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gauged

verb

  1. (calculate)  to judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    Synonyms: approximate, estimate, gage, guess, judge, place, put, set. Type of: calculate. Follows:...
  2. (rub)  to rub to a uniform size
    Synonyms: gage. Type of: rub
  3. (determine)  to determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
    Synonyms: gage. Type of: determine
  4. (quantify)  to measure precisely and against a standard
    Synonyms: gage. Type of: quantify
  5. (standardize)  to adapt to a specified measurement
    Synonyms: gage. Type of: standardize
  6. (blend)  to mix in specific proportions
    Synonyms: gage. Type of: blend
  7. (bet)  to place a bet on
    Synonyms: back, bet on, gage, game, punt, stake. Type of: bet

Etymology summary

"ascertain by exact measurements", from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14th century),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Random House Dictionary:

gauge | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gage [technical use, sense-specific]

to determine the exact dimensions, capacity, quantity, or force of; measure. | to appraise, estimate, or judge. | to make conformable to a standard. | ... (22 of 332 words, 19 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

gauge | gage [United States] | gauged [United States] | gaugeable [derived] | gauger [derived]

an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something | a tool for checking whether something conforms ... (24 of 328 words, 13 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

gauge | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gaugeable [adjective, related]

a standard measure or scale of measurement | dimensions, capacity, thickness, etc. | any device for measuring something, as the thickness of wire, the ... (22 of 252 words, 17 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

gauge | gauged [past tense] | gaged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gaging [present participle] | gauges [3rd-person singular present] | gages [3rd-person singular present] | gage [sense-specific] | gaugeable [adjective, related]

A standard or scale of measurement. | A standard dimension, quantity, or capacity. | An instrument for measuring or testing. | A means of estimating ... (22 of 213 words, 17 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

gauge | gauges [plural] | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | misgauge | misgauged [past tense] | misgauging [present participle] | misgauges [3rd-person singular present] | broad gauges [railways, plural] | ...

A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard | An act of measuring. | Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam... (40 of 135 words, 10 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

gauge [transitive, verb] | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gauges [3rd-person singular present]

to make a judgment or guess about a situation, action, or person based on the information that you have | to measure the amount of something, or its ... (27 of 85 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gauge 16

gauge [countable] | gauges [plural] | gage [American spelling]

a piece of equipment that measures the amount of something | a way of saying how thick something is, especially something made of metal, wire, or ... (25 of 118 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

gauged [masonry]

dressed to size (3 of 16 words, pronunciation)

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gauge [entry 1, noun] | gage

a measurement (as of linear dimension) according to some standard or ... | an instrument for or a means of measuring or testing: as ; an instrument ... (26 of 263 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gauge

gauge [entry 2, verb] | gauged [past tense] | gaged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gaging [present participle] | gage | estimate [synonym, sense-specific] | judge [synonym, sense-specific] | calculate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to measure precisely the size, dimensions, or other measurable quantity of ; to determine the capacity or contents of ; "estimate", "judge" | to check ... (24 of 268 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

gauge [instrument] | Gage

in manufacturing and engineering, a device used to determine, either directly or indirectly, whether a dimension is larger or smaller than another ... (22 of 512 words, 1 image)

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gauge [railroad track] | Railway Gauge [synonym]

in railroad transportation, the width between the inside faces of running rails. Because the cost of construction and operation of a rail line is ... (24 of 171 words)

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gauge [firearms]

a measure of the bore of a shotgun. See bore. (10 of 11 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

gauge | gage | judge [synonym, sense-specific] | test [synonym, sense-specific] | criterion [synonym, sense-specific] | gaugeable [derived] | gageable [adjective, derived]

to measure or determine the amount, quantity, size, condition, etc, of | to estimate or appraise; judge | to check for conformity or bring into ... (23 of 767 words, 18 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gauge

Wikipedia:

Gauge [disambiguation]

may refer to: Gauge (instrument), any of a variety of measuring instruments For gauges on a car dashboard, see Dashboard items | Gauge blocks, metal blocks of precisely known length, used in measuring | Gauge (bore diameter), the diameter of a shotgun ... (40 of 486 words, 35 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

gauge [entry 1] | gage [United States]

to calculate an amount, especially by using a measuring device (10 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gauge 1

gauge [entry 2] | gage [United States]

to make a judgment about something, usually people's feelings (9 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gauge 2

gauge [entry 3] | gage [United States]

a device for measuring the amount or size of something | a device used to measure the pressure of the air in a tyre | [specialized] the distance ... (26 of 74 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gauge 3

gauge [entry 4, singular] | gage [United States]

a way of judging or showing something, especially the success or popularity of something (14 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gauge 4

Encarta Dictionary:

gauge | gauges [plural] | gages [plural] | gauged [past tense] | gaged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gaging [present participle] | gage

to determine the amount, quantity, size, or extent of something | to form a judgment of something uncertain or variable, especially somebody's ... (21 of 292 words, 13 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674654​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

gauge

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: "ascertain by exact measurements", from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14th century), from Old NorseFr. gauger (Old French jauger), from ... (19 of 77 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

gauge | gauges [plural] | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English gage, gaugen, from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French gauger (compare Modern French jauger from Old French jaugier), from gauge ("gauging rod"), from Frankish *galga ("measuring rod,... (27 of 65 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

gauge | gage [United States] | gauged [United States]

Origin: Middle English (denoting a standard measure): from Old French gauge (noun), gauger (verb), variant of Old Northern French jauge ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

gauge | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Norman French: see the "gauge" | Middle English gaugen from Norman French gaugier, probably from Vulgar Latin ... (19 of 23 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

gauge | gauged [past tense] | gaged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gaging [present participle] | gauges [3rd-person singular present] | gages [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old North French, gauging rod, of Germanic origin.

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Collins Dictionary:

gauge | gage

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old Northern French, probably of Germanic origin

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Merriam-Webster:

gauge [entry 1, noun] | gage

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English gauge, from Anglo-French

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Encarta Dictionary:

gauge | gauges [plural] | gages [plural] | gauged [past tense] | gaged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gaging [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old N French, variant of French jauge

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674654​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

gauge | gauges [plural] | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gauge"

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the Free Dictionary:

Gauged

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gauge

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gauged

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gauge

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Collins Dictionary:

gauge | gage

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gauge"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

gauge [countable] | gauges [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gauge"

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gauge [transitive, verb] | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gauges [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gauge"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

gauge [countable] | gauges [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gauge"

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gauge [transitive, verb] | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gauges [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gauge"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

gauge [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "gauge"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "gauge"

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Google Dictionary:

gauge | gages [plural] | gauges [plural] | gaged [past tense] | gauged [past tense] | gauging [present participle] | gaging [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "gauge"

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YourDictionary Audio:

gauge

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freedictionary.org:

Gauge

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