how to pronounce gauge


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gauge is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of gauge in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of gauge


  1. A unit of measurement which describes how many spheres of bore diameter of a shotgun can be had from one pound of lead; 12 gauge is roughly equivalent to .75 caliber.
  2. The distance between the rails of a railway.
  3. An act of measuring.
  4. Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind.
  5. A shotgun (synecdoche for 12 gauge shotgun, the most common chambering for combat and hunting shotguns).
  6. An estimate.
  7. That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.
  8. Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things.
  9. The number of stitches per inch, centimetre, or other unit of distance.
  10. The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.
  11. A thickness of sheet metal or wire designated by any of several numbering schemes.
  12. A tunnel-like ear piercing consisting of a hollow ring embedded in the lobe.
  13. A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.
  14. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.
  15. The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to make it set more quickly.


  1. To appraise the character or ability of; to judge of.
  2. To estimate.
  3. To mix (a quantity of ordinary plaster) with a quantity of plaster of Paris.
  4. To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it.
  5. To measure or determine with a gauge; to measure the capacity of.
  6. To chip, hew or polish (stones, bricks, etc) to a standard size and/or shape.


  1. A male given name.

gauge frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word gauge occurs in english on average 8.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gauge can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gauge can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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