Dictionary Results for gauges


1. gauge - noun

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

Synonym(s): gage

Hypernym(s): measuring_instrument, measuring_system, measuring_device




2. gauge - noun

· accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

Synonym(s): standard_of_measurement

Hypernym(s): standard, criterion, measure, touchstone




3. gauge - noun

· the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

Hypernym(s): distance, length




4. gauge - noun

· the thickness of wire

Hypernym(s): thickness




5. gauge - noun

· diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Synonym(s): bore, caliber, calibre

Hypernym(s): diameter, diam




6. gauge - verb

· judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

Synonym(s): estimate, approximate, guess, judge

Hypernym(s): calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work_out, reckon, figure




7. gauge - verb

· rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"

Hypernym(s): rub




8. gauge - verb

· determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"

Hypernym(s): determine, find, find_out, ascertain




9. gauge - verb

· measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"

Hypernym(s): quantify, measure




10. gauge - verb

· adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"

Hypernym(s): standardize, standardise




11. gauge - verb

· mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"

Hypernym(s): blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge





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