(Latin: suffix; quality of, act of, process, function, condition, or place; forms nouns that denote an action; a product of an action; a place, an abode)

envisage (verb), envisages; envisaged; envisaging
1. To conceive of and to contemplate a future possibility: There are those who envisage a time when jobs will be available for everyone who wants one.
2. To mentally conceive an image or a picture of something, especially as a future possibility: Many people envisage a world where all nations can get along with each other.

Janette and Erin envisaged an opportunity to finally be able to buy their own home.

frontage (s) (noun), frontages (pl)
1. The front part of a building that faces the street: The frontage of the company was designed by a famous architect.
2. The property next to a body of water: Jack loved to walk along the frontage and breathe in the ocean air.
3. The piece of land between a road and a piece of property: There were a lot of weeds growing on the frontage next to Tom's estate.
4. The extent of land along a road: The frontage was measured along High Park Avenue the previous day.
fruitage (s) (noun), fruitages (pl)
1. The process or the season of growing fruit: The best season for fruitage in Germany is in early summer.
2. Fruit collectively: The yield of fruitage the past year was very poor due to extremely dry weather conditions.
3. The product or result of some effort: Tony was very disappointed in the fruitage of his work at school, although he did all of his homework and paid attention in class.
hemorrhage, haemorrhage (s) (noun); hemorrhages; haemorrhages (pl)
1. In medicine, an abnormal, severe internal or external discharge of blood: A hemorrhage my be venous, arterial, or capillary from blood vessels into tissues, into or from the body.

Venous blood is dark red and its flow is continuous. Arterial blood is bright red and flows in spurts. Capillary blood is reddish and exudes from the tissue.

The diagnosis is obvious when a hemmorrhage is visible. When it is internal, diagnosis is made from the patient's general condition, like shock, weakness, rapid, and irregular pulse, pallor, or cold and moist skin.
2. Non-medical, a large uncontrolled loss of something valuable : Jane read in an article that the high wages paid in the U.S. were very attractive to the workers in Germany and caused a hemorrhage of talent when many people left to work where the income was much higher.

herbage (s) (noun), herbages (pl)
1. Non-woody vegetation: The herbage that was grown for the livestock to eat consisted mainly of grass.
2. Pasturage; the vegetation of grazing land: The herbage on Sam's pasture included mostly clover and grass, just the right thing for his cattle.
homage (s) (noun), homages (pl)
1. Special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly: The retirement celebration was an homage to honor Jack after 37 years of active teaching.
2. Ceremonial acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord: A vassal was one who held land from a feudal lord and received protection in return for homage and allegiance.
mucilage (s) (noun), mucilages (pl)
A thick, viscid, adhesive liquid containing gum or mucilaginous principles dissolved in water: Mucilage is usually employed to suspend insoluble substances in aqueous liquids or as a demulcent.

Another use of mucilage is to increase the viscosity of oil-in-water emulsionsms, such as those used for dermatologic preparations and lubricating medications.

parsonage (s) (noun), parsonages (pl)
The official clergy house which was provided for by the church for a minister; a rectory: The new rector and his family were able to reside in the parsonage in town since the former pastor had passed away.
passage (s) (noun), passages (pl)
1. A section of a text or music with a certain meaning: Peggy repeated the passage in the piano piece many times before she could play it without any mistakes.
2. The progress of time; passing: Meg was surprised at the passage of time because it wa suddenly six o'clock in the evening and she was late for dinner.
3. A corridor; a hallway: Mildred was told to follow the passage the whole way and then turn right.
4. The fee which is paid for being conveyed from one place to another: The passage to Toronto Island was at a reduced rate that day.
5. Nautical, a channel of water, a narrow waterway: Mr. Smith told his class about the Northwest Passage and what role it played in the history of America.
peerage (s) (noun), peerages (pl)
1. Noblemen and noblewomen considered as a class or a group: All the aristocracy, or the peerages, of the city were invited to the celebration of the outstanding stars of the new movies of that yar.
2. The rank or title of a nobleman or noblewoman: The peerages in the important meeting included the dukes, the counts, and the baronets.
3. A book listing the members of the nobility: The peerage of the elite persons in the city gave information about their families.
peonage (s) (noun), peonages (pl)
1. The status or condition of being a peon: In the story Jane was reading, the poor man was reduced to peonage because he had high debts due to the landlord.
2. Any system that involves involuntary servitude: In Latin America and the southern United States, peonage was a former practice or procedure in which a debtor was forced to work for a creditor until a debt was paid off.
percentage (s) (noun), percentages (pl)
1. A proportion stated in terms of one-hundredths that is calculated by multiplying a fraction by 100: If all of the apples were picked, if would be 100%, whereas if only half of the amount of apples were picked, it would be 50%, and if none of the apples were picked, 0% of the apples were picked.
2. A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part: The hecklers constituted only a small percentage of the audience."
3. An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, for example, total sales: They are working for a percentage of the gross sales.

When preceded by "the", percentage takes a singular verb:

The percentage of unskilled workers is relatively small.

The percentage of errors in his term paper is excessive.

When preceded by "a", percentage takes either a singular or plural verb, depending on the number of the noun in the prepositional phrase that follows:

A small percentage of the new workers are unskilled.

A large percentage of the crop was lost because of the lack of rain.

A large percentage of the electorate still remains undecided.

personage (s) (noun), personages (pl)
1. An important individual, a celebrity, or a famous name: Jane found out that President Lincoln was a personage who had great influence in the course of history.
2. A character in a book, a movie, or play: In the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a famous personage
plumage (s) (noun), plumages (pl)
1. The entire clothing of a bird: The plumage consists of the the ordinary feathers, or contour feathers, that cover the head, neck, and body. The tail feathers are those with their upper and lower coverts.The wing feathers include primaries, secondaries, and tertiaries, feathers with their coverts. The down lies beneath the contour feathers.

2. The covering of feathers over a bird's body The plumage may vary with the age of the bird or the season of the year, and accordingly it may be described as breeding plumage, winter plumage, or juvenile, immature, or adult plumage.

In detailed descriptions of the external feathers (topography) of birds, standardized names are normally used for the various sections of the plumage, for example "malar region" and "tail coverts".

The "malar region" refers to the cheek, defined in birds as the area in front of, and slightly below the eyes.

The "tail coverts" are the small feathers covering the base of the tail. They are grouped as upper and lower tail coverts.

pontage (s) (noun), pontages (pl)
1. An old-fashioned term, a duty or tax paid for repairing bridges: It was decided on that a pontage was necessary for the upkeep and maintenance of the new bridge.
2. A toll for the right of crossing over a bridge: Tom first had to pay a pontage before he could drive his car over the bridge to visit his uncle.