Dictionary » G » Gage

Gage

Gage --> gauge

1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by. (Moxon) There is not in our hands any fixed gauge of minds. (i. Taylor)

2. Measure; dimensions; estimate. The gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt. (Burke)

3. (Science: machinery) Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge. 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. (Science: physics) Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.

5. Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, 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. The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.

6. The distance between the rails of a railway. The standard gauge of railroads in most countries is four feet, eight 1000 and one half inches. Wide, or broad, gauge, in the united states, is six feet; in England, seven feet, and generally any gauge exceeding standard gauge. Any gauge less than standard gauge is now called narrow gauge. It varies from two feet to three feet six inches.

7. The quantity of plaster of paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting.

8. 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)

9. 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.

gauge of a carriage, car, etc, the distance between the wheels; ordinarily called the track. Gauge cock, a stop cock used as a try cock for ascertaining the height of the water level in a steam boiler. Gauge concussion, an instrument for measuring the diameter of the bore of a cannon at any point of its length. Steam gauge, an instrument for measuring the pressure of steam, as in a boiler. Tide gauge, an instrument for determining the height of the tides. Vacuum gauge, a species of barometer for determining the relative elasticities of the vapor in the condenser of a steam engine and the air. Water gauge. A contrivance for indicating the height of a water surface, as in a steam boiler; as by a gauge cock or glass. The height of the water in the boiler. Wind gauge, an instrument for measuring the force of the wind on any given surface; an anemometer. Wire gauge, a gauge for determining the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal; also, a standard of size.

Origin: Written also gage.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


CHERRY TREE Problem

... are flying onto your trees or droping in from nearby trees. Then there's not much you can do. The net may work on flying critters, as long as the gage is small enough to keep out the smallest pest, but be carefull not to knock your cherry off in the process. If it makes you feel better. Trees ...

See entire post
by ivygirl_5
Tue May 15, 2007 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: CHERRY TREE Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3380

On the trail of neurons:San Diego Union Tribune, Nov. 2,2005

... cells in the adult brain becomes neurons is a mystery. But scientists have now identified a molecule that appears to help trigger the change. Fred Gage, of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, found that a protein called Wnt3 is critical to the proliferation of neurons in the ...

See entire post
by segarama
Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: On the trail of neurons:San Diego Union Tribune, Nov. 2,2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

neurogenesis....Can the human brain grow more neurons?

... identified a molecule that appears to help trigger the change. [Reported in the San Diego Tribune, November 2, 2005]...It goes on to say that Fred Gage, of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in LaJolla found that a protein called Wnt3 is critical to the proliferation of neurons in the Brain. ...

See entire post
by segarama
Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: neurogenesis....Can the human brain grow more neurons?
Replies: 0
Views: 1357


This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,242 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link