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?
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.
A wise doesn’t need advice or action of the people to know their true intention; because a sane can gauge it by mere observation of the attitude, good or bad, of their close companion towards others.
There’s perhaps no barometer as credible as the employment provided data per month to gauge the economic health and well-being of the nation.
In Matthew 7:20 (KJV), we are taught a profound secret for discerning of the Spirit: Where-fore by their fruits ye shall know them. This means that we look to the health of the part (the fruit) to gauge the health of the whole. A healthy tree will bear good fruit; an unhealthy tree will bear low-quality fruit.
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.
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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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