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Definition of Gauge

Gauge

  1. To measure or determine with a gauge.
  2. To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
  3. To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
  4. To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.
  5. To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.
  6. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.
  7. Measure; dimensions; estimate.
  8. Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge.
  9. Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
  10. Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.
  11. The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.
  12. The distance between the rails of a railway.
  13. The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting.
  14. That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.

Gauge Quotations

The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.
Ramana Maharshi

I wasn't trying to be an outlaw writer. I never heard of that term; somebody else made it up. But we were all outside the law: Kerouac, Miller, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kesey; I didn't have a gauge as to who was the worst outlaw. I just recognized allies: my people.
Hunter S. Thompson

I think you can really gauge my state of mind by listening to my albums.
Christina Aguilera

Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show.
Gary Vaynerchuk

Sometimes I eavesdrop on people. I could rationalize it - oh, this is good anthropological research for characters I'm writing - but it's basically just nosiness. It also helps me gauge where I'm at: Am I normal?
Mindy Kaling
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Gauge Translations

gauge in French is jauge
gauge in Spanish is calibrar
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