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gauge

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "gage."
gauge(
geyj
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (weaponry)
a. el calibre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This shotgun is perfect for home defense, but you will want one with a bigger gauge for hunting.Esta escopeta es perfecta para protección, pero para cazar necesitarás un calibre más grande.
2. (measuring instrument)
a. el indicador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The fuel gauge indicates that we're running out of gas.Según el indicador de combustible, nos estamos quedando sin gasolina.
b. el calibrador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The agricultural engineer used a gauge to measure the height of grass.El ingeniero agrónomo midió la altura del pasto con un calibrador.
3. (distance between rails)
a. la entrevía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The gauge is narrow because it is for mine carts, not for trains.La entrevía es angosta porque es para vagonetas de mina, no para trenes.
b. la trocha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
We cannot use trains built in Asia because they require a broader gauge.No podemos usar trenes construidos en Asia porque necesitan una trocha más ancha.
c. el ancho de vía
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The standard gauge was established during the expansion of railroads across the country.El ancho de vía estándar se estableció durante la expansión del ferrocarril por todo el país.
4. (tool)
a. el expansor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The best gauges for your ears are the surgical steel ones.Los mejores expansores para las orejas son los de acero quirúrgico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to measure)
a. medir
The scale and the mirror don't gauge your fitness progress accurately.La báscula y el espejo no pueden medir si estás mejorando tu salud.
b. calcular
Gauge the distance between the microphone and the speakers to avoid feedback.Calcula la distancia entre el micrófono y las bocinas para evitar la retroalimentación.
6. (to assess)
a. estimar
Gauge the mood of the audience with a joke and adjust your routine accordingly.Estima el estado de ánimo de la audiencia con un chiste y modifica tu número de acuerdo a su reacción.
b. juzgar
We gauged the capabilities of all the candidates, but none of them met our requirements.Juzgamos las aptitudes de todos los candidatos, pero ninguno cumplió con nuestras expectativas.
c. evaluar
Sally gauged the character of her date by the way he treated the waiter.Sally evaluó la personalidad de su cita analizando cómo trataba al mesero.
7. (to enlarge)
a. expandir (ear piercing)
It took me about a month to gauge my ears.Me tomó como un mes expandirme las perforaciones de las orejas.
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gauge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (size; of screw, wire, gun)
a. el calibre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of railway track)
a. el ancho de vía
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (measuring device)
a. el calibrador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(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
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (amount, difficulty)
a. calcular, precisar
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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