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Definition of the noun ague

What does ague mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: agues

  1. a fit of shivering or shaking
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: illness / malady / sickness / unwellness = impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  2. successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of ague: chills and fever
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
    • more specific word: quartan = a malarial fever that recurs every fourth day
    • part of: malaria = an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito
  3. a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

Alternative definition of the noun ague


  1. [obsolete] An acute fever.
  2. [pathology] An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
  3. The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
  4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold.
  5. A former name for malaria.

Definition of the verb ague

What does ague mean as a doing word?


  1. [transitive] To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.


Ague a.k.a. Agué is a town and arrondissement in the Atlantique Department of southern Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Toffo. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 5,148.

Phrases with ague

  1. ague root
  2. ague weed
  3. ague grass
  4. Fever and Ague

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ague

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Google previewWatson abridged (1866)

by John J. Meylor

Quotidian ague is that which occurs at the same hour every clay ; tertian, every other day ; quartan, every third day. The interval of the first is twenty-four hours ; of the second, forty-eight ; of the third, seventy-two. The paroxysms of the first begin ...

Google previewFamily Physician (1886)

A Manual of Domestic Medicine

When the fit occurs every %lternate day, say Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the ague is a tertian. The mode of reckoning is to count the day on which the preceding fit happened as the first, so that the next fit in this form occurs on the tbird ...

Google previewFederal Income Tax (2008)

Code and Regulations--Selected Sections as of June 1, 2008 by Martin B. Dickinson

to determine the adjusted grossed-up basis (AGUE) for target. AGUE is the amount for which new target ...

Google previewThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (2010)

by David Mitchell

Amsterdam is on its knees; our sltipyards are idle; our manufactories silent; our granaries plundered; The H ague is a stage of prancing marionettes tweaked by Paris: Prussian iackals and Austrian Wolves laugh at our borders: and Jesus in ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

ague is an archaic word from the Old French which, in turn, was derived ...

Google previewShakespeare's Medical Language: A Dictionary (2014)

by Sujata Iyengar

Ague lurked invisibly even in fine weather, undetectable to those breathing the poisoned air: “danger, like an ague, subtly taints /Even then when we sit idly in the sun” (TRO 3.30.232–3). Caliban's fearful shivering leads Stephano to diagnose ...

Google previewThe Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised (2013)

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers by Susan Gregg

Aletrisfarcinosa It is as magical as a unicorn, so it will bring you safety, success, and joy □ □ the plant: Ague Root is also known as Unicorn Root. Native to North America, it is a perennial and a member of the Lily family. It prefers grassy or ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

MED ague n., OED ague n. B. Combinations. B1. burning ague. Attack of burning fever; may refer to burning or feverish stage of malarial fever. a1560 *RemAshm. 1405 8v: A souerin ontment for a burnynge agewe. Take henbane, mandrake ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of the English language (1797)

by Thomas Sheridan

AGUE, a'-gu. s. An intermitting fever, with ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Tooke quotes with approbation the remark of Johnson that " the cold fit is, in popular language, more particularly called the ague ; and the hot, the fever." By Tindale and Sir Thomas More this distinction is disregarded. For 1 will bring vpon you ...

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Ague Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1G2U1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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