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Noun gauge has 5 senses
  1. gauge, gage - a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    --1 is a kind of measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
    --1 has particulars:
     anemometer, wind gauge, wind gage; depth gauge, depth gage; dipstick; gasoline gauge, gasoline gage, gas gauge, gas gage; pressure gauge, pressure gage; rain gauge, rain gage, pluviometer, udometer; strain gauge, strain gage; surface gauge, surface gage, scribing block; vacuum gauge, vacuum gage; water gauge, water gage, water glass; wire gauge, wire gage
    Derived form: verb gauge3
  2. gauge, standard of measurement - accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    --2 is a kind of standard, criterion, measure, touchstone
    Derived form: verb gauge4
  3. gauge - the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
    --3 is a kind of
    distance, length
    --3 has particulars: broad gauge; narrow gauge; standard gauge
  4. gauge - the thickness of wire
    --4 is a kind of
  5. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre - diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    --5 is a kind of diameter, diam
Verb gauge has 6 senses
  1. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    --1 is one way to calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. gauge - rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
    --2 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. gauge - determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
    --3 is one way to
    determine, find, find out, ascertain
    Derived form: noun gauge1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. gauge - measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
    --4 is one way to
    quantify, measure
    Derived form: noun gauge2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. gauge - adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
    --5 is one way to
    standardize, standardise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. gauge - mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
    --6 is one way to
    blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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