Adjective "gauged" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something.
  1. 'Its new electric utility vehicle features a fuel gauge that displays the current level of battery power.'
  2. 'Historically, pressure has been measured with gauges that monitor the displacement of a mechanical element.'
  3. 'Early in the session, both market gauges hit their highest levels since June 3, 2002.'
  4. 'It includes a four-cup drink holder, center storage basket, low oil and fuel gauges or a state-of-charge meter.'
  5. 'He was still travelling at a reckless speed, but he didn't dare slow down as the needle on the fuel gauge had dropped to the lowest possible level.'
  6. 'This type of blower door has several gauges that measure the amount of air pulled out of the house by the fan.'
  7. 'To that end, manufacturers continue to refine the location of switches, gauges, and display panels so the operator can see them quickly and easily.'
  8. 'He also checked the two visual fuel gauges on the left forward face of the bomb bay bulkhead behind the flight deck.'
  9. 'The fuel gauges indicated between 180 and 190 pounds per side as we cleared the active runway.'
  10. 'Your eyes are riveted to the fuel and engine gauges - flow meter, mixture, tachometer, manifold pressure.'
  11. 'mark out the details of the angled surfaces with a knife and gauge'
  12. 'She opens the lid to display an array of instruments and enthusiastically picks out a tool gauge and micrometer.'
  13. 'This required both the design of unprecedented machines and machine tools, and a radical redesign of gauges which could pass good parts at the required microlevel of accuracy.'
  14. 'emigration is perhaps the best gauge of public unease'
  15. 'It gives you a visual gauge on your cycle breathing, with a few bits and pieces.'
  16. 'You know, sometimes the police ask questions when they know the answers because that's giving you a gauge of what kind of person you're dealing with.'
  17. 'A study addresses how economic status is no longer a sufficient gauge of a nation's well-being.'
  18. 'These entropic effects are necessary for calculating free energies, which are the true gauges of conformational stability at equilibrium.'
  19. 'It's still a great gauge of an artist's popularity, and it tells the business world that the record company is doing things right.'
  20. 'Existing rateable values - a gauge of rental values - are based on a snapshot of the economy in 1993.'
  21. 'While focus groups do not provide a representative sample, they do offer a gauge of general attitudes.'
  22. 'Many teachers argue the national tests are not a proper gauge of whether children can read or write and many who ‘fail’ are literate.'
  23. 'If so, do you check the motor vehicle driving record of power boat operators as a gauge of their driving habits?'
  24. 'He has his own gauge of whether his dishes work or not.'
The thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure.
  1. 'A rough analogy: using a net of a certain gauge will fail to catch fish of a certain size, but these uncaught ones are not a definite category of fish.'
  2. 'To judge the quality of a tufted carpet, look at both the number of stitches per inch and the gauge.'
  3. as modifier 'a fine 0.018-inch gauge wire'
  4. 'Weekly blood samples were taken from the brachial vein using a 26.5 gauge needle and heparinized microcapillary tubes.'
  5. 'In a totally unscientific test I poked myself with an 18 gauge needle.'
  6. 'First I have to select the proper gauge rope, and then I weave the net in a particular pattern to ensure that it has the proper balance of strength and flexibility.'
  7. 'They are constructed of welded 12 gauge galvanized steel wire, low in maintenance and easy to put up.'
  8. 'Nine gauge or thicker wire is best, which we cut in five to six foot lengths.'
  9. 'Stomachs were pumped in the field with a 10 cc syringe fitted with 18 - gauge rubber tubing.'
  10. 'Use 28 - gauge copper and gold-colored wire to string the beads.'
  11. 'Be sure to use the proper gauge wiring in extension cords.'
  12. 'These wires appear to be regularly intersected and perhaps also supported by wire of a lighter gauge suspended from above.'
  13. 'The hepatic portal vein was cannulated with an appropriate gauge catheter and the superior vena cava and inferior vena cava (superior to the kidney) were both cut.'
  14. 'He said he saw a bandoleer, which held 12 - gauge shotgun shells, but no guns.'
  15. 'Some of his deep throws died like a duck hit with a bullet from a 12 - gauge shotgun.'
  16. 'She said he did not have a permit for any of the weapons he was carrying: a semiautomatic assault rifle, a 12 - gauge shotgun and a pistol.'
  17. 'In whatever vehicle he was driving, a double-barreled, 12 - gauge shotgun resided somewhere near at hand.'
  18. 'This is a luxury the tank provides, a fine opportunity to use a lighter gauge for closer shots.'
  19. 'In the loft they found a sawn-off, single-barrel 12 - gauge shotgun, a cartridge belt and a number of cartridges which were compatible with the gun.'
  20. 'Adapters and wads are available for most handgun and rifle calibers, and 12 - gauge shotguns.'
  21. 'For example, suppose you accidentally loaded a 20-gauge shell into a 12 - gauge shotgun.'
  22. 'The future should include an increasing variety of gauges, barrel lengths and sport-specific models.'
  23. 'They both had automatic 12 - gauge shotguns, and I'm going to say that each one was carrying a satchel filled with four boxes of ammo.'
  24. as modifier '500-gauge polythene'
  25. 'Heavy gauge sheet materials are used by a variety of industries for a myriad of products.'
  26. 'Self-tapping screws have a special point that resembles a drill bit and are capable of cutting their own pilot hole in light gauge sheet metal.'
  27. 'Tension specimens, gage length 25 by 10 mm, were cut along the rolling direction from the following 1.2 mm sheet aluminum alloys.'
  28. 'the line was laid to a gauge of 2 ft 9 ins'
  29. 'Multiple currencies are as sensible as different rail gauges and different power sockets - they are an anachronistic inconvenience and costly.'
  30. 'It owns and runs a miniature railway that has a five-inch gauge track 1,605 ft long.'
  31. 'Narrow Gauge is a description of a railway's track gauge.'
  32. 'To slow them down they built their tracks using a wider gauge.'
  33. 'The colonies built their lines with different gauges.'
  34. 'The dual gauge rail loop will give trains from regional areas direct access to North Quay in the inner harbour.'
  35. 'What was even more striking was that seven had never seen ‘a railway’ though a metre gauge line runs through the district for almost 1000 miles.'
  36. 'Incidentally, the references to the Australian system are to the way its (state-run) railways ended up with three separate track gauges.'
  37. 'They made their rail gauge 5 feet, as opposed to the usual 4 feet 8 ½ inches used by Germany.'
  38. 'The angular transducer data are used for the assessment of the track gauge and to determine the trolley wobble between the rails.'
The position of a sailing ship to windward (the weather gage) or leeward (the lee gage) of another.
  1. 'A ship sought weather gage of its enemy, so that it had freedom of maneuver, and could close if it wished.'


Estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of.
  1. 'To gauge the right quantity of the stabilizer, consult the instructions on its can.'
  2. 'The length of his contract is measured in years, but his popularity and competence are gauged from game to game, on a sliding scale that depends largely on what hot coaches are on the market.'
  3. 'The consultation process is part of a Government exercise to gauge public support for a directly elected regional assembly for Yorkshire and the Humber.'
  4. 'That portrait paradigm measured an image's accuracy by gauging its success in representing the precise topography of its subject's face.'
  5. 'You can only gauge how well any tool works by putting it into action.'
  6. 'A measure of the popularity of this district can be gauged by the bookings.'
  7. 'The enzyme's angular torque profile under load can be gauged by measuring the average curvature and the stochastic fluctuations of actin filaments.'
  8. 'This approach of measuring user performance helps us gauge the quality of our improvements through successive rounds of refinement of the architecture.'
  9. 'While the report speaks glowingly about the positive economic spinoffs of a healthy arts community, measuring a city's culture isn't the same as gauging the impact of, say, its manufacturing sector.'
  10. 'Radar gun readings gauge the raw ability of pitchers, but no such measure exists for hitters.'
  11. 'she was unable to gauge his mood'
  12. 'It wasn't just the rain that made me less than enthusiastic as I listened to the speeches and tried to gauge the mood around me.'
  13. 'Armed with information he could gauge the situation, perhaps simply buying cheap or, more subtly, offering new violins for old.'
  14. 'Under that model, teachers, students, and schools are gauged by how their test scores measure up.'
  15. 'They sat gauging the situation by their mother's expression.'
  16. 'But as an election is less than a year away, most political activists will prefer to save their energies for gauging public mood and speculation about who will be bed down politically with whom thereafter.'
  17. 'Usually she could gauge his moods but this was an extreme situation.'
  18. 'No longer, then, do we call upon the great books or teachings of western culture to measure our words or gauge our actions.'
  19. 'I had now learned to gauge her emotional moods like a seismologist reads a Richter scale.'
  20. 'It looks as if our ‘leaders’ are listening to the poor, that they are using the opportunity provided by electioneering to gauge the public mood.'
  21. 'The big decisions can wait until the summer after he has had a chance to gauge the situation.'
Measure the dimensions of (an object) with a gauge.
  1. 'It isn't a tangible quantity; it can't be measured or gauged.'
  2. 'The machine gauges the coin's weight and dimensions very quickly.'
  3. 'It had 400 full-time people working in the water and soil division, gauging the rivers and measuring the flows.'
  4. 'For the firebox and hearth, we selected African Prairie Slate, a richly patterned stone that is sold in gauged (evenly thick) 12-inch squares.'

More definitions

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 off; delineate.

5. to prepare or mix (plaster) with a definite proportion of plaster of Paris and mortar.

6. to chip or rub (bricks or stones) to a uniform size or shape. noun

7. a standard of measure or measurement.

8. a standard dimension, size, or quantity. 9. any d

More examples(as adjective)

"sets can be gauged."

"weeks can be gauged."

"prices can be gauged."

"performances can be gauged."

"aspects can be gauged."

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(gauge)Middle English (denoting a standard measure): from Old French gauge (noun), gauger (verb), variant of Old Northern French jauge (noun), jauger (verb), of unknown origin.