measure meaning

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measure verb
1. (decide) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
Related: mensurate, measure_out
  • "Measure the length of the wall"
2. (be) have certain dimensions
  • "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
3. (evaluate) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Related: evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value
  • "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
  • "access all the factors when taking a risk"
measure noun
1. (maneuver) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
Related: step
  • "the situation called for strong measures"
  • "the police took steps to reduce crime"
2. (abstraction) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
Related: quantity, amount
3. (musical_notation) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
Related: bar
  • "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
4. (container) a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
standard noun
1. (system_of_measurement) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
Related: criterion, measure, touchstone
  • "the schools comply with federal standards"
  • "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
bill noun
1. (legal_document) a statute in draft before it becomes law
Related: measure
  • "they held a public hearing on the bill"
measurement noun
1. (activity) the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
Related: measuring, measure, mensuration
  • "the measurements were carefully done"
  • "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
meter noun
1. (poetic_rhythm) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Related: metre, measure, beat, cadence
quantify verb
1. (carry) express as a number or measure or quantity
Related: measure
  • "Can you quantify your results?"
measuring_stick noun
1. (measuring_instrument) measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
Related: measure, measuring_rod
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