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  1. [noun] a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    Synonyms: gage

  2. [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

  3. [noun] the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

  4. [noun] the thickness of wire

  5. [noun] diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    Synonyms: bore, caliber, calibre

  6. [verb] judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    Synonyms: estimate, approximate, guess, judge

  7. [verb] rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"

  8. [verb] determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"

  9. [verb] measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"

  10. [verb] adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"

  11. [verb] mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"


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