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measure

meas·ure

measure

 
pronunciation:
me zhr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
for good measure, measure out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: calculation of exact dimensions within time or space, such as length, quantity, duration, weight, or capacity.
She made a careful measure of the distance.
synonyms:
measurement
similar words:
calculation, size
definition 2: the size, quantity, or amount thus calculated.
The measure of the desktop was three feet in length and two and a half feet in width.
synonyms:
amount, dimension, expanse, measurement, quantity, size
similar words:
magnitude
definition 3: a unit, instrument, or system for making exact calculations of proportions within time and space.
A ruler is a measure that is marked off in inches or centimeters.
similar words:
gauge, instrument, meter, scale
definition 4: a certain limited quantity or amount.
He has given me a measure of happiness.
similar words:
bit, degree, little, modicum
definition 5: a specific physical amount or quantity.
Each was given a measure of corn.
synonyms:
amount, quantity
similar words:
length, part
definition 6: (often pl.) something done to achieve an end.
The state government passed a new measure to curb air pollution.The school is taking new measures to prevent students from dropping out.
synonyms:
means
similar words:
actions, length, method, plan, steps
definition 7: limit.
There was no measure to his greed.
synonyms:
end, limit
similar words:
bound, boundary
definition 8: rhythm; pace.
music in a stately measure
synonyms:
meter, rhythm
similar words:
pace, time
definition 9: a rhythmic unit in music; bar.
The first melody lasts for sixteen measures and then is repeated.
synonyms:
bar
phrase: for good measure
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: measured, measures, measuring
definition 1: to make exact calculations of the dimensions of (something) within time or space.
They measured the room before ordering the new carpet.Measure the water carefully before adding it to the dry mixture.
 
synonyms:
gauge
similar words:
calculate, fathom
definition 2: to record the exact proportions of.
similar words:
delimit, demarcate
definition 3: to ascertain the value, strength, or quality of by comparison with a standard.
similar words:
compare
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make exact calculations of dimensions within time and space.
When I cook, I always measure; I never guess.
similar words:
calculate
definition 2: to have as a measurement.
This board measures three feet.
similar words:
be, stand
phrase: measure out
derivation: measurer (n.)
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