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Gauge in a Sentence

Examples of gauge in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of gauge, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(verb) - determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

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EXAMPLES - Gauge in a Sentence

  1. The gauge is a measure of commodity shipping costs. (source)
  2. Here the equivalent of a gauge is a coordinate frame. (source)
  3. That gauge, which is typically lower than the CPI, was up (source)
  4. We're up to 35.25 at the other gauge, which is above record stage. (source)
  5. Bloomberg points to the so-called gauge of fear, the Vix gauge of fear. (source)
  6. A trunnion-gauge, which is an iron ring of the proper diameter of the trunnions. (source)
  7. The gauge is a narrow one, so that the locomotive can be made of small dimensions. (source)
  8. No quality, properly choked, 3 pump 12 gauge is ever a bad choice for a waterfowling. (source)
  9. Using specific numbers of dates or numbers of weeks/months as your gauge is a bad idea. (source)
  10. In the plantation they use an instrument called a gauge to measure the thickness of bananas. (source)
  11. This is indicated on a built-in pressure gauge, which is calibrated in percentage of moisture. (source)
  12. As an instance of less excusable ignorance, we shall often find the word gauge printed as guage. (source)
  13. The water level in the cistern is indicated by means of a glass gauge, which is represented at G. (source)
  14. The gauge was another of the SJNP crew's miracles, fabricated and calibrated in a couple of hours. (source)
  15. The easiest way to measure this, if you don't have a gauge, is to hold a penny upside down in the tread. (source)
  16. That gauge, which is typically lower than the CPI, was up 1.5 percent in the 12 months ended in December. (source)
  17. Inner transformations such as so-called gauge transformations are connected with more abstract properties. (source)
  18. One of its branches leads, by a rubber tube, to the pressure gauge, which is a U-tube of glass containing mercury. (source)
  19. The gauge is a most difficult tool for the novice to use, and his trouble is generally caused by holding it too flat. (source)
  20. To build the Standard Model we assume that our wavefunctions obey certain peculiar symmetries, called gauge symmetries. (source)
  21. If you are shooting slugs, a 20 gauge is capable of killing deer but it doesn't have the same knockdown power as a 12 gauge. (source)
  22. I have been working on similar physics with what I call gauge-holes (which is what I call these) in Anti-deSitter spacetimes. (source)
  23. Bomke said she considers the title a gauge of popularity, a good thing for her station, and a way to stand out in a competitive field. (source)
  24. Now, the vice president was shooting a .28 gauge, which is actually a slightly smaller gun than this .20 gauge shell that I brought in. (source)
  25. In the past decade, physicists have used string theory to build a connection between quantum and gravitational mechanics, known as gauge/gravity duality. (source)
  26. Q What I'm trying to gauge is to what extent this dovetails with the President's insistence, which is not new, for Arafat to do more to prevent these things. (source)
  27. It has a nice LED display on the front that provides full status information, like connection info and battery gauge, which is sadly lacking on the Verizon MiFi. (source)
  28. Niether in my opinon the 16 gauge is the best all around shotgun the weight of a twenty in Winchester Model 12 or Browning BPS with the shot load big enough to be effective. (source)
  29. To assist in determining the correct proportion of sugar to use in the making of jelly, the hydrometer, or sirup gauge, which is explained in _Canning and Drying_, will be found helpful. (source)
  30. You will probably want a 12 gauge for a little larger sweet spot as you grow older but if a 12 gauge is too heavy for you now, you can go with a 20 gauge and use it as a quail/rabbit gun later. (source)
  31. Meanwhile, the conventional three-gauge instrument cluster has been replaced by a wonderfully high-tech 12. 3-inch TFT (thin-film transistor) display offering what might be called gauge avatars. (source)
  32. The conventional three-gauge instrument cluster on the dashboard has been replaced by a wonderfully high-tech 12. 3-inch TFT (thin-film transistor) display offering what might be called gauge avatars. (source)
  33. Some theories are distinguished by the mathematical property of gauge invariance which means that transformations, so-called gauge transformations, of certain terms do not change the observable quantities. (source)
  34. I share their point of view that perhaps the most fundamental construction in geometry is that of a connection on a principal bundle (aka a gauge field), and the implications of this idea takes up most of the book. (source)
  35. But the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data also showed headline inflation figure, which the RBA uses as a short term gauge of inflation, grew by 1 per cent in the September quarter, for an annual rate of 1.3 per cent. (source)
  36. But the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data also showed headline inflation figure, which the RBA uses as a short term gauge of inflation, grew by 1.0 per cent in the September quarter, for an annual rate of 1.3 per cent. (source)
  37. At one side of the gauge is the circular scale, C, capable of being revolved round its vertical axis, as well as adjusted up and down, so as to bring the zero pointer exactly to the top of the fluid when the vessel is without list. (source)
  38. The 3-month bill has been used as a short-term gauge of confidence in the marketplace, because investors tend to shuffle funds in and out of the bill as they assess risk in other places - the lower the yield, the more risk they see. (source)
  39. Veritas, Where the Foremost International Wine Experts Will Have Their Say has over the past 16 years become known as the gauge for quality and excellence in the wine industry and is closely followed by wine connoisseurs and ordinary wine lovers alike. (source)
  40. While the government had only paid a small fraction, or 250 million dollars, of the project's cost, Bing said his firm had made some progress on the 1,315-kilometre (817 miles) Lagos-Kano double track standard gauge, which is the first phase of the 25-year-long modernisation project. (source)
  41. In my opinion the 870 in 12 gauge is the only gun a would need unless he was an elk hunter but you get the picture .. these guns last forever and i mean a LONG time so make sure you make a decision on your size and what you can handle ... happy hunting and good luck choosing the right 870 +1 (source)
  42. If you go to the hardware store to get two lengths of a certain gauge wire, one 2 feet long and one 6 feet long, and then back home you discover you need different lengths for your project, it is just as hard to cut through the 2-foot length in some mid-point as it is to cut the 6-foot length at some mid-point. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "gauge" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 34 synonyms for gauge.

barometer, basis, benchmark, bore, capacity, check, criterion, degree, depth, example, exemplar, extent, guide, guideline, height, indicator, magnitude, mark, meter, model, norm, pattern, rule, sample, scale, scope, size, span, test, thickness, touchstone, type, width, yardstick


We have 4 antonyms for gauge.

estimate, extreme, guess, unimportance



Syllabification: ['gauge']


View up to 25 definitions of gauge from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A standard or scale of measurement.
  2. (noun) A standard dimension, quantity, or capacity.
  3. (noun) An instrument for measuring or testing.
  4. (noun) A means of estimating or evaluating; a test: a gauge of character. See Synonyms at standard.
  5. (noun) Nautical The position of a vessel in relation to another vessel and the wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard
  2. (noun) An act of measuring.
  3. (noun) Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
  4. (noun) A thickness of sheet metal or wire designated by any of several numbering schemes.
  5. (noun) The distance between the rails of a railway.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (verb-transitive) To measure or determine with a gauge.
  2. (verb-transitive) To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
  3. (verb-transitive) To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
  4. (verb-transitive) To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.
  5. (verb-transitive) To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) etc. See gage, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (verb) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
  2. (verb) measure precisely and against a standard
  3. (noun) the thickness of wire
  4. (noun) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  5. (verb) rub to a uniform size