verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
Synonyms for gauge
Related Words for gaugesindicator, pattern, benchmark, meter, criterion, yardstick, barometer, guess, calculate, evaluate, ascertain, assess, determine, quantify, weigh, appraise, calibrate, height, sample, bore
Examples from the Web for gauges
Contemporary Examples of gauges
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.
Historical Examples of gauges
But the balladists and ballad characters had their own gauges of conduct.The Balladists
Grantline could not set his gauges fast enough to fire at every round.Wandl the Invader
Raymond King Cummings
Four are assorted for gauges of different radii, for moulding-irons, etc.
For the first time in twenty years, the gauges were examined.Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!
Warner Van Lorne
Faces and motives were to him what gauges and log-entries were to the Engineer.Breaking Point
James E. Gunn
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.