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.
OTHER WORDS FROM gauge
Example sentences from the Web for gauge
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.
All principal parts of engine accurately fitted to gauges and thoroughly interchangeable.Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives|M. Baird, et. al..
You must remember that in high-class workmanship these gauges are constantly being used.The Romance of Modern Mechanism|Archibald Williams
McGraw laid his bar over, and, like one putting his house in order, looked at his gauges and tried his valves.The Daughter of a Magnate|Frank H. Spearman
Tom sat in front of the control panel, his eyes sweeping the gauges and dials and at last fixing on the master acceleration lever.On the Trail of the Space Pirates|Carey Rockwell
For the first time in twenty years, the gauges were examined.Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!|Warner Van Lorne