1. [ verb ] (mathematics) form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, esp. quantities or time
Synonyms: estimate judge guess approximate

"I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"

Related terms: calculate place give misgauge lowball quantise guesstimate assess truncate make reckon overestimate lowball estimate estimate appraisal evaluator guess estimate guesser
2. [ noun ] a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
Synonyms: gage
Related terms: measuring_instrument dipstick gas_gauge vacuum_gauge pressure_gauge rain_gauge strain_gauge surface_gauge depth_gauge water_gauge wire_gauge anemometer
3. [ verb ] (law) adapt to a specified measurement

"gauge the instruments"

Related terms: standardize
4. [ noun ] (arms) diameter of a tube or gun barrel
Synonyms: caliber calibre bore
Related terms: diameter calibrate
5. [ noun ] the thickness of wire
Related terms: thickness
6. [ verb ] measure precisely and against a standard

"the wire is gauged"

Related terms: quantify standard_of_measurement
7. [ noun ] accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
Synonyms: standard_of_measurement
Related terms: standard
8. [ verb ] mix in specific proportions

"gauge plaster"

Related terms: blend
9. [ verb ] determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

"gauge the wine barrels"

Related terms: determine
10. [ verb ] rub to a uniform size

"gauge bricks"

Related terms: rub
11. [ noun ] the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
Related terms: distance narrow_gauge standard_gauge broad_gauge
Similar spelling:   gage