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measure

meas·ure

measure

 
 
pronunciation:
me zhr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
measure out
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the exact size, weight, or amount of something that is found by using a ruler, yardstick, scale, or similar device.
The measure of the box was three feet in length and one foot in width.
synonyms:
amount, dimension, measurement, quantity, size
similar words:
magnitude
definition 2: an instrument or system for making exact measurements.
A ruler is a measure that is marked off in inches or centimeters.
similar words:
gauge, meter
definition 3: (often plural) something done to get a particular result.
The police force is taking serious measures to stop speeding downtown.
similar words:
actions, length, method, plan, steps
definition 4: limit.
There was no measure to his kindness.
synonyms:
limit
similar words:
bound, boundary
definition 5: a unit of rhythm in music; bar.
The first melody lasts for sixteen measures and then is repeated.
synonyms:
bar
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: measured, measures, measuring
definition 1: to make exact measurements of (something).
She measured the rug to make sure it would fit in the hallway.He measured the frame before mounting the picture.
 
synonyms:
gauge
similar words:
calculate
definition 2: to have as a measurement.
This board measures three feet in length.
similar words:
be
phrase: measure out
derivation: measurer (n.)
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