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Definitions of measure

  1. 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.
  2. To ascertain the dimensions of: to adjust: to mark out: to allot. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To ascertain the dimensions of; adjust; allot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To take the dimensions of; weigh; judge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To make a measurement or measurements. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the pieces measure unequally. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. To take dimensions; extend or be of a given length. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To have a certain extent: to be equal or uniform. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To have a certain extent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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.
  14. Geol. Related strata. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. the act or process of measuring; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. An instrument by means of which size or quantity is measured, as a graduated line, rod, vessel, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due proportion. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying and selling; as, to give good or full measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Undefined quantity; extent; degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Regulated division of movement Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. The group or grouping of beats, caused by the regular recurrence of accented beats. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The space between two bars. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. 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
  33. To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures changes of temperature. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To pass throught or over in journeying, as if laying off and determining the distance. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To adjust by a rule or standard. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; - often with out or off. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. The extent of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A standard, instrument, or vessel of measurement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A quantity messured. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A specific act or course of action; a legislative bill. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Division of time, as in music; meter, as in verse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. MEASURABLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. The act of measuring; measurement. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead measures. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. Measureless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for measure

  1. We cannot understand this; but our understanding is never a measure of what is true. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  2. When Prince saw the measure of oats, he wanted some to eat. – Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm by Helen Fuller Orton
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