|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.|
|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"
|4.||[ noun ] (arms) diameter of a tube or gun barrel|
|Synonyms:||caliber calibre bore|
|Related terms:||diameter calibrate|
|5.||[ noun ] the thickness of wire|
|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|
|8.||[ verb ] mix in specific proportions|
|9.||[ verb ] determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation|
"gauge the wine barrels"
|10.||[ verb ] rub to a uniform size|
|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|