# Gauge

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### Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

• a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
• diameter of a tube or gun barrel
• the thickness of wire
• the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
• accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
• mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
• adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
• measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
• judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
• determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
• rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"

### Definitions from Wiktionary

• a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc. ,
• accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared ,
• the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train ,
• the thickness of wire ,
• diameter of a tube or gun barrel

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### Gauge Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A gauge is a display of some kind that shows a measurement. Common types of gauges are dials and scales.

Examples are rain gauges, speedometers and pressure gauges.

### 'Gauge' example sentence in quotations

* Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less. - Jean Jacques Rousseau

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