Meaning of gauge

Definition of gauge

(noun) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
the thickness of wire
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
a surgical operation performed on the wrong part of the body
(verb) rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"

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