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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

It's important for people to figure out their own lives before involving someone else - to gauge where you are and work on your own issues.
Scarlett Johansson

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

Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down.
Scott Weiland
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Gauge Translations

gauge in French is jauge
gauge in Spanish is calibrar
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