verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
Synonyms for gauge
Related Words for gaugedguess, calculate, evaluate, ascertain, assess, determine, quantify, weigh, appraise, calibrate, count, scale, compute, peg, figure, reckon, tally, meter, rate, value
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Contemporary Examples of gauged
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
April 29, 2012
Historical Examples of gauged
His ideal of womankind is gauged by the character of the woman he seeks.The Call of the Twentieth Century
David Starr Jordan
"And gauged distance," the Captain said feebly from the cot in the corner.The Gun
Philip K. Dick
He had gauged his way accurately, too, for a step or two brought him to the door.
I gauged our movement, and dropped an explosive powder bomb.
He had gauged the character of his most uncompromising and powerful enemy to a nicety.Half a Hero
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.