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means test an inquiry into a person's financial status and economic resources, esp. to determine eligibility for unemployment compensation, welfare payments, low-cost housing, or the like.
meant past tense and past participle of mean1.
meantime the specified interval of time. [2 definitions]
meanwhile at the same time; during or in the same interval of time.
measles (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a very contagious but short-lived disease, usu. affecting children, that is caused by a virus and accompanied by fever and an eruption of red spots on the skin. [2 definitions]
measly (informal) ridiculously inadequate or unsatisfactory; paltry. [2 definitions]
measurable capable of being measured; quantifiable. [2 definitions]
measure calculation of exact dimensions within time or space, such as length, quantity, duration, weight, or capacity. [14 definitions]
measured restrained; deliberate. [3 definitions]
measureless incapable of being measured; having no boundaries or limits; infinite.
measurement the act or process of measuring specific dimensions. [2 definitions]
measure out to mark off and separate from the whole.
measures things that are done to get a particular result.
measuring cup a graduated cup used esp. in cooking for measuring ingredients, or a cup intended to hold one specific amount of an ingredient.
measuring spoon a spoon, often attached with others of different sizes as a set, that when filled gives a specific amount of a substance, used especially in cooking.
measuring tape a flexible tape used to measure length; tape measure.
measuringworm a caterpillar that moves by bringing the rear end of its body forward and then advancing the front; inchworm.
meat the flesh of animals, esp. mammals, when used or regarded as food. [4 definitions]
meatball chopped or ground meat that is seasoned, shaped into a small ball, and cooked, often in a sauce. [2 definitions]
meat-eating having meat, the flesh of animals, as part of one's diet, or eating primarily meat; carnivorous.
meathead (slang) a stupid person; dullard.