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  Definition of gauge
  1. a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  2. diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  3. the thickness of wire
  4. the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
  5. accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
  6. mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
  7. adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
  8. measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
  9. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  10. determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
  11. rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
Similar Words: gage, bore, caliber, calibre, standard of measurement, estimate, approximate, guess, judge

 

See Also: overestimate, overrate, lowball, underestimate

 

Hyponyms: anemometer, wind gauge, wind gage, depth gauge, depth gage, dipstick, gasoline gauge, gasoline gage, gas gauge, gas gage, pressure gauge, pressure gage, rain gauge, rain gage, pluviometer, udometer, strain gauge, strain gage, surface gauge, surface gage, scribing block, vacuum gauge, vacuum gage, water gauge, water gage, water glass, wire gauge, wire gage, broad gauge, narrow gauge, standard gauge, quantize, quantise, misgauge, place, put, set, give, lowball, underestimate, assess, make, reckon, count, truncate, guesstimate

 

Derivational Morphology: calibrate, bore, drill, standard of measurement, evaluator, judge, judgment, judgement, judging, guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, guesser, estimate, appraisal, estimation, approximation, idea, gage

 

 
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