verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
- gaudí i cornet,
- gaudí i cornet, antonio,
- gauge boson,
- gauge theory,
- gauguin, paul
Origin of gauge
Examples from the Web for gauge
It took the entire day, but the slow pace indicated that it was probably a test to gauge public reaction.
So, he approached his nomadic friends to gauge their interest in the collaboration.
To gauge his level of truthfulness, I asked, “So, you wouldn't mind if I included your donor identification number in the story?”
The only gauge of normality that young people have is their observation of each other.
When a soldier is hit by an IED the gauge records the event.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gauge is attached to the gas burner and the pressure is read by means of a scale attached to the gauge.General Science|Bertha M. Clark
It is the practice to gauge all such vessels, and to charge them according to their actual content.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
This fact alone would serve as a gauge of the wide interval between the civilizations of the west and of China.Village Life in China|Arthur H. Smith
If gauge is not correct, pay no attention to it, but send back steam enough to heat the train.The Traveling Engineers' Association|Anonymous
One was the width of the gauge, that is, the distance between the rails.'Puffing Billy' and the Prize 'Rocket'|Helen Cross Knight
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.
"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.