gauge

Part of speech: noun

The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.

Part of speech: verb

To measure; estimate.

Part of speech: noun

An instrument for measuring capacity or dimensions; a standard.

Part of speech:

Same as GAGE, etc.

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Usage examples "gauge":

  1. Murphy glanced at his gauge. - "Sjambak", John Holbrook Vance.
  2. All her short life long, Laura had suffered under a home- made, picturesque style of dress; and she had resented, with a violence even Mother did not gauge, this use of her young body as a peg on which to hang fantastic garments. - "The Getting of Wisdom", Henry Handel Richardson.
  3. There was much talk of what was called the " prayer- gauge." - "Our Unitarian Gospel", Minot Savage.