5 letter word starting with gau

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
gaudy superl. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious., Gay; merry; festal., One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited., A feast or festival; — called also gaud-day and gaudy day.
gauge verb t. To measure or determine with a gauge., To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg., To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock., To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment., To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of., A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard., Measure; dimensions; estimate., Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker’s gauge., 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., 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., The distance between the rails of a railway., The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting., 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.
gault noun A series of beds of clay and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period.
gaunt adjective Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim.
gaure verb i. To gaze; to stare.
gauze noun A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze., Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light; as, gauze merino underclothing.
gauzy adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, gauze; thin and slight as gauze.