\ɡˈe͡ɪd͡ʒ], \ɡˈeɪdʒ], \ɡ_ˈeɪ_dʒ]\
Definitions of GAUGE
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
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- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By James Champlin Fernald
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
To measure or to ascertain the contents of; to ascertain the capacity of, as a pipe, puncheon, hogshead, barrel, tierce, keg, etc.: to measure in respect to proportion, capability, or power, or in respect to character or behavior; to take cognizance of the capacity, capability, or power of; to appraise; to estimate; as, I gauged his character very accurately. "The vanes nicely gauged on each said."-Derham.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
A measure; a standard of measure; the number of feet which a ship sinks in the water; the position of one vessel with respect to another, the weather-gauge being to weatherward, and the lee-gauge to leeward; a piece of hard wood variously notched, used to adjust the dimensions, slopes, &c., of the various sorts of letters; an instrument made to strike a line parallel to the straight side of a board; the distance between the rails, the broad gauge being 7 ft. and the narrow gauge 4 ft. 8 1/2 in. Sliding gauge, a tool used by mathematical instrument makers for measuring and setting off distances. Rain-gauge, an instrument for measuring the quantity of rain which falls at any given place. Sea-gauge, an instrument for finding the depth of the sea. Syphon-gauge, a gauge made in the form of a syphon, such as the steam-gauge, condenser-gauge, &c. Tide-gauge, an instrument for determining the height of the tides. Wind-gauge, an instrument for measuring the force of the wind on any given surface. Gauges, brass rings with handles, to find the diameter of all kinds of shot with expedition.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. An instrument to determine dimensions or capacity; a standard of any kind;—dimensions; estimate;—any apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon;—position with reference to a vessel and to the wind;—the depth to which a vessel sinks in the water;—the distance between the rails of a railway;—the calibre of a gun;—the size of metallic wire or rods.