# Gage vs. Gauge

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• Gage (verb)

To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn.

• Gage (verb)

To wager, to bet.

• Gage (verb)

To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.

• Gage (verb)

alternative spelling of gaugeto measure

• Gage (noun)

Something, such as a glove or other pledge, thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative).

• Gage (noun)

Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.

• Gage (noun)

alternative spelling of gauge|from=US alternativea measure, instrument for measuring, etc.

• Gage (noun)

A subspecies of plum, ver=161028.

• Gauge (noun)

A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard

• Gauge (noun)

An act of measuring.

• Gauge (noun)

Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things

• Gauge (noun)

A thickness of sheet metal or wire designated by any of several numbering schemes.

• Gauge (noun)

The distance between the rails of a railway.

• Gauge (noun)

A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.

• Gauge (noun)

The number of stitches per inch, centimetre, or other unit of distance.

• Gauge (noun)

Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind.

“A vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.”

• Gauge (noun)

The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.

• Gauge (noun)

The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to make it set more quickly.

• Gauge (noun)

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.

• Gauge (noun)

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.

• Gauge (noun)

A shotgun (synecdoche for 12 gauge shotgun, the most common chambering for combat and hunting shotguns).

• Gauge (noun)

A tunnel-like ear piercing consisting of a hollow ring embedded in the lobe.

• Gauge (verb)

To measure or determine with a gauge; to measure the capacity of.

• Gauge (verb)

To estimate.

• Gauge (verb)

To appraise the character or ability of; to judge of.

• Gauge (verb)

To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it.

• Gauge (verb)

To mix (a quantity of ordinary plaster) with a quantity of plaster of Paris.

• Gauge (verb)

To chip, hew or polish (stones, bricks, etc) to a standard size and/or shape.

Wiktionary
• Gage (noun)

a valued object deposited as a guarantee of good faith.

• Gage (noun)

a pledge, especially a glove, thrown down as a symbol of a challenge to fight.

• Gage (noun)

variant spelling of gauge

• Gage (noun)

another term for greengage

• Gage (verb)

offer (an object or one’s life) as a guarantee of good faith

“a guide sent to them by the headman of this place gaged his life as a forfeit if he failed”

• Gage (verb)

variant spelling of gauge

• Gauge (noun)

an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something

“a fuel gauge”

• Gauge (noun)

a tool for checking whether something conforms to a desired dimension

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

• Gauge (noun)

a means of estimating something

“emigration is perhaps the best gauge of public unease”

• Gauge (noun)

the thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure.

• Gauge (noun)

the diameter of a wire, fibre, tube, etc.

“a fine 0.018-inch gauge wire”

• Gauge (noun)

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”

• Gauge (noun)

the thickness of sheet metal or plastic

“500-gauge polythene”

• Gauge (noun)

the distance between the rails of a line of railway track

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

• Gauge (noun)

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”

• Gauge (verb)

estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of

“astronomers can gauge the star’s intrinsic brightness”

• Gauge (verb)

judge or assess (a situation, mood, etc.)

“she was unable to gauge his mood”

• Gauge (verb)

measure the dimensions of (an object) with a gauge

“when dry the assemblies can be gauged exactly”

• Gauge (verb)