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English noun: gauge

1. gauge (artifact) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.


Broader (hypernym)measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Narrower (hyponym)anemometer, depth gage, depth gauge, dipstick, gas gage, gas gauge, gasoline gage, gasoline gauge, petrol gage, petrol gauge, pluviometer, pressure gage, pressure gauge, rain gage, rain gauge, scribing block, strain gage, strain gauge, surface gage, surface gauge, udometer, vacuum gage, vacuum gauge, water gage, water gauge, water glass, wind gage, wind gauge, wire gage, wire gauge

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

Synonymsstandard of measurement

Broader (hypernym)criterion, measure, standard, touchstone

3. gauge (attribute) the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

Broader (hypernym)distance, length

Narrower (hyponym)broad gauge, narrow gauge, standard gauge

4. gauge (attribute) the thickness of wire

Broader (hypernym)thickness

5. gauge (attribute) diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Synonymsbore, caliber, calibre

Broader (hypernym)diam, diameter

English verb: gauge

1. gauge (cognition) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

SamplesI estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds.

Synonymsapproximate, estimate, guess, judge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out

Narrower (hyponym)assess, count, give, guesstimate, lowball, make, misgauge, place, put, quantise, quantize, reckon, set, truncate, underestimate

2. gauge (contact) rub to a uniform size

SamplesGauge bricks.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)rub

3. gauge (communication) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

SamplesGauge the wine barrels.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ascertain, determine, find, find out

4. gauge (change) measure precisely and against a standard

SamplesThe wire is gauged.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)measure, quantify

5. gauge (change) adapt to a specified measurement

SamplesGauge the instruments.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)standardise, standardize

6. gauge (change) mix in specific proportions

SamplesGauge plaster.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix

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