Definition of gage

Definition of gage
  1. gage Verb Alternative spelling of gauge To measure.
  2. gage Verb To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn
  3. gage Verb To wager, to bet.
  4. gage Noun Something, such as a glove or other pledge thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative).
  5. gage Noun Alternative spelling of gauge Used especially as a technical term of measuring devices and standard measures.
  6. gage Noun A form of jewelry which creates a hole of variable size in the earlobe, popular especially among some young people in the West, perhaps on analogy with similar devices found in various non-Western indigenous cultures.
  7. gage Noun A short form of greengage.
  8. gage Noun Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.
  9. gauge Noun A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard
  10. gauge Noun An act of measuring.
  11. gauge Noun Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
  12. gauge Noun A thickness of sheet metal or wire designated by any of several numbering schemes.
  13. gauge Noun The distance between the rails of a railway.
  14. gauge Noun A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.
  15. gauge Verb To measure or determine usually with a gauge; to measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.
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