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gauge

noun (n)

  • a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc. (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: gage
    source: wordnet30
  • accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared (noun.linkdef)
    source: wordnet30
  • the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • the thickness of wire (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • diameter of a tube or gun barrel (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: bore, caliber, calibre
    source: wordnet30
  • A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • rub to a uniform size (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Gauge bricks.
    source: wordnet30
  • determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Gauge the wine barrels.
    source: wordnet30
  • measure precisely and against a standard (verb.change)
    Example:
    The wire is gauged.
    source: wordnet30
  • adapt to a specified measurement (verb.change)
    Example:
    Gauge the instruments.
    source: wordnet30
  • mix in specific proportions (verb.change)
    Example:
    Gauge plaster.
    source: wordnet30
  • To measure or determine with a gauge. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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