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Meaning & Definition of Gauge in English

English

Gauge

/geʤ/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • gauge
  • ,
  • gage

2. Accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

    synonym:
  • gauge
  • ,
  • standard of measurement

3. The distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

    synonym:
  • gauge

4. The thickness of wire

    synonym:
  • gauge

5. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel

    synonym:
  • bore
  • ,
  • gauge
  • ,
  • caliber
  • ,
  • calibre

verb

1. Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

  • "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    synonym:
  • estimate
  • ,
  • gauge
  • ,
  • approximate
  • ,
  • guess
  • ,
  • judge

2. Rub to a uniform size

  • "Gauge bricks"
    synonym:
  • gauge

3. Determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

  • "Gauge the wine barrels"
    synonym:
  • gauge

4. Measure precisely and against a standard

  • "The wire is gauged"
    synonym:
  • gauge

5. Adapt to a specified measurement

  • "Gauge the instruments"
    synonym:
  • gauge

6. Mix in specific proportions

  • "Gauge plaster"
    synonym:
  • gauge