gauge


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01. The police were able to [gauge] the speed of the car using a hand-held radar gun.
02. The government has commissioned a poll to [gauge] public opinion on the issue.
03. Use a pressure [gauge] to make sure you don't put too much air in your tires.
04. The machine has various temperature [gauges] and pressure [gauges] that must be monitored at all times.
05. It has been difficult to [gauge] the leader's reaction to the crisis in his party because he has refused to make any comment on the issue.
06. The Dow-Jones average is an important [gauge] of economic activity on the stock market.
07. The sweater is made with very fine [gauge] knit wool.
08. The speed [gauge] on my car is broken so I can't tell how fast I'm going.
09. We need a very thin [gauge] wire to get through the hole.
10. Logan Pearsall Smith once suggested that the vitality of a new movement in Art must be [gauged] by the fury it arouses.
11. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that the human heart is difficult to [gauge].
12. The government had not properly [gauged] the degree of popular discontent with its policies.
13. Someone once suggested that you can often [gauge] a man's ambition by whether he hates his alarm clock or considers it his dear friend.
14. In a recent study conducted at a museum, researchers [gauged] the popularity of each exhibit by noting how quickly the floor tiles in front of the display needed to be replaced.
15. Nowadays, many cars have sensors to [gauge] such things as temperature, speed, fuel level, and pressure.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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 …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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