Synonyms of gauge


1. gauge, gage, measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device

usage: a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

2. gauge, standard of measurement, standard, criterion, measure, touchstone

usage: accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

3. gauge, distance, length

usage: the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

4. gauge, thickness

usage: the thickness of wire

5. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre, diameter, diam

usage: diameter of a tube or gun barrel


1. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure

usage: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

2. gauge, rub

usage: rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"

3. gauge, determine, find, find out, ascertain

usage: determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"

4. gauge, quantify, measure

usage: measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"

5. gauge, standardize, standardise

usage: adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"

6. gauge, blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge

usage: mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"

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