gauge gauge  /ˈɡeɪdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  2. (n) accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
  3. (n) the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
  4. (n) the thickness of wire
  5. (n) diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  6. (v) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  7. (v) rub to a uniform size
  8. (v) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
  9. (v) measure precisely and against a standard
  10. (v) adapt to a specified measurement
  11. (v) mix in specific proportions

Usage(s):

  1. Most people find happiness in family connections and friendships: Measure Your Happiness A quiz to gauge your joy PTI Archive Search over 80 years of PTI Magazine Online.
  2. Prosper uses credit scores to help its users gauge the risks of their deals, and easy-to-follow instructions on the site help clarify the details.
  3. To gauge the impact of the AbioCor artificial heart, you don't have to look much further than Robert Tools.

News

  1. U.S. Corporate Credit Swaps Decline for First Time in Two Days

    A gauge of U.S. corporate credit risk declined for the first time this week as investors weighed whether the economy is expanding enough to prompt the Federal Reserve to reduce debt purchases.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. UK RICS House Price Gauge At 3-Year High

    A gauge of house prices in the UK rose to its highest level in three years in May, suggesting that government's policies to revive the property market have started to pay off, results of a survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showed Tuesday. The RICS house price balance rose to 5 in May from 1 in April. This was the highest reading since June 2010.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: RTT News

  3. DEQ: Gauge Containing Radioactive Material Recovered

    A gauge containing radioactive material was recovered over the weekend. It had been stolen from the back of a pickup truck near Ponca City on Thursday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: News On 6 Tulsa

Quotes

  1. "I would suspect that it has mostly to do with the economy and both sides trying to gauge what impact that should have on the market," San Diego Padres chief executive officer Sandy Alderson said. "We are more mindful of the economy than we...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Sandy Alderson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I have an envoy who spoke to the authorities who are closest to the Dalai Lama," Sarkozy said. "I want dialogue to begin, and I will gauge my response on the response that the Chinese authorities give."
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: USA Today

  3. "As I gauge the progress of any war effort, I look at the broader trend lines. And it is for this reason that I am deeply concerned about our campaign in Afghanistan," Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: John McCain Source: The Associated Press

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