someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
someone with the power to settle matters at will; "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion"
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years"
set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
One who decides.
keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
the thickness of wire
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure; "the literacy rate"; "the retention rate"; "the dropout rate"
a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly"
the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"