usage note
This word may also be spelled “gage" in American English.
gauge
Noun
1. (size; of screw, wire, gun) 
a. el calibre (M) 
2. (of railway track) 
a. el ancho de vía (M) 
3. (measuring device) 
a. el calibrador (M) 
fuel gaugeindicador del nivel de gasolina
pressure gaugemanómetro m
the poll is a useful gauge of public opinionlos sondeos son un útil indicador de la opinión pública
transitive verb
4. (amount, difficulty) 
a. calcular, precisar 
gauge
gage (US)
[ɡeɪdʒ]
noun
(standard measure) [of wire, bullet, gun] calibre (m); [of railway track] ancho (m); entrevía (f); trocha (f); (LAm) (instrument) indicador (m); indicación (f); muestra (f)
petrol or gas gauge (US) indicador (m) del nivel de gasolina; oil gauge indicador (m) de(l) aceite; pressure gauge manómetro (m)
transitive verb
[+temperature, pressure] medir; [+sb's capabilities, character] estimar; juzgar
to gauge the distance with one's eye medir la distancia al ojo; he knows how to gauge the feeling of the crowd sabe reconocer los deseos de la multitud; to gauge the right moment elegir el momento oportuno
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