Thesaurus for gauge
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Pronunciation of gauge: G EY1 JH (ɡeɪdʒ)
Number of syllables of gauge: 1
Pronunciation Video of gauge
Definition of gauge
- (n): a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
- (n): diameter of a tube or gun barrel
- (n): the thickness of wire
- (n): the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
- (n): accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
- (v): mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
- (v): adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
- (v): measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
- (v): judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
- (v): determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
- (v): rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
Examples of gauge
- Gauge is the measurement of the track.
- The greater the gauge number, the thinner the needle.
- The gauge is upstream of the mouth of the creek.
- Also, the annotation helps gauge the relative impact of the person.
- An oil temperature gauge replaces the fuel economy gauge in the tachometer face.
- Instruments consisted of a speedometer, clock, oil gauge and ammeter.
- This gauge measured the combustion efficiency of the engine.
- They use tachometer oil pressure gauge and ammeter gauge.
- The term is vaguely the opposite of the gauge orphan.
- The use of numbers to gauge notability is far too prescriptive.