verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
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