sage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sage" in British English

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sageadjective

uk   us   /seɪdʒ/ literary
wise, ​especially as a ​result of ​greatexperience: sage ​advice my sage ​oldgrandfather
sagely
adverb uk   us   /ˈseɪdʒ.li/ literary
He ​nodded his ​head sagely.

sagenoun

uk   us   /seɪdʒ/

sage noun (PLANT)

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

sage noun (WISE)

[C] literary or humorous a ​person, ​especially an ​old man, who is ​wise
(Definition of sage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sage" in American English

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sageadjective [not gradable]

 us   /seɪdʒ/

sage adjective [not gradable] (WISE)

wise, esp. as a ​result of ​longexperience: sage ​advice

sagenoun

 us   /seɪdʒ/

sage noun (PLANT)

[U] an ​herb with gray-green ​leaves that is used to ​flavorfoods in ​cooking

sage noun (WISE)

[C] a ​wiseperson, esp. an ​old man
(Definition of sage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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