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Definitions of measure

  1. place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act or process of measuring; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. how much there is of something that you can quantify Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or extent; an extent or quantity in the fractions or multiples of which anything is estimated and stated; hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An instrument by means of which size or quantity is measured, as a graduated line, rod, vessel, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated; estimated extent; as, to take one's measure for a coat. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited quantity or amount. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Extent or degree not excessive or beyong bounds; moderation; due restraint; esp. in the phrases, in measure; with measure; without or beyond measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due proportion. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying and selling; as, to give good or full measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Undefined quantity; extent; degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Regulated division of movement Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A regulated movement corresponding to the time in which the accompanying music is performed; but, especially, a slow and stately dance, like the minuet. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The group or grouping of beats, caused by the regular recurrence of accented beats. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The space between two bars. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a foot; as, a poem in iambic measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases, the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of two or more numbers. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A step or definite part of a progressive course or policy; a means to an end; an act designed for the accomplishment of an object; as, political measures; prudent measures; an inefficient measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The act of measuring; measurement. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead measures. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by a certain rule or standard; to take the dimensions of; hence, to estimate; to judge of; to value; to appraise. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures changes of temperature. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To pass throught or over in journeying, as if laying off and determining the distance. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To adjust by a rule or standard. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To make a measurement or measurements. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the pieces measure unequally. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To be of a certain size or quantity, or to have a certain length, breadth, or thickness, or a certain capacity according to a standard measure; as, cloth measures three fourths of a yard; a tree measures three feet in diameter. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Moderation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; - often with out or off. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A unit or standard of measurement. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  40. The standard by which the volume or extent of anything is compared; as, the light given by a candle is the measure by which the power of other light is calculated; size or quantity, determined by the rule or standard; hence, standard of judgment, criticism, etc.; extent, or length, breadth, and thickness of a thing; proportion; a divisor leaving no remainder; as, five is a common measure of ten and fifteen; an instrument or vessel for finding length, quantity, etc.; as, a yard or a quart measure; a system of fixing quantities; as, dry measure, a system of fixing quantities; as, dry measure, etc.; musical time; meter in poetry; a law or a legislative bill; method or step; as, to take measures to accomplish a purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. To find out the extent, size, or volume of; mark out; confine within a limit; give out by a rule; estimate; determine by rule or standard; regulate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. To take dimensions; extend or be of a given length. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. Measurable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. MEASURABLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. That by which extent is ascertained or expressed: the extent of anything: a rule by which anything is adjusted: proportion: a stated quantity: degree: extent: moderation: means to an end: metre: musical time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. To ascertain the dimensions of: to adjust: to mark out: to allot. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. To have a certain extent: to be equal or uniform. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Expression, or standard, of extent; extent; stated quantity; degree; moderation; metre; musical time; means to an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. To ascertain the dimensions of; adjust; allot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  50. To have a certain extent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. To take the dimensions of; weigh; judge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. To take the messure of something; show on measurement, a (specified) extent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Measureless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. The extent of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. A standard, instrument, or vessel of measurement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. A quantity messured. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. A specific act or course of action; a legislative bill. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. Division of time, as in music; meter, as in verse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Geol. Related strata. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. Beds or strata. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. The extent or dimensions of a thing; that by which extent or dimension is ascertained or expressed; a definite quantity; determined extent; standard; proportion; lot or portion; extent of ability; degree; just degree; moderation; means to an end; that division by which motion in music is regulated; time; metre. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. To ascertain or express the dimensions of; to estimate; to pass over: to adjust; to allot or distribute by measure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. The whole extent or dimensions of a thing; the unit or standard by which the extent or volume of anything is ascertained; in arith., a division that leaves no remainder; settled or stated quantity; limit; degree; allotment; moderation; metre in poetry; movement regulated by the time of music; stately dance; the division of the time by which the air and motion of music are regulated; any act by which a final object or end may be attained, as a legislative measure; in plu., means to an end; proceedings; in geol., beds or strata. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  64. To compute or ascertain the extent, size, or capacity of anything by means of a certain unit or standard; to judge of quantity, extent, or greatness; to proportion; to be of a certain extent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; -- often with out or off. mso.anu.edu.au
