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  1. gauge

    • IPA[ɡeɪdʒ]

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    • n.
      an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something;a tool for checking whether something conforms to a desired dimension
    • v.
      estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of;judge or assess (a situation, attitude, or feeling)
    • noun: gauge, plural noun: gauges

    • verb: gauge, 3rd person present: gauges, gerund or present participle: gauging, past tense: gauged, past participle: gauged

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something:

      a fuel gauge

    • 2. a tool for checking whether something conforms to a desired dimension:

      mark out the details of the angled surfaces with a knife and gauge

    • 3. a means of estimating something:

      emigration is perhaps the best gauge of public unease

    • 4. the thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure.
    • 5. the diameter of a wire, fibre, tube, etc.:

      a fine 0.018-inch gauge wire

    • 6. a measure of the diameter of a gun barrel, or of its ammunition, expressed as the number of spherical pieces of shot of the same diameter as the barrel that can be made from 1 lb (454 g) of lead:

      a 12-gauge shotgun

    • 7. the thickness of sheet metal or plastic:

      500-gauge polythene

    • 8. the distance between the rails of a line of railway track:

      the line was laid to a gauge of 2 ft 9 ins

    • 9. the position of a sailing ship to windward (the weather gage) or leeward (the lee gage) of another:

      the French fleet was heavily outnumbered but had the weather gage

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of:

      astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness

    • 2. judge or assess (a situation, attitude, or feeling):

      she was unable to gauge his mood

      it is difficult to gauge how effective the ban was

    • 3. measure the dimensions of (an object) with a gauge:

      when dry, the assemblies can be gauged exactly and planed to width

    • n. a gauge for measuring the diameter of wire.

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    • n. a gauge for measuring the diameter of wire.

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    • n. an anemometer.

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    • n. the maximum permitted height and width for rolling stock on a railway.

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    • n. an anemometer.

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    • n. a pressure gauge attached to a steam boiler.

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    • n. a shotgun with a bore corresponding to the diameter of a round bullet of which twelve constitute a pound in weight; a twelve-bore.

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    • n. a gauge in the form of a plug, used for measuring the diameter of a hole.

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    • n.
      an instrument or device for measuring the magnitude, amount, or contents of something, typically with a visual display of such information:
    • a fuel gauge
    • v.
      estimate or determine the magnitude, amount, or volume of:
    • astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness

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