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Definitions of gauge:

part of speech: verb transitive

To measure. Also, gage.

part of speech: noun

A measure.

part of speech: noun

A measure; a standard of measure; on a railway, the distance between the rails, usually 4 feet 8 1/ 2 inches; a workman's tool; a mixture of certain stuff and plaster, used in finishing the best ceilings, and for mouldings.

part of speech: verb

To measure or ascertain the contents of a cask or vessel; to measure or ascertain, as the quantity, diameter, & c.

part of speech: verb transitive

To measure or to ascertain the contents of; to ascertain the capacity of, as a pipe, puncheon, hogshead, barrel, tierce, keg, etc.: to measure in respect to proportion, capability, or power, or in respect to character or behavior; to take cognizance of the capacity, capability, or power of; to appraise; to estimate; as, I gauged his character very accurately. " The vanes nicely gauged on each said."- Derham.

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