SAGE, noun A plant of the genius Salvia, of several species; as the officinalis, or common large sage of several varieties; the tomentosa or balsamic sage; the auriculata, or sage of virtue; and the pomifera.
SAGE, adjective [Latin saga, sagus, sagio. See sagacious.]
1. Wise; having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; as a sage counselor.
2. Wise; judicious; proceeding from wisdom; well judged; well adapted to the purpose; as sage counsels.
SAGE, noun A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; particularly, a man venerable for years, and known as a man of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.
At his birth a star proclaims him come, and guides the eastern sages.
Groves where immortal sages taught.