weather gauge


Nautical. See under gauge(def 17).
the position of advantage; upper hand: Having bought out her competitors, she now has the weather gauge in the industry.

Origin of weather gauge

First recorded in 1890–95

Definition for weather gauge (2 of 2)


[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.


Also especially in technical use, gage.

Origin of gauge

1375–1425; late Middle English < Old North French (French jauge) < Germanic
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/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

verb (tr)



(of a pressure measurement) measured on a pressure gauge that registers zero at atmospheric pressure; above or below atmospheric pressure5 bar gauge See also absolute (def. 10)
Derived Formsgaugeable or gageable, adjectivegaugeably or gageably, adverb

Word Origin for gauge

C15: from Old Northern French, probably of Germanic origin
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