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Guage vs. Gauge: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on December 23, 2023
Guage is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is gauge. Gauge is a tool or standard for measuring or estimating.

Which is correct: Guage or Gauge

How to spell Gauge?

Guage is Incorrect

Gauge is Correct

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Key Differences

Link the word to its usage, like 'fuel gauge' or 'pressure gauge', which are commonly seen.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023
Visualize a gauge tool, focusing on the spelling 'g-a-u-g-e'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
Connect 'gauge' with words like 'sage' or 'rage' that share the '-age' ending.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023
Pronounce it as 'gAY-ge', emphasizing the 'a' sound.
Huma Saeed
Dec 23, 2023
Remember that 'gauge' ends with '-age', unlike 'guage'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
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Gauge Definitions

In railways, the distance between the rails of a track.
The new trains require a standard gauge track.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023
A tool or instrument for measuring the magnitude, amount, or contents of something.
He used a gauge to measure the thickness of the metal.
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023
The thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially in terms of a wire or screw.
The electrician checked the wire gauge before installation.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023
To estimate or determine the magnitude, amount, or volume of.
The survey was used to gauge public opinion on the issue.
Huma Saeed
Dec 08, 2023
To make a judgment or assessment about a situation or condition.
Managers gauge employee satisfaction through surveys.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023
The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
Sara Rehman
Dec 08, 2023
The distance between two wheels on an axle.
Sara Rehman
Dec 08, 2023
The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination
A 12-gauge shotgun.
Sara Rehman
Dec 08, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of gauge?

The verb form of gauge is 'gauge'.
Huma Saeed
Dec 23, 2023

Which vowel is used before gauge?

The vowel 'u' is used before 'gauge'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

Why is it called gauge?

Gauge is derived from the Old North French word 'gauge', meaning 'standard measure'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

What is the pronunciation of gauge?

Gauge is pronounced as \ˈgāj.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

What is the root word of gauge?

The root word of gauge is the Old North French 'gauge'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

Which conjunction is used with gauge?

Conjunctions like 'and', 'but', and 'or' can be used with gauge.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

What is the plural form of gauge?

The plural form is 'gauges'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

Is gauge a noun or adjective?

Gauge is primarily a noun, but can function as a verb.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

Is gauge an adverb?

No, gauge is not an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

Is gauge an abstract noun?

Gauge is a concrete noun when referring to an instrument; as a verb, it's conceptual.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 23, 2023

Is the word gauge imperative?

Gauge can be used in the imperative form as a command.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

How is gauge used in a sentence?

Example: "The engineer used a pressure gauge to ensure the system was operating within safe limits."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 23, 2023

What is the singular form of gauge?

The singular form is 'gauge'.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Which preposition is used with gauge?

Prepositions like 'of', 'for', and 'by' are commonly used with gauge.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Which article is used with gauge?

The articles 'a' or 'the' can be used with gauge.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Is gauge a negative or positive word?

Gauge is neutral, neither inherently negative nor positive.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Is gauge a collective noun?

No, gauge is not a collective noun.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Is the gauge term a metaphor?

Gauge can be used metaphorically.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

What part of speech is gauge?

Gauge is both a noun and a verb.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

Which determiner is used with gauge?

Determiners like 'this', 'that', 'my', 'your' can be used with gauge.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

What is the second form of gauge?

The second form is 'gauged'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

Is gauge a vowel or consonant?

Gauge starts with the consonant 'g'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

How many syllables are in gauge?

There is one syllable in gauge.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in gauge?

The entire word gauge is stressed as it is one syllable.
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

What is the first form of gauge?

The first form is 'gauge'.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023

Is gauge a countable noun?

Yes, as a noun, gauge is countable.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

What is the opposite of gauge?

The opposite of gauge could be estimate or guess (verb); disregard (noun).
Aimie Carlson
Dec 23, 2023

What is the third form of gauge?

The third form is also 'gauged'.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 23, 2023

How do we divide gauge into syllables?

Gauge is a single syllable word.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

What is another term for gauge?

Another term for gauge is measure or meter.
Janet White
Dec 23, 2023
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