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.
OTHER WORDS FROM gauge
How to use gauge in a sentence
I began by saying that markets are not good gauges of our economies.
And now, inevitably, there must be critical attention paid to those faulty speed gauges.Flight 447's Terrifying Four-and-a-Half-Minute Crash|Clive Irving|May 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
That oil used in manufacturing the gauges had not been flushed out, and a residue remained.
There are three of these gauges on each Airbus, called pitot tubes.
This directive suggests a far more specific flaw in the Airbus air speed gauges than has been admitted before.
On the wall of his room was a map of the Southern States, showing by colored lines the various gauges of all the railroads.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
Some rain-gauges are constructed for showing the quantity of rain which falls from each of the four principal quarters.The Rain Cloud|Anonymous
The observation of rain-gauges and hygrometers at the same three descriptions of locality.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
To provide efficient safety-valves, steam-gauges, and other appurtenances.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
But one feels that he loves and hates his children as we do, and that he correctly gauges their moral value.Essays on Modern Novelists|William Lyon Phelps