1 An acute fever. [Obs.] “Brenning agues.” P. Plowman.
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. Dryden. Ague cake, an enlargement of the spleen produced by ague.
To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit. Heywood.