a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
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
the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
the thickness of wire
bore, gauge, caliber, calibre(verb)
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge(verb)
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
pretend, guess, pass judgment, infer, opine, figure, reckon, suppose, try, venture, estimate, judge, pronounce, hazard, imagine, label, evaluate, come close, approximate, think, calculate, forecast, count on, adjudicate
rub to a uniform size
determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
"gauge the wine barrels"
measure precisely and against a standard
"the wire is gauged"
adapt to a specified measurement
"gauge the instruments"
mix in specific proportions
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How to use gauge in a sentence?
Don't rely on the color of the cooked meat to gauge food safety, use a food thermometer that shows that meats are cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature as recommended by the USDA.
I noticed the sign as we went by and I thought, ‘Wow. Buy her a diamond, get a free 12-gauge shotgun. Huh. What a deal,’.
Gone are the days of backyard birthday parties with a homemade cake, a peanut hunt and a game of 'drop a clothes pin' in the bottle, thanks to Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, parents now get to feel 'less than' for throwing that kind of party. These exaggerations on social media become a measuring stick in which to gauge your success or failure as a parent.
Residents under the bombs would routinely recall being thrown through the air by the pressure waves of air mines exploding, and window casements and doors would be blown off their hinges, there were even rumors that wrapping wet towels around the face might save those in shelters from having their lungs collapsed by blast waves, which would leave victims otherwise externally untouched. The unprecedented power of these attacks has proved useful for scientists to gauge the impact such events can have hundreds of kilometers above the Earth, in addition to the devastation they caused on the ground.
GDP is the only standard gauge we have of the pace and direction of the overall economy and its major components, and the measures that comprise it help shape long-term business and financial planning and short-term investment algorithms.
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- Messgerät, Maß, Meter, Spurweite, messenGerman
- galga, medir, trocha, calibración, medida, calibreSpanish
- mitta, raideleveys, puolinormi, mitata, mittariFinnish
- écartement, mesurer, gabarit, étalon, estimer, jaugerFrench
- tomhaisScottish Gaelic
- 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
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