weather gauge

weath·er gauge
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er geyj]
    • /ˈwɛð ər geɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er geyj]
    • /ˈwɛð ər geɪdʒ/

Definitions of weather gauge words

  • noun weather gauge a standard of measure or measurement. 1
  • noun weather gauge a standard dimension, size, or quantity. 1
  • noun weather gauge any device or instrument for measuring, registering measurements, or testing something, especially for measuring a dimension, quantity, or mechanical accuracy: pressure gauge; marking gauge. 1
  • noun weather gauge a means of estimating or judging; criterion; test. 1
  • noun weather gauge extent; scope; capacity: trying to determine the gauge of his own strength. 1
  • noun weather gauge Ordnance. a unit of measure of the internal diameter of a shotgun barrel, determined by the number of spherical lead bullets of a diameter equal to that of the bore that are required to make one pound: a twelve-gauge shotgun. 1

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Origin of weather gauge

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95

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Parts of speech for Weather gauge


weather gauge popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for weather gauge

noun weather gauge

  • barometer — A barometer is an instrument that measures air pressure and shows when the weather is changing.
  • weatherglass — any of various instruments, as a barometer or a hygroscope, designed to indicate the state of the atmosphere.

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