Definition of gauges
an instrument or device for measuring the magnitude, amount, or contents of something, typically with a visual display of such information.
Above ground, computerized gauges monitor soil settlement to aid with the grouting operations.
estimate or determine the magnitude, amount, or volume of.
astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness
measure the dimensions of (an object) with a gauge.
It had 400 full-time people working in the water and soil division, gauging the rivers and measuring the flows.
the position of a sailing vessel to windward ( weather gage ) or leeward ( lee gage ) of another.
A ship sought weather gage of its enemy, so that it had freedom of maneuver, and could close if it wished.
the thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure, in particular.
If you get a good tent, it's 60 gauges , about 130 pounds, it can take care of a family of five to seven throughout the winter, and you can have some items inside the tent that will keep the family warm.