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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How to use gauge in a sentence
For either product, “be sure to check the pressure gauges every month to ensure the extinguishers are still good or are fully charged,” Berliet says.When to replace smoke detectors, sponges, pillows and more, according to experts|Daniel Bortz|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Fund managers and Wall Street analysts see the volatility gauge as a helpful tool to measure investor risk appetite.Investors are in a bullish mood as Americans head to the polls|Bernhard Warner|November 3, 2020|Fortune
More than $2 trillion has been wiped from the value of American equities this week and Wall Street’s fear gauge spiked to the highest in four months.Wednesday’s FAAMG-led sell-off was no blip, tech bears say|Bernhard Warner|October 29, 2020|Fortune
One way we at The Washington Post look at these polls is by averaging the highest-quality ones, which gives us a gauge of candidates’ support both nationally and in contested states.
That, in turn, offers a gauge of how much of an antibody is present.
Its biggest success so far, gauging by buzz more than anything else, has been The Awesomes, an animated series from Seth Meyers.Hulu’s Very Funny ‘Hotwives of Orlando’ Takes on Netflix|Kevin Fallon|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This tour, gauging by this video, looks to be a more…intense experience than that.Jay Z and Beyonce Release Epic, Violent New Short Film For 'On the Run' Tour|Kevin Fallon|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gauging the exact level and nature of Russian interference inside Odessa is difficult.
Here, a guide to gauging the risks and payoffs of kill-or-capture operations.
Lauren Ashburn on how gauging the impact of a convention speech depends on where you sit.Mitt Romney Rocked His Speech—Inside the Republican Convention Bubble|Lauren Ashburn|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His eyes were again fixed upon her as though gauging accurately the extent of his influence upon her.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
I am seldom wrong in gauging character; these are his vital spots, and they are of the essence of this matter.Villa Rubein and Other Stories|John Galsworthy
Gauging of the principal springs, both in the neighbourhood of the areas of plantation and at places far removed from those areas.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
As he ran, he gathered momentum, gauging the distance carefully, and reaching the mark exactly.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
About the same time Oughtred described a modified form of the rectilinear slide rule, to be used in London for gauging.William Oughtred|Florian Cajori