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Overview of noun gauge

The noun gauge has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) gauge, gage

(a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.)

2. gauge, standard of measurement

(accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared)

3. gauge

(the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train)

4. gauge

(the thickness of wire)

5. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre

(diameter of a tube or gun barrel)


Overview of verb gauge

The verb gauge has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge

(judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds")

2. gauge

(rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks")

3. gauge

(determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels")

4. gauge

(measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged")

5. gauge

(adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments")

6. gauge

(mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster")

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