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Meaning of MEASURE

Pronunciation:  'mezhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  how much there is of something that you can measure
  2. [n]  any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
  3. [n]  the act or process of measuring; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
  4. [n]  measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
  5. [n]  a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"
  6. [n]  musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
  7. [n]  (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  8. [n]  a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
  9. [v]  express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
  10. [v]  determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
  11. [v]  place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
  12. [v]  have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

MEASURE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: amount, appraise, assess, bar, beat, bill, cadence, criterion, evaluate, measure out, measurement, measuring, measuring rod, measuring stick, mensurate, mensuration, meter, quantify, quantity, quantum, standard, step, touchstone, valuate, value
 See Also: abstraction, actinometry, activity, algometry, anemography, anemometry, angulation, anthropometry, appropriation bill, arterial blood gases, audiometry, baseline, bathymetry, be, benchmark, bill of attainder, board rule, bottle bill, calibrate, caliper, calliper, calorimetry, carry, censor, chance, clock, common measure, common meter, convey, cordage, countermeasure, decide, definite quantity, densitometry, determine, dosimetry, economic value, endure, express, farm bill, fathom, fetometry, foetometry, foot, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, grade, graduated table, gravimetry, hydrometry, hypsography, hypsometry, indefinite quantity, instrument, interval, judge, last, legal document, legal instrument, librate, linear measure, long measure, magnetisation, magnetization, make up one's mind, maneuver, manoeuvre, mark, measure up, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, medium of exchange, mental measurement, meter, meter reading, metrical foot, metrical unit, monetary system, musical notation, norm, observation, octane number, octane rating, official document, ordered series, pace, pace, pelvimetry, period of play, play, playing period, plumb, plumbing, poetic rhythm, point of reference, porcupine provision, praise, precaution, probability, proof, prosody, qualify, quantification, quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis, radioactive dating, rate, reading, reassess, reevaluate, reference, reference point, relative quantity, rhythmic pattern, rider, rule, ruler, safeguard, sampling, scale, scale, scale, scale of measurement, scaling, scansion, score, shark repellent, size stick, sound, sound ranging, sounding, spirometery, stand, standard of measurement, standardise, standardize, surveying, system of measurement, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, telemetry, thermometry, time, time interval, time unit, titrate, trade bill, triangulate, unit of time, value, viscometry, volume, weigh, weigh, yardstick



