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meas·ure

measure

 
 
pronunciation:
me zhr
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: measures, measuring, measured
definition 1: to find out the exact size of something.
He measured the room before he bought a new rug.
 
similar words:
calculate
definition 2: used to say how long, wide, or large something is.
This board measures three feet in length.This room measures 12 feet by 10 feet.
similar words:
be
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derivation: measurer (n.)
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