Gauge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gauged p. pr. & vb. n. Gauging ] [Written also gage.]
1. To measure or determine with a gauge.
2. To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
3. Mech. To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
The vanes nicely gauged on each side. --Derham.
4. To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.
5. To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.
You shall not gauge me
By what we do to-night. --Shak.