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'gauges'

Overview of noun gauge
1. gauge, gage -- (a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.)

2. gauge, standard of measurement -- (accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared)

3. gauge -- (the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train)

4. gauge -- (the thickness of wire)

5. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre -- (diameter of a tube or gun barrel)


Overview of verb gauge
1. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge -- (judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds")

2. gauge -- (rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks")

3. gauge -- (determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels")

4. gauge -- (measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged")

5. gauge -- (adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments")

6. gauge -- (mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster")



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