Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  2. (noun, attribute) diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  3. (noun, attribute) the thickness of wire
  4. (noun, attribute) the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
  5. (noun, linkdef) accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
  6. (verb, change) mix in specific proportions
  7. (verb, change) adapt to a specified measurement
  8. (verb, change) measure precisely and against a standard
  9. (verb, cognition) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  10. (verb, communication) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
  11. (verb, contact) rub to a uniform size

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Origin of the word Gauge

  1. 1440, from Anglo-Fr. gauge (1357), from O.N.Fr. gauger, from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frank. *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" (cf. O.N. gelgja "pole, perch," O.H.G. galgo, Eng. gallows). more

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