Definitions of measure:
  • noun:   how much there is of something that you can quantify
  • noun:   any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    Example: "The situation called for strong measures"
  • noun:   musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
  • noun:   measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
  • noun:   a statute in draft before it becomes law
  • noun:   the act or process of measuring
    Example: "The measurements were carefully done"
  • noun:   (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • noun:   a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    Example: "They set the measure for all subsequent work"
  • verb:   have certain dimensions
    Example: "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
  • verb:   determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    Example: "Measure the length of the wall"
  • verb:   place a value on; judge the worth of something
  • verb:   express as a number or measure or quantity

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