk   /seɪdʒ/ us  

sage noun (PLANT)

[U] a plant whose greyish-green leaves are used as a herb to give flavour to some foods: sage-and-onion stuffingHerbs and spicesCommon plants

sage noun (WISE)

[C] literary or humorous a person, especially an old man, who is wiseIntelligent people
(Definition of sage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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