Definition of Measure
1. Noun. Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal. "The police took steps to reduce crime"
Generic synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Tactical Maneuver, Tactical Manoeuvre
Specialized synonyms: Countermeasure, Porcupine Provision, Shark Repellent, Guard, Precaution, Safeguard
2. Verb. Determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of. "Measure the length of the wall"
Specialized synonyms: Shoot, Triangulate, Caliper, Calliper, Calibrate
Generic synonyms: Decide, Determine, Make Up One's Mind
Derivative terms: Measurable, Measurement, Measurer, Measuring, Mensuration
3. Noun. How much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.
Generic synonyms: Abstract Entity, Abstraction
Specialized synonyms: Chance, Probability, Quantum, Economic Value, Value, Fundamental Measure, Fundamental Quantity, Definite Quantity, Indefinite Quantity, Relative Quantity, Metric, System Of Measurement, Cordage, Octane Number, Octane Rating, Magnetisation, Magnetization, Radical, Volume, Volume, Proof, Time Unit, Unit Of Time, Point, Point In Time, Period Of Play, Play, Playing Period, Interval, Time Interval
Attributes: Standard, Nonstandard
Derivative terms: Amount
4. Verb. Express as a number or measure or quantity. "Can you quantify your results?"
Specialized synonyms: Gauge, Scale, Meter, Pace, Step, Clock, Time, Fathom, Sound, Titrate, Plumb, Librate, Weigh
Generic synonyms: Carry, Convey, Express
Derivative terms: Measurable, Measurement, Quantification, Quantity
5. Noun. A statute in draft before it becomes law. "They held a public hearing on the bill"
Terms within: Rider
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Specialized synonyms: Appropriation Bill, Bill Of Attainder, Bottle Bill, Farm Bill, Trade Bill
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
6. Verb. Have certain dimensions. "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
7. Noun. The act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule. "His mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Seismography, Quantitative Analysis, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Actinometry, Algometry, Anemography, Anemometry, Angulation, Anthropometry, Arterial Blood Gases, Audiometry, Bathymetry, Plumbing, Calorimetry, Cephalometry, Densitometry, Dosimetry, Fetometry, Foetometry, Gravimetry, Hydrometry, Hypsography, Hypsometry, Mental Measurement, Micrometry, Observation, Pelvimetry, Photometry, Quantification, Radioactive Dating, Meter Reading, Reading, Sampling, Sounding, Sound Ranging, Scaling, Spirometry, Surveying, Telemetry, Thermometry, Thermogravimetry, Tonometry, Viscometry, Viscosimetry
Derivative terms: Mensurate
8. Verb. Evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of. "Access all the factors when taking a risk"
Specialized synonyms: Grade, Mark, Score, Rate, Value, Standardise, Standardize, Reassess, Reevaluate, Censor, Praise
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Related verbs: Assess
Derivative terms: Appraisal, Appraiser, Appraiser, Assessable, Assessment, Assessor, Evaluation, Evaluation, Evaluative, Evaluator, Value, Value, Valuation, Valuator, Value, Value, Value, Valuer
9. Noun. A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated. "They set the measure for all subsequent work"
Specialized synonyms: Benchmark, Earned Run Average, Era, Gpa, Grade Point Average, Procrustean Bed, Procrustean Rule, Procrustean Standard, Yardstick, Medium Of Exchange, Monetary System, Graduated Table, Ordered Series, Scale, Scale Of Measurement, Gauge, Standard Of Measurement, Baseline, Norm
Generic synonyms: Metric, System Of Measurement
Derivative terms: Criterial, Criterional, Standardise, Standardize
10. Noun. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.
Category relationships: Metrics, Prosody
Generic synonyms: Poetic Rhythm, Prosody, Rhythmic Pattern
Specialized synonyms: Catalexis, Scansion, Common Measure, Common Meter, Foot, Metrical Foot, Metrical Unit
Derivative terms: Metrical, Metrical
11. Noun. Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats. "The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
Generic synonyms: Musical Notation
12. Noun. Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.
Specialized synonyms: Board Rule, Rule, Ruler, Size Stick
Generic synonyms: Measuring Device, Measuring Instrument, Measuring System
13. Noun. A container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance.
Specialized synonyms: Measuring Cup
Definition of Measure
1. n. 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. v. t. 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 appraise.
3. v. i. To make a measurement or measurements.
Definition of Measure
1. Noun. The quantity, size, weight, distance or capacity of a substance compared to a designated standard. ¹
2. Noun. An (unspecified) quantity or capacity : ¹
3. Noun. The precise designated distance between two objects or points. ¹
4. Noun. The act of measuring. ¹
5. Noun. 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. ¹
6. Noun. A rule, ruler or measuring stick. ¹
7. Noun. A tactic, strategy or piece of legislation. ¹
8. Noun. (mathematics) 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. ¹
9. Noun. An indicator; Something used to assess some property. ¹
10. Verb. To ascertain the quantity of a unit of material via calculated comparison with respect to a standard. ¹
11. Verb. To estimate the unit size of something. ¹
12. Verb. To obtain or set apart; to mark in even increments. ¹
13. Verb. (rare) To traverse, cross, pass along; to travel over. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Measure
1. to ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of [v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES]
Medical Definition of Measure
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.
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 Gloucester)
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. 21)
5. Extent or degree not excessive or beyong bounds; moderation; due restraint; especially. 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 proportion. "Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days." (Ps. Xxxix. 4)
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)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Measure
Literary usage of Measure
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"When, therefore, money serves as a measure of value, it is employed only a* imaginary or ideal money. This circumstance has given rise to the wildest ..."
2. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Evangeline Maria O'Connor (1901)
"measure FOR measure. Preface. The First Edition. measure for measure ... attempt to fuse measure fcr measure and Much Ado About Nothing into one play. ..."
3. The Works of George Bull: D. D., Lord Bishop of St. David's by George Bull, Edward Burton, Robert Nelson (1827)
"And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in ..."
4. Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Music by William Smythe Babcock Mathews, Emil Liebling (1896)
"measure; verse ; arrangement of poetical feet, or of long and short syllables ... A stanza of four lines in iambic measure, the syllables of each being in ..."