Associations to the word «Gauge»

Pictures for the word «Gauge»


GAUGE, noun. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard
GAUGE, noun. An act of measuring.
GAUGE, noun. Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
GAUGE, noun. A thickness of sheet metal or wire designated by any of several numbering schemes.
GAUGE, noun. (rail transport) The distance between the rails of a railway.
GAUGE, noun. (mathematics) (analysis) A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.
GAUGE, noun. (knitting) The number of stitches per inch, centimetre, or other unit of distance.
GAUGE, noun. (nautical) Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind.
GAUGE, noun. (nautical) The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.
GAUGE, noun. (plastering) The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to make it set more quickly.
GAUGE, noun. That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.
GAUGE, noun. (firearms) A unit of measurement which describes how many spheres of bore diameter of a shotgun can be had from one pound of lead; 12 gauge is roughly equivalent to .75 caliber.
GAUGE, noun. (slang) (by extension) A shotgun (synecdoche for 12 gauge shotgun, the most common chambering for combat and hunting shotguns).
GAUGE, verb. (transitive) To measure or determine with a gauge; to measure the capacity of.
GAUGE, verb. (transitive) To estimate.
GAUGE, verb. (transitive) To appraise the character or ability of; to judge of.
GAUGE, verb. (textile) (transitive) To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it.
GAUGE, verb. (transitive) To mix (a quantity of ordinary plaster) with a quantity of plaster of Paris.
GAUGE, verb. (transitive) To chip, hew or polish (stones, bricks, etc) to a standard size and/or shape.
GAUGE BLOCK, noun. A precision-ground template used for the calibration of mechanical measuring devices.
GAUGE BLOCKS, noun. Plural of gauge block
GAUGE BOSON, noun. (particle) any of the fundamental particles that carry the fundamental forces of nature
GAUGE BOSONS, noun. Plural of gauge boson
GAUGE COCK, noun. A stopcock used as a try cock for ascertaining the height of the water level in a steam boiler.
GAUGE GLASS, noun. A glass tube for a water gauge.

Dictionary definition

GAUGE, noun. A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc..
GAUGE, noun. Accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared.
GAUGE, noun. The distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train.
GAUGE, noun. The thickness of wire.
GAUGE, noun. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel.
GAUGE, verb. Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds".
GAUGE, verb. Rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks".
GAUGE, verb. Determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels".
GAUGE, verb. Measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged".
GAUGE, verb. Adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments".
GAUGE, verb. Mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster".

Wise words

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