verb (used with object), gaged, gag·ing.
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Origin of gage1
noun, verb (used with object), gaged, gag·ing. (chiefly in technical use)
verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
Examples from the Web for gaging
This bottle serves the purpose of a standard for gaging the jars.Elements of Chemistry,|Antoine Lavoisier
By planing the ends and the width before the thickness is planed, a dressed face is secured all around for gaging the thickness.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
The tool shown in Fig. 51 is used for gaging taper threaded holes in boilers when fitting studs.Measuring Tools|Unknown
It has been found that next in importance to properly graded aggregates is the gaging of the amount of water used in the mixture.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
She had lost many of her family, and was able to comfort from gaging the affectionate father's grief.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
Word Origin for gage
Word Origin for gage
Word Origin for gauge
"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.
"pledge," c.1300, from Old French gage "pledge (of battle), security, guarantee" (11c.), from Frankish *wadja-, from Proto-Germanic *wadi- (see wed). Italian gaggio, Spanish and Portuguese gage are French loan-words. The verb is late 15c., from French gager. Related: Gaged, gaging.
see gauge. "The spelling variants gauge and gage have existed since the first recorded uses in Middle English, though in American English gage is found exclusively in technical uses" [Barnhart]. Related: Gaged; gaging.
"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.