verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
Synonyms for gauge
Related Words for gaugeindicator, pattern, benchmark, meter, criterion, yardstick, barometer, guess, calculate, evaluate, ascertain, assess, determine, quantify, weigh, appraise, calibrate, height, sample, bore
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Contemporary Examples of gauge
It took the entire day, but the slow pace indicated that it was probably a test to gauge public reaction.The Monuments Men of Occupy Hong Kong
December 4, 2014
So, he approached his nomadic friends to gauge their interest in the collaboration.London’s Pagan Counterculture Kings
October 12, 2014
To gauge his level of truthfulness, I asked, “So, you wouldn't mind if I included your donor identification number in the story?”Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something
September 20, 2014
The only gauge of normality that young people have is their observation of each other.Kids Don’t Know How Overweight They Really Are
July 29, 2014
When a soldier is hit by an IED the gauge records the event.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries
March 23, 2014
Historical Examples of gauge
Nevertheless, he has liberated a force that no gauge made by man can measure.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
But it is not every man that can gauge the value of a working mine so well as John Kenyon.'A Woman Intervenes
The gauge is a narrow one, so that the locomotive can be made of small dimensions.
The battery was exhausted, but this fact had not been indicated on the gauge.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
I was trying cautiously to gauge him, to get from him all the information I could.
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.