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Definition of "gauge" []

  • A standard or scale of measurement. (noun)
  • A standard dimension, quantity, or capacity. (noun)
  • An instrument for measuring or testing. (noun)
  • A means of estimating or evaluating; a test: a gauge of character. See Synonyms at standard. (noun)
  • Nautical The position of a vessel in relation to another vessel and the wind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gauge" in a sentence
  • "I have been working on similar physics with what I call gauge-holes (which is what I call these) in Anti-deSitter spacetimes."
  • "The 20 gauge is no slouch, but only a starter gun for waterfowl if you can't handle a 12 gauge just yet."
  • "In my opinion the 870 in 12 gauge is the only gun a would need unless he was an elk hunter but you get the picture .. these guns last forever and i mean a LONG time so make sure you make a decision on your size and what you can handle ... happy hunting and good luck choosing the right 870 +1"