Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gauge

5 senses of gauge

Sense 1

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

=> measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device -- (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

Sense 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)

=> standard, criterion, measure, touchstone -- (a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work")

Sense 3

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

=> distance, length -- (size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points")

Sense 4

gauge -- (the thickness of wire)

=> thickness -- (the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width)

Sense 5

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

=> diameter, diam -- (the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gauge

6 senses of gauge

Sense 1

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

=> calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Sense 2

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

=> rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 3

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

=> determine, find, find out, ascertain -- (establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize")

Sense 4

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

=> quantify, measure -- (express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?")

Sense 5

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

=> standardize, standardise -- (cause to conform to standard or norm; "The weights and measures were standardized")

Sense 6

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

=> blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge -- (mix together different elements; "The colors blend well")