verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
Synonyms for gauge
Related Words for gaugingguess, calculate, evaluate, ascertain, assess, determine, quantify, weigh, appraise, calibrate, count, scale, compute, peg, figure, reckon, tally, meter, rate, value
Examples from the Web for gauging
Contemporary Examples of gauging
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
July 15, 2014
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
May 18, 2014
Gauging the exact level and nature of Russian interference inside Odessa is difficult.Is Putin’s Next Move to Take Over Odessa?
Josh Rogin, Eli Lake
April 17, 2014
Here, a guide to gauging the risks and payoffs of kill-or-capture operations.The Essential Spy Guide
Henry A. Crumpton
May 2, 2013
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
September 1, 2012
Historical Examples of gauging
In a considered, gauging tone George replied, "They're real."The Hohokam Dig
Even Joe himself laughs at the notion of gauging my expenses by his.Lord Kilgobbin
Human kind have three measures for gauging the other fellow.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
And above it still the gauging purpose, the strong, quick thinking.Legacy
James H Schmitz
I kept my eye on the nose of the ram, gauging it by some object behind.An Autobiography
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.