Gauge

  • 1 Gauge — Gauge, n. [Written also gage.] 1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. [1913 Webster] This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by. Moxon. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Gauge — may refer to:In measurements:* American wire gauge, a measurement of diameter of a wire * Gauge (bore diameter), the diameter of a shotgun barrel * Stubs Iron Wire Gauge, which corresponds to the diameter of a hypodermic needle **See also * Sheet …

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  • 3 gauge — [gāj] n. [ME < NormFr: see the GAUGE vt.] 1. a standard measure or scale of measurement 2. dimensions, capacity, thickness, etc. 3. any device for measuring something, as the thickness of wire, the dimensions of a machined part, the amount of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Gauge — (g[=a]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gauged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gauging}] [OF. gaugier, F. jauger, cf. OF. gauge gauge, measuring rod, F. jauge; of uncertain origin; perh. fr. an assumed L. qualificare to determine the qualities of a thing (see… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Gauge — (ingl.) En lenguaje técnico, medida de la *distancia o el *hueco de ciertas cosas; por ejemplo, el tamaño del punto en los tejidos de punto, o la distancia entre los rieles de una *vía. * * * En física, las teorías extensamente aceptadas del… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 6 Gauge — bezeichnet: Gauge (Technik), Maße für Größenangaben, speziell Eichmaße und Endmaße, sowie Messgeräte, speziell Messuhren, Messlehren oder Schieblehren Gauge (Fluss), Fluss in Nordwest England Gauge (Pornodarstellerin) (* 1980), amerikanische… …

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  • 7 gauge — (v.) ascertain by exact measurements, mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. gauge (mid 14c.), from O.N.Fr. gauger (O.Fr. jauger), from gauge gauging rod, perhaps from Frankish *galgo rod, pole for measuring (Cf. O.N. gelgja pole, perch, O.H.G. galgo; see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 Gauge — [geidʒ] das; <aus engl. gauge »Normalmaß« zu altfr. gauger »messen«, weitere Herkunft unsicher> in der Strumpffabrikation Maß zur Angabe der Maschenzahl u. damit zur Feinheit des Erzeugnisses; Abk.: gg …

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  • 9 gauge — [n] measure, standard barometer, basis, benchmark, bore, capacity, check, criterion, degree, depth, example, exemplar, extent, guide, guideline, height, indicator, magnitude, mark, meter, model, norm, pattern, rule, sample, scale, scope, size,… …

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  • 10 gauge — sb. (fk.), gauge (mål for masketæthed i strik) …

    Dansk ordbog

  • 11 gauge — (chiefly US also gage) ► NOUN 1) an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something. 2) the thickness, size, or capacity of a wire, sheet, tube, bullet, etc., especially as a standard measure. 3) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 gauge — I verb adjudge, appraise, appreciate, arrive at a conclusion, ascertain, assess, calculate, calibrate, class, compute, consider, decide, deduce, determine, draw an inference, estimate, evaluate, exercise judgment, fathom, form an estimate, form… …

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  • 13 Gauge — 〈[gɛıdʒ] n.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.; Abk.: gg; Textilw.〉 1. Maß für die Feinheit des Gewirkes für Strümpfe 2. Einheit für die Stärke von Blechen u. Folien (1 g = 0,0254 mm) [Etym.: engl., »Normalmaß, Spurweite (Eisenbahn)«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 14 gauge — n *standard, criterion, yardstick, touchstone …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 Gauge — A knit goods term expressing the closeness of the wales. It is usual to express this by the number of needles in 11/2 in. or in 1 in …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 16 gauge — is spelt in this way, not guage …

    Modern English usage

  • 17 gauge — This is the British and Canadian spelling while in the United States it is sometimes spelled without the u (gage). It is becoming standard to use gage for wire size and gauge for an instrument. [1] An instrument that registers the quantity of a… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 18 gauge — gaugeable, adj. gaugeably, adv. /gayj/, v., gauged, gauging, n. v.t. 1. to determine the exact dimensions, capacity, quantity, or force of; measure. 2. to appraise, estimate, or judge. 3. to make conformable to a standard. 4. to mark or measure… …

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  • 19 gauge — ▪ I. gauge gauge 1 [geɪdʒ] verb [transitive] 1. to measure how people feel about something or the effect that something is likely to have on them: • The magazine commissioned research to gauge opinions on how British industry is meeting its… …

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  • 20 gauge — (ga)    1. a traditional unit measuring the interior diameter of a shotgun barrel. The gauge of a shotgun was the number of lead balls, each of a size just fitting inside the barrel, that were required to make up a pound. In other words, if a… …

    Dictionary of units of measurement