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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 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 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 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 previewDictionnaire Oeconomique, Or, The Family Dictionary (1725)

Containing the Most Experienced Methods of Improving Estates and of Preserving Health ... the Most Advantageous Ways of Breeding, Feeding, and Ordering All Sorts of Domestick Animals ... the Different Kinds of Nets, Snares, and Engines for Taking All Sorts of Fish, Birds, and Other Game, Great Variety of Rules, Directions, and New Discoveries Relating to Gardening ... the Best and Cheapest Ways of Providing and Improving All Manner of Meats and Drinks ... Means of Making the Most Advantage of the Manufactures of Soap, Starch, Spinning, Cotton, Thread, &c., the Methods to Take Or Destroy Vermin and Other Animals Injurious to Gardening ... an Account of the Several Weights, Measures, &c. of Metals and Minerals ... All Sorts of Rural Sports and Exercises ... : the Whole Illustrated Throughout with Very Great Variety of Figures ... by Noel Chomel

A Quartan Ague is a Distemper which returns every fourth day; there are two sorts of Quartans, the first has its Seat in the Spleen, and is generated by a o: melancholick Humour, very incident to aged Persons, who are naturally cold, dry, sad ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1851)

A Dictionary of Medical Science ... by Robley Dunglison

Ague and Fever, Intermittent ferer. Ague Cake, Placen'ta febri' lia ...

Google previewA dictionary of domestic medicine and household surgery. Revised (1866)

by Spencer Thomson

AGUE,* or Intermittent Fever, is a disease which prevails chiefly in marshy districts ; the production of that condition of the atmosphere which originates it, being generally associated with the presence of decaying vegetable and animal matter.

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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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