n. A standard of measure. Like a cm or inch. Body jewellery uses the same gauge measurements as the American Wire Gauge (AWG). Not used as a term for jewellery.
Also the device used for measuring.
v. To measure or estimate. Basically, it doesn't mean to stretch.
"I'm going to buy more gauges for my ears!"
"I gauged my ears to 00."
"I stretched my lobes to 4g."
"I used a gauge to see what size my jewellery was."
"I need to gauge my plugs because I forgot what size they are."
"This capture bead ring is 14 gauge."
"She gauged his defences before striking."