verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
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Origin of gauge
historical usage of gauge
Middle English gauge (noun and verb) comes from Old French gauger (verb) “to measure” and gauge (noun) “the action or result of measuring” (in modern French jauger and jauge for the verb and noun, respectively). Further etymology is speculative and unsatisfactory; some authorities suggest a Germanic noun galgōn- “branch, rod,” which becomes gealga in Old English (Modern English gallows ).
In Middle English the spellings gage- and gauge- occur indiscriminately, and some reputable modern authorities recommend the spelling gage, which is the spelling often used in technical contexts. A very common misspelling is guage.
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Example sentences from the Web for gauge
The new process is aimed at helping issuers and their advisers gauge demand, especially for high-growth companies subject to wide differences in valuation among investors, the people said.Airbnb, DoorDash raise prices ranges ahead of blockbuster week for IPOs|Claire Zillman, reporter|December 7, 2020|Fortune
Maybe just listening to the unboastful Fullers yields a gauge of how the past half-century has seen the American respect for the female athlete hatch, then wobble, then gallop.Sarah Fuller made history. Her parents understand why her moment matters.|Chuck Culpepper|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
In the case of AlphaFold 2, what DeepMind has done instead is build in a confidence gauge, which asks AlphaFold 2 to say how confident it is in its own predictions for each part of the protein structure.Lessons from DeepMind’s breakthrough in protein-folding A.I.|Jeremy Kahn|December 1, 2020|Fortune
Germany’s DAX index plans its most sweeping overhaul since its inception, adding 10 new companies and new quality controls after the implosion of Wirecard AG rocked investor confidence in the gauge.Reeling from the Wirecard scandal, Germany’s DAX is getting its largest overhaul ever|kdunn6|November 24, 2020|Fortune
The ongoing averages offer a continuously updated gauge of overall support for each candidate.
The Pew survey also gauged opinion on more women becoming the primary breadwinner.
And because the Pentagon gauged CERP a success, a similar initiative is under way in Afghanistan.SIGIR Audit Finds Some U.S. CERP Funds Went to Insurgents in Iraq|Eli Lake|April 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I had no need to excuse Armelline, for the princess and the cardinal had gauged her capacities.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
For example, in a complete round of artillery ammunition, 80 dimensions must be gauged.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
The bitterness inspired by these attempts to coerce the President may be gauged by a remark attributed to Mrs. Davis.The Day of the Confederacy|Nathaniel W. Stephenson
The mass of dough to be thrown, is weighed out or gauged by an experienced hand.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Roy looked up, gauged the distance, and, to his horror saw that the cab contained a lady and a little girl.The Boy from the Ranch|Frank V. Webster