What measurement will NBC use to gauge their success or failure in Sochi?
One gauge the Arizona politicos will be watching is the level of public outcry.
One gauge read a quarter full when in reality there was nothing left inside the tank.
Valtro 12 gauge tactical shotgun, Sig Sauer .40 caliber pistol, Century International Arms Inc.
I told Luntz that I was trying to gauge the extent to which he was stepping out of the GOP box on the climate issue.
One of the most important questions to settle at the outset in regard to this great work was the width of the gauge.
A gauge was set to register the pressure of the vapor within.
But we are a shop-keeping people, and it is folly to subject Spanish chivalry to the gauge of such grovelling, mercantile ideas.
Before fastening the parts to the chest proper, gauge a line 3/4 in.
By inverting the gauge and running the brad head along the bottom of the groove, the depth could be gauged accurately.
"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.
A shotgun: a shotgun is called ''the gauge,'' explained Officer Phil Lee/ This man took a gauge (Armond pantomimes holding a gun, then bends over to dodge from it) and two people end up dead
[1970s+ Underworld & police; fr the use of gauge to designate the caliber of a shotgun]