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Definitions of gauge:

  • noun:   a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  • noun:   the thickness of wire
  • noun:   the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
  • noun:   accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
  • noun:   diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  • verb:   mix in specific proportions
    Example: "Gauge plaster"
  • verb:   adapt to a specified measurement
    Example: "Gauge the instruments"
  • verb:   measure precisely and against a standard
    Example: "The wire is gauged"
  • verb:   determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
    Example: "Gauge the wine barrels"
  • verb:   rub to a uniform size
    Example: "Gauge bricks"
  • verb:   judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)


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