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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Example sentences from the Web for gauge
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
Even Joe himself laughs at the notion of gauging my expenses by his.Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
And above it still the gauging purpose, the strong, quick thinking.Legacy|James H Schmitz
Incommunicative as he was, some time elapsed before I had an opportunity of gauging his mind.The Key to the Bront Works|John Malham-Dembleby
He sighted, holding out one glove, and gauging the Connie's distance above the horizon, and his heart speeded.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin
The greatest difficulty experienced by the beginner in enlarging is undoubtedly the gauging of the correct exposure.Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do|Anonymous