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Verb: gauge  geyj
  1. Form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    "I gauge this chicken to weigh three pounds";
    - estimate, approximate, guess, judge
     
  2. Rub to a uniform size
    "gauge bricks"
     
  3. Determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
    "gauge the wine barrels"
     
  4. Measure precisely and against a standard
    "the wire is gauged"
     
  5. Adapt to a specified measurement
    "gauge the instruments"
     
  6. Mix in specific proportions
    "gauge plaster"
Noun: gauge  geyj
  1. A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    - gage [N. Amer]
     
  2. Accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    - standard of measurement
     
  3. The distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
     
  4. The thickness of wire
     
  5. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    - bore, caliber [US], calibre [Brit, Cdn]

Sounds like: gates, gaauge

Derived forms: gauged, gauges, gauging

Type of: ascertain, blend, calculate, cipher, coalesce, combine, commingle, compute, conflate, criterion, cypher, determine, diam, diameter, distance, figure [N. Amer], find, find out, flux, fuse, immix, length, measure, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, meld, merge, mix, quantify, quantitate, reckon, rub, standard, standardise [Brit], standardize, thickness, touchstone, work out

Encyclopedia: Gauge, inc