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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.


Synonymsgage


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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