gauge, gage (noun)
a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
gauge, standard of measurement (noun)
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
bore, gauge, caliber, calibre (verb)
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge (verb)
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
rub to a uniform size
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
use as a quantifier
quantify, measure (verb)
express as a number or measure or quantity
"Can you quantify your results?"
rasp, rasping (noun)
uttering in an irritated tone
rasp, wood file (verb)
a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
scrape with a rasp
utter in a grating voice