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  • n  a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  • n  accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
  • n  the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
  • n  the thickness of wire
  • n  diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  • v  judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  • v  rub to a uniform size
    gauge bricks
  • v  determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
    gauge the wine barrels
  • v  measure precisely and against a standard
    the wire is gauged
  • v  adapt to a specified measurement
    gauge the instruments
  • v  mix in specific proportions
    gauge plaster

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  • Sandy Alderson in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy in USA Today
    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."
  • John McCain in The Associated Press
    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...

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