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measure - Dictionary definition and meaning for word measure

Definition
(noun) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
Synonyms : step
Example Sentence
  • the situation called for strong measures
  • the police took steps to reduce crime

Definition
(noun) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
Synonyms : amount , quantity

Definition
(noun) a statute in draft before it becomes law
Synonyms : bill
Example Sentence
  • they held a public hearing on the bill

Definition
(noun) the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
Example Sentence
  • the measurements were carefully done
  • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

Definition
(noun) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
Synonyms : criterion , standard , touchstone
Example Sentence
  • the schools comply with federal standards
  • they set the measure for all subsequent work

Definition
(noun) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Synonyms : beat , cadence , meter , metre

Definition
(noun) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
Synonyms : bar
Example Sentence
  • the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Definition
(noun) measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
Definition
(noun) a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
Definition
(verb) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
Synonyms : measure out , mensurate
Example Sentence
  • Measure the length of the wall

Definition
(verb) express as a number or measure or quantity
Synonyms : quantify
Example Sentence
  • Can you quantify your results?

Definition
(verb) have certain dimensions
Example Sentence
  • This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches

Definition
(verb) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Synonyms : appraise , assess , evaluate , valuate , value
Example Sentence
  • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
  • access all the factors when taking a risk

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