1 the act or process of measuring; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate" [syn: measurement, measuring, mensuration]
2 a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work" [syn: standard, criterion, touchstone]
4 any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime" [syn: step]
5 a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill" [syn: bill]
7 musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song" [syn: bar]
8 measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements [syn: measuring stick, measuring rod]
1 determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall" [syn: mensurate, measure out]
2 express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?" [syn: quantify]
3 have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
4 place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" [syn: evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value]
- Rhymes with: -ɛʒə(r)
- The quantity, size, weight, distance or capacity of a substance compared to a designated standard.
- An (unspecified) quantity or capacity :
- a measure of salt
- The unwise man never knows the measure of his stomach. — from the Hávamál
- a measure of salt
- The precise designated distance between two objects or points.
- The act of measuring.
- A musical designation consisting of all notes and or rests delineated by two vertical bars; an equal and regular division of the whole of a composition.
- A rule, ruler or measuring stick.
- A tactic, strategy or piece of legislation.
- He took drastic measures to halt inflation.
- A function that assigns a non-negative number to a given set following the mathematical nature that is common among length, volume, probability and the like.
- An indicator;
Something used to assess
- The average price of basic household goods is a measure for
- Honesty is the true measure of a man.
- The average price of basic household goods is a measure for inflation.
quantity etc. compared to a standard
- Czech: míra
- Dutch: maat
- Finnish: mitta
- German: Maß
- Hebrew: ,
- Italian: misura
- Swedish: mått
unspecified quantity or capacity
- Dutch: maat, hoeveelheid
- Dutch: afstand
act of measuring
- Dutch: meten
- Finnish: mittaaminen
- German: Messung
- Italian: misurazione, misura
- Swedish: mätning
- Czech: takt
- Dutch: maat
- Finnish: tahti
- Swedish: takt
tactic or strategy
- Czech: opatření
- Dutch: maatregel
- German: Maßnahme
- Swedish: mått
special mathematical function
- Dutch: maat, maatstaf
- German: Maß
ascertain the quantity of a unit
estimate the unit size
- Dutch: meten, schatten
- Finnish: mitata
- Italian: misurare
- Swedish: mäta
obtain or set apart
- Dutch: afmeten
- German: abmessen
- Swedish: mäta upp
Measure can mean:
- Measurement, the process of estimating the magnitude of some attribute of an object relative to some unit of measurement
- Measure (mathematics), a way to assign non-negative real numbers to subsets
- Measure (physics), a way to integrate over all possible histories of a system in quantum field theory
- Bar (music) or measure is a unit of time in Western music representing a regular grouping of beats
- Bill (proposed law) or proposed measure, or, in the Church of England, a law the equivalent of an Act passed by Parliament
- Countermeasure, is a system designed to prevent weapons from acquiring and/or destroying a target
- Coal measure is a seam of coal
- Measure (termination), a way to describe termination of processes, algorithms, or functions
- Measure (bartending) (also called a "jigger"), a bartending tool used to measure liquor
measure in German: Maß
measure in Spanish: Medida
measure in French: Mesure
measure in Italian: Misura
measure in Hebrew: מידה
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