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Meas"ure\, n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr.
    metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure,
    Gr. ?, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to
    1. A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or
       extent; an extent or quantity in the fractions or
       multiples of which anything is estimated and stated;
       hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged.
    2. An instrument by means of which size or quantity is
       measured, as a graduated line, rod, vessel, or the like.
             False ells and measures be brought all clean adown.
                                                   --R. of
    3. The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according
       to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated;
       estimated extent; as, to take one's measure for a coat.
             The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and
             broader than the sea.                 --Job xi. 9.
    4. The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a
       quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited
       quantity or amount.
             It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in
             three measures of meal.               --Luke xiii.
    5. Extent or degree not excessive or beyong bounds;
       moderation; due restraint; esp. in the phrases, in
       measure; with measure; without or beyond measure.
             Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth
             without measure.                      --Is. v. 14.
    6. Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted
       share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due
             Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of
             my days.                              --Ps. xxxix.
    7. The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying
       and selling; as, to give good or full measure.
    8. Undefined quantity; extent; degree.
             There is a great measure of discretion to be used in
             the performance of confession.        --Jer. Taylor.
    9. Regulated division of movement:
       (a) (Dancing) A regulated movement corresponding to the
           time in which the accompanying music is performed;
           but, especially, a slow and stately dance, like the
       (b) (Mus.) (1) The group or grouping of beats, caused by
           the regular recurrence of accented beats. (2) The
           space between two bars. See {Beat}, {Triple},
           {Quadruple}, {Sextuple}, {Compound time}, under
           {Compound}, a., and {Figure}.
       (c) (Poetry) The manner of ordering and combining the
           quantities, or long and short syllables; meter;
           rhythm; hence, a foot; as, a poem in iambic measure.
    10. (Arith.) A number which is contained in a given number a
        number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases,
        the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of
        two or more numbers.
    11. A step or definite part of a progressive course or
        policy; a means to an end; an act designed for the
        accomplishment of an object; as, political measures;
        prudent measures; an inefficient measure.
              His majesty found what wrong measures he had taken
              in the conferring that trust, and lamented his
              error.                               --Clarendon.
    12. The act of measuring; measurement. --Shak.
    13. pl. (Geol.) Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead
    {Lineal}, or {Long}, {measure}, measure of length; the
       measure of lines or distances.
    {Liquid measure}, the measure of liquids.
    {Square measure}, the measure of superficial area of surfaces
       in square units, as inches, feet, miles, etc.
    {To have hard measure}, to have harsh treatment meted out to
       one; to be harshly or oppressively dealt with.
    {To take measures}, to make preparations; to provide means.
    {To take one's measure}, to measure one, as for a garment;
       hence, to form an opinion of one's disposition, character,
       ability, etc.
    {To tread a measure}, to dance in the style so called. See 9
        (a) .
                  Say to her, we have measured many miles To
                  tread a measure with her on this grass. --Shak.
  2. \Meas"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Measured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Measuring}.] [F. mesurer, L. mensurare. See {Measure},
    1. To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute
       or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity
       of, by a certain rule or standard; to take the dimensions
       of; hence, to estimate; to judge of; to value; to
             Great are thy works, Jehovah, infinite Thy power!
             what thought can measure thee?        --Milton.
    2. To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures
       changes of temperature.
    3. To pass throught or over in journeying, as if laying off
       and determining the distance.
             A true devoted pilgrim is not weary To measure
             kingdoms with his feeble steps.       --Shak.
    4. To adjust by a rule or standard.
             To secure a contented spirit, measure your desires
             by your fortunes, not your fortunes by your desires.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
    5. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by
       measure; -- often with out or off.
             With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to
             you again.                            --Matt. vii.
             That portion of eternity which is called time,
             measured out by the sun.              --Addison.
    {To measure swords with one}, to try another's skill in the
       use of the sword; hence, figuratively, to match one's
       abilities against an antagonist's.
  3. \Meas"ure\, v. i.
    1. To make a measurement or measurements.
    2. To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain
       measures well; the pieces measure unequally.
    3. To be of a certain size or quantity, or to have a certain
       length, breadth, or thickness, or a certain capacity
       according to a standard measure; as, cloth measures three
       fourths of a yard; a tree measures three feet in diameter.
Computing Dictionary

To ascertain or appraise by comparing to a standard; to apply a metric.

Easton Bible Dictionary

Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version. (1.) Those which are indefinite. (a) Hok, Isa. 5:14, elsewhere "statute." (b) Mad, Job 11:9; Jer. 13:25, elsewhere "garment." (c) Middah, the word most frequently thus translated, Ex. 26:2, 8, etc. (d) Mesurah, Lev. 19:35; 1 Chr. 23:29. (e) Mishpat, Jer. 30:11, elsewhere "judgment." (f) Mithkoneth and token, Ezek. 45:11. (g) In New Testament metron, the usual Greek word thus rendered (Matt. 7:2; 23:32; Mark 4:24).

(2.) Those which are definite. (a) 'Eyphah, Deut. 25:14, 15, usually "ephah." (b) Ammah, Jer. 51:13, usually "cubit." (c) Kor, 1 Kings 4:22, elsewhere "cor;" Greek koros, Luke 16:7. (d) Seah, Gen. 18:6; 1 Sam. 25:18, a seah; Greek saton, Matt. 13:33; Luke 13:21. (e) Shalish, "a great measure," Isa. 40:12; literally a third, i.e., of an ephah. (f) In New Testament batos, Luke 16:6, the Hebrew "bath;" and choinix, Rev. 6:6, the choenix, equal in dry commodities to one-eighth of a modius.

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