Word of the week
gauge (noun and a verb)
Meaning – an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something.
Example of using it in a sentence: "Nicola checked her fuel gauge before setting out.”
Synonyms: measuring instrument, measuring device, meter.
It can also mean – estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of
Synonyms: the thickens, size or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure
It can also be used as a verb
Meaning – estimate or determine the amount or level or volume of
Example of using it in a sentence: Astronomers can gauge the star’s brightness.
Meaning – a tool for measuring the dimensions of an object.
Spelling Tip – you can hear the “g’ and the ‘a’ and the second ‘g’ but don’t forget the u in the middle and the silent e at the end.
G + a + u + g + e
Use the word as many times throughout the week as you can. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.