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Definition 1: a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gauge in the sense of this definition

(gauge is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

(... is a kind of gauge ) a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind

(... is a kind of gauge ) gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir

(... is a kind of gauge ) a gauge for indicating negative atmospheric pressure

(... is a kind of gauge ) gauge consisting of a scriber mounted on an adjustable stand; used to test the accuracy of plane surfaces

(... is a kind of gauge ) a gauge for measuring strain in a surface

(... is a kind of gauge ) gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation

(... is a kind of gauge ) gauge for measuring and indicating fluid pressure

(... is a kind of gauge ) gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle

(... is a kind of gauge ) a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level

(... is a kind of gauge ) a gauge for measuring the depth of grooves or holes or other concavities

(... is a kind of gauge ) gauge for measuring the diameter of wire

Definition 2: the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train - [noun denoting attribute]

(gauge is a kind of ...) size of the gap between two places

"the distance from New York to Chicago" "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"

(... is a kind of gauge ) a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches

(... is a kind of gauge ) a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches

(... is a kind of gauge ) railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches

Definition 3: the thickness of wire - [noun denoting attribute]

(gauge is a kind of ...) the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

Definition 4: diameter of a tube or gun barrel - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for gauge in the sense of this definition

(gauge is a kind of ...) the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

Definition 5: accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for gauge in the sense of this definition

(gauge is a kind of ...) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

"the schools comply with federal standards" "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

Definition 6: measure precisely and against a standard - [verb of change]

Samples where gauge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wire is gauged

(gauge is a kind of ...) express as a number or measure or quantity

"Can you quantify your results?"

Definition 7: adapt to a specified measurement - [verb of change]

Samples where gauge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gauge the instruments

(gauge is a kind of ...) cause to conform to standard or norm

"The weights and measures were standardized"

Definition 8: mix in specific proportions - [verb of change]

Samples where gauge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gauge plaster

(gauge is a kind of ...) mix together different elements

"The colors blend well"

Definition 9: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) - [verb of cognition]

Samples where gauge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Synonyms for gauge in the sense of this definition

(gauge is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(... is a kind of gauge ) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one

"truncate a series"

(... is a kind of gauge ) take account of

"You have to reckon with our opponents" "Count on the monsoon"

(... is a kind of gauge ) calculate as being

"I make the height about 100 feet"

(... is a kind of gauge ) estimate the value of (property) for taxation

"Our house hasn't been assessed in years"

(... is a kind of gauge ) make a deliberately low estimate

"The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"

(... is a kind of gauge ) estimate the duration or outcome of something

"He gave the patient three months to live" "I gave him a very good chance at success"

(... is a kind of gauge ) estimate

"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

(... is a kind of gauge ) gauge something incorrectly or improperly

(... is a kind of gauge ) approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values

(... is a kind of gauge ) estimate based on a calculation

Definition 10: determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation - [verb of communication]

Samples where gauge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gauge the wine barrels

(gauge is a kind of ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

Definition 11: rub to a uniform size - [verb of contact]

Samples where gauge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gauge bricks

(gauge is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

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