Gauge in a sentence as a noun

A 100 foot cord of cheap 16 gauge wire can still supply almost 900 watts before the voltage drops below 100v.

This seems like a poor study to gauge peoples' desire/aversion to thinking.

The smell of the root/bark is great, but the concentration/taste of the brewed liquid is very difficult to gauge.

Not everyone would know who Hinton is, but may gauge that he is someone important from these fun anecdotes.

And that makes it harder than ever to gauge what the "right" reaction is as a woman when one of these events happens around you.

In that situation, where you've been led to believe the dash behaves like a wonky gauge, it's quite reasonable to not call back.

But I think it's important to use ugly people with weird names in your designs to gauge how it will actually look in production!

Gauge in a sentence as a verb

"Reporter never said he fully charged it, and didn't have any reason to if the range gauge was accurate.

I believe that it is the most reasonable statement because he took time to look over the entire situation and gauge it properly.

There are definitely places that want people to put in an appearance of slaving away as they don't know any other way to gauge productivity.

And "this affects me too" can potentially provide useful information, to gauge how many people an issue affects and thus what priority to give it.

I think being able to gauge a candidate's communication/knowledge transfer ability is very important and a good indicator of success.

The truth is it is incredibly hard to gauge a programmer's skills and figure out whether they fit into your team over the course of a half-hour interview, and nobody really has figured out a good way to do it.

If you don't know a topic well and know you don't, that is totally fine, but when a candidate says they are an '8/10' in a language, but I gauge them to be a near beginner, it tells me they are blissfully unaware how much they don't know.

Gauge definitions


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

See also: gage


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


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


the thickness of wire


diameter of a tube or gun barrel

See also: bore caliber calibre


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

See also: estimate approximate guess judge


rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"


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


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


adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"


mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"