  66. Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version. Those which are indefinite. (a) Hok, Isaiah 5:14 , elsewhere "statute." (b) Mad, Job 11:9 ; Jeremiah 13:25 , elsewhere "garment." (c) Middah, the word most frequently thus translated, Exodus 26:2 Exodus 26:8 , etc. (d) Mesurah, Leviticus 19:35 ; 1 Chronicles 23:29 . (e) Mishpat, Jeremiah 30:11 , elsewhere "judgment." (f) Mithkoneth and token, Ezek. 45:11 . (g) In New Testament metron, the usual Greek word thus rendered ( Matthew 7:2 ; 23:32 ; Mark 4:24 ). biblestudytools.com
  67. Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version. Those which are definite. (a) 'Eyphah, Deuteronomy 25:14 Deuteronomy 25:15 , usually "ephah." (b) Ammah, Jeremiah 51:13 , usually "cubit." (c) Kor, 1 Kings 4:22 , elsewhere "cor;" Greek koros, Luke 16:7 . (d) Seah, Genesis 18:6 ; 1 Samuel 25:18 , a seah; Greek saton, Matthew 13:33 ; Luke 13:21 . (e) Shalish, "a great measure," Isaiah 40:12 ; literally a third, i.e., of an ephah. (f) In New Testament batos, Luke 16:6 , the Hebrew "bath;" and choinix, Revelation 6:6 , the choenix, equal in dry commodities to one-eighth of a modius. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical BibleBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Measure". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  68. That by which extent or dimension is ascertained, either length, breadth, thickness, capacity, or amount. Webster. The rule by which anything is adjusted or proportioned. thelawdictionary.org
  69. A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases, the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of two or more numbers; a denominator. See common denominator under denominator. dictgcide_fs
  70. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; often with out or off. dictgcide_fs
  71. mezh'[=u]r, n. that by which extent is ascertained or expressed: the size of anything: a rule or standard by which anything is adjusted (Apothecaries', Cubic, Decimal, Dry, Liquid, &c.): (politics) a proposal or plan by which some end can be brought about: proportion: a stated quantity: degree: extent: moderation: means to an end: metre: (mus.) that division of time, containing a specified number of beats, by which the air and motion of music are regulated: rate of movement, time, rhythm, metre, arrangement of syllables in poetry: a slow and stately dance, as the minuet: (print.) the width of a page or column, usually in ems: (pl., geol.) a series of beds or strata.--v.t. to ascertain the dimensions of: to adjust by a rule or standard: to mark out: to allot: to show a certain measurement.--v.i. to be of a certain size: to be equal or uniform.--adj. MEAS'URABLE, that may be measured or computed: moderate: in small quantity or extent.--n. MEAS'URABLENESS, the quality of being measurable.--adv. MEAS'URABLY.--adjs. MEAS'URED, of a certain measure: equal: uniform: steady: restricted; MEAS'URELESS, boundless: immense.--ns. MEAS'UREMENT, the act of measuring: quantity found by measuring-- (MEASUREMENT GOODS, light goods carried for charges according to bulk, not weight); MEAS'URER, one who, or that which, measures.--adj. MEAS'URING, that measures, or fitted for measuring.--MEASURE ONE'S LENGTH, to fall or be thrown down at full length; MEASURE STRENGTH, to engage in a contest; MEASURE SWORDS, to fight with swords: to try one's skill against.--ABOVE, or BEYOND, MEASURE, to an exceedingly great degree; IN A MEASURE, to some degree.--TAKE MEASURES, to adopt means (to gain an end); TAKE ONE'S MEASURE, to find out what one is, and what he can or cannot do; TREAD A MEASURE, to dance; USE HARD MEASURES, to apply harsh treatment to; WITHIN MEASURE, moderately; WITHOUT MEASURE, immoderately. [O. Fr. mesure--L. mensura, a measure--met[=i]ri, to measure.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  72. Size, quantity, found by measuring; short, full, m., less, not less, than professed amount; clothes made to m. (in accordance with measurements taken); take (person\'s) m., measure him for clothes &c., (fig.) gauge his character &c.; vessel of standard capacity for dealing out liquids &c., as pint m.; rod, tape, &c., for measuring, as tape-m., yard-m.; unit of capacity, e.g. bushel, as 20 mm. of wheat; system of measuring, as liquid, linear, m., that by which a thing is computed, as a chain\'s weakest link is the m. of its strength; quantity contained in another an exact number of times; greatest common m. (greatest that divides each of given quantities); prescribed extent or quantity, as set mm. to, limit, beyond m., excessively, whence measureless a.; poetical rhythm, metre; time of piece of music; (archaic) dance, as tread a m.; plan, course of action, as take mm.; legislative enactment. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  73. Ascertain extent or quantity of (thing) by comparison with fixed unit or with object of known size; ascertain size& proportions of (person) for clothes; look (person) up& down with one\'s eye; mark off (line &c. of given length); m. one\'s length, fall prostrate; m. swords, (of duellists) see that swords are of equal length, (fig.) try one\'s strength with (person); it measures 7 inches (is 7 inches long); estimate (immaterial thing, person\'s character, &c.) by some standard or rule; deal out (thing to person); bring (one\'s strength &c.) into competition with (another\'s); (poet.) traverse (distance). Hence measurable a., measurably adv., measurement n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  74. n. [French] Dimensions of anything reckoned according to some standard;— limit; allotted share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like;— hence, moderation; due restraint;— a rule by which any tiling is adjusted or judged;— a vessel by which quantity is measured;— undefined quantity; extent; degree;— a grave dance, with slow and measured steps;— division of the time in music;— metre; rhythm; hence, a foot;— an act, step, or proceeding designed for the accomplishment of an object;— pl. Beds of strata. Cabinet Dictionary

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