Gauge vs. Estimate

Gauge vs. Estimate — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Gauge and Estimate

Gaugenoun

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

Estimatenoun

A rough calculation or assessment of the value, size, or cost of something.

Gaugenoun

An act of measuring.

Estimatenoun

(construction and business) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job is likely to cost.

Gaugenoun

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

Estimatenoun

An upper limitation on some positive quantity.

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Gaugenoun

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

Estimateverb

To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.

Gaugenoun

(rail transport) The distance between the rails of a railway.

Estimateverb

To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.

Gaugenoun

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

Estimatenoun

an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;

an estimate of what it would costa rough idea how long it would take
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Gaugenoun

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

Estimatenoun

a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody;

many factors are involved in any estimate of human lifein my estimation the boy is innocent

Gaugenoun

(nautical) 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.

Estimatenoun

a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

Gaugenoun

(nautical) The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.

Estimatenoun

a statement indicating the likely cost of some job;

he got an estimate from the car repair shop

Gaugenoun

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

Estimatenoun

the respect with which a person is held;

they had a high estimation of his ability

Gaugenoun

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.

Estimateverb

judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time);

I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Gaugenoun

(firearms) 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.

Estimateverb

judge to be probable

Gaugenoun

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

Gaugenoun

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

Gaugeverb

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

Gaugeverb

(transitive) To estimate.

Gaugeverb

(transitive) To appraise the character or ability of; to judge of.

Gaugeverb

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

Gaugeverb

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

Gaugeverb

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

Gaugenoun

a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

Gaugenoun

accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

Gaugenoun

the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

Gaugenoun

the thickness of wire

Gaugenoun

diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Gaugeverb

judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time);

I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Gaugeverb

rub to a uniform size;

gauge bricks

Gaugeverb

determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation;

gauge the wine barrels

Gaugeverb

measure precisely and against a standard;

the wire is gauged

Gaugeverb

adapt to a specified measurement;

gauge the instruments

Gaugeverb

mix in specific proportions;

gauge plaster