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There are 11 meanings of the word Gauge.

How to pronounce gauge:


Gauge - as a noun

Accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
standard of measurement

The distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

The thickness of wire

Diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Gauge - as a verb

Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Example: "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
calculate13cipher13compute13cypher16figure10reckon12work out
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Rub to a uniform size

Example: "Gauge bricks"

Determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

Example: "Gauge the wine barrels"

Measure precisely and against a standard

Example: "The wire is gauged"

Adapt to a specified measurement

Example: "Gauge the instruments"

Mix in specific proportions

Example: "Gauge plaster"

Example Sentences

"He used a measuring gauge to check the dimensions of the wood."
"The fuel gauge in the car indicates how much gasoline is left."
"The rain gauge in the backyard measures the amount of rainfall."
"The air pressure gauge showed that the tires needed to be inflated."
"They used a pressure gauge to monitor the water pressure in the pipes."
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Word Game Points

Is GAUGE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, gauge is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

GAUGE has a SCRABBLE points total of 7.

Is GAUGE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, gauge is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
GAUGE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 10.

Is GAUGE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, gauge is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
GAUGE has a WORDFEUD points total of 10.

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