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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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