What does gauge mean?

Definitions for gauge
geɪdʒgauge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gauge, gage(noun)

    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(noun)

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

  3. gauge(noun)

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

  4. gauge(noun)

    the thickness of wire

  5. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre(verb)

    diameter of a tube or gun barrel

  6. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge(verb)

    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

  7. gauge(verb)

    rub to a uniform size

    "gauge bricks"

  8. gauge(verb)

    determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

    "gauge the wine barrels"

  9. gauge(verb)

    measure precisely and against a standard

    "the wire is gauged"

  10. gauge(verb)

    adapt to a specified measurement

    "gauge the instruments"

  11. gauge(verb)

    mix in specific proportions

    "gauge plaster"

Wiktionary

  1. gauge(Noun)

    A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard

    Etymology: From gage, gaugen, from gauger (Modern jauger), from gauge, of origin, from Old Low *, from galgô, from g'hAlgh-. Cognate with galgo, galga, gealga, galgi, gelgja.

  2. gauge(Noun)

    An act of measuring.

    Etymology: From gage, gaugen, from gauger (Modern jauger), from gauge, of origin, from Old Low *, from galgô, from g'hAlgh-. Cognate with galgo, galga, gealga, galgi, gelgja.

  3. gauge(Noun)

    Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.

    Etymology: From gage, gaugen, from gauger (Modern jauger), from gauge, of origin, from Old Low *, from galgô, from g'hAlgh-. Cognate with galgo, galga, gealga, galgi, gelgja.

  4. gauge(Noun)

    A thickness of sheet metal or wire designated by any of several numbering schemes.

    Etymology: From gage, gaugen, from gauger (Modern jauger), from gauge, of origin, from Old Low *, from galgô, from g'hAlgh-. Cognate with galgo, galga, gealga, galgi, gelgja.

  5. gauge(Noun)

    The distance between the rails of a railway.

    Etymology: From gage, gaugen, from gauger (Modern jauger), from gauge, of origin, from Old Low *, from galgô, from g'hAlgh-. Cognate with galgo, galga, gealga, galgi, gelgja.

  6. gauge(Noun)

    A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.

    Etymology: From gage, gaugen, from gauger (Modern jauger), from gauge, of origin, from Old Low *, from galgô, from g'hAlgh-. Cognate with galgo, galga, gealga, galgi, gelgja.

  7. gauge(Verb)

    To measure or determine usually with a gauge; to measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.

    Etymology: From gage, gaugen, from gauger (Modern jauger), from gauge, of origin, from Old Low *, from galgô, from g'hAlgh-. Cognate with galgo, galga, gealga, galgi, gelgja.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gauge(verb)

    to measure or determine with a gauge

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  2. Gauge(verb)

    to measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  3. Gauge(verb)

    to measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  4. Gauge(verb)

    to draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  5. Gauge(verb)

    to measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  6. Gauge(noun)

    a measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  7. Gauge(noun)

    measure; dimensions; estimate

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  8. Gauge(noun)

    any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  9. Gauge(noun)

    any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  10. Gauge(noun)

    relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  11. Gauge(noun)

    the depth to which a vessel sinks in the water

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  12. Gauge(noun)

    the distance between the rails of a railway

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  13. Gauge(noun)

    the quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

  14. Gauge(noun)

    that part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles

    Etymology: [Written also gage.]

Freebase

  1. Gauge

    The gauge of a firearm is a unit of measurement used to express the diameter of the barrel. Gauge is determined from the weight of a solid sphere of lead that will fit the bore of the firearm, and is expressed as the multiplicative inverse of the sphere's weight as a fraction of a pound. Thus there are twelve 12-gauge balls per pound. The term is related to the measurement of cannon, which were also measured by the weight of their iron round shot; an 8 pounder would fire an 8 lb spherical cast iron ball and had a bore diameter of about 91 mm. Gauge is commonly used today in reference to shotguns, though historically it was also used in large double rifles, which were made in sizes up to 4 bore during their heyday in the 1880s, being originally loaded with black powder cartridges. These very large rifles, sometimes called elephant guns, were intended for use in India and Africa for hunting dangerous game. Gauge is abbreviated "ga.", "ga", or "G". The space between the number and the abbreviation is often left out, as in "12ga".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gauge

    Gage, gāj, n. a measuring-rod: a standard of measure: estimate.—v.t. to measure the contents of any vessel: to estimate ability.—adj. Gauge′able, capable of being gauged.—ns. Gaug′er, an excise officer whose business is to gauge or measure the contents of casks; Gaug′ing, the art of measuring casks containing excisable liquors; Gaug′ing-rod, an instrument for measuring the contents of casks; Broad′-, Narr′ow-gauge, in railroad construction, a distance between the rails greater or less than 56½ inches, called standard gauge. [O. Fr. gauge (Fr. jauge), gauger; prob. related to jale, bowl, to galon, gallon, or to jalon, measuring stake.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gauge

    See GAGE.

  2. gauge

    An instrument for measuring shot, wads, &c. For round shot there are two kinds, viz. the high gauge, a cylinder through which the shot must pass; and the low gauge, a ring through which it must not pass.

Rap Dictionary

  1. gauge(noun)

    A shotgun. "Hopped in his caddy, loaded his 12 gauge" -- Schoolly D (Signifying rapper).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gauge in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gauge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gauge in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Morgan:

    They should give us a good gauge of what is happening in China beyond smartphones because Texas Instruments is mostly industrials and autos, and Intel is PCs and servers, and they're not being driven by the Apple smartphone situation.

  2. Border Patrol:

    An agent observed the individual fail to comply with the verbal commands and aim what was determined to be a 20-gauge shotgun at him, the agent discharged his service-issued M-4, striking the individual, who died at the scene.

  3. Bruce Campbell:

    Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?

  4. Sports Illustrated:

    When I was 16 years old, I was a size 2, to give you a gauge of what that means is that I’m a size 16 now. I wouldn’t eat, I would work out for four hours a day – anything to try to keep down to that size.

  5. Tim Cook:

    From a demand point of view, it's hard to gauge when you don't have product in stores.

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Translations for gauge

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  • rozchodCzech
  • Messgerät, Maß, Meter, Spurweite, messenGerman
  • galga, medir, trocha, calibración, medida, calibreSpanish
  • mitta, raideleveys, puolinormi, mitata, mittariFinnish
  • écartement, mesurer, gabarit, étalon, estimer, jaugerFrench
  • tomhaisScottish Gaelic
  • kvarðiIcelandic
  • calibro, scartamentoItalian
  • mål, måler, sporbredde, sporviddeNorwegian
  • meter, meten, spoorwijdte, ijkDutch
  • sporvidd, sporvidde, sporbreidde, mål, målar, sporbreiddNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mierzyć, dokonywać pomiaruPolish
  • bitola, calibre, medidaPortuguese
  • разме́р, [[измери́тельный]] [[прибо́р]], метр, измери́тель, [[ширина́]] [[колея, ме́ра, кали́бр, масшта́б, габари́т, шабло́н, лека́ло, колея́, этало́нRussian
  • mått, mätare, mätaSwedish
  • gejiSwahili
  • பாதைTamil
  • วัดThai

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