Definitions for measure

Definitions for (noun) measure

Main entry: quantity, measure, amount

Definition: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Main entry: step, measure

Definition: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

Usage: the situation called for strong measures; the police took steps to reduce crime

Main entry: measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration

Definition: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

Usage: the measurements were carefully done; his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

Main entry: measure

Definition: a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance

Main entry: measure, measuring rod, measuring stick

Definition: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

Main entry: measure, bill

Definition: a statute in draft before it becomes law

Usage: they held a public hearing on the bill

Main entry: bar, measure

Definition: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

Usage: the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Main entry: beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre

Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Main entry: standard, touchstone, measure, criterion

Definition: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

Usage: the schools comply with federal standards; they set the measure for all subsequent work

Definitions for (verb) measure

Main entry: measure, quantify

Definition: express as a number or measure or quantity

Usage: Can you quantify your results?

Main entry: measure, measure out, mensurate

Definition: determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

Usage: Measure the length of the wall

Main entry: assess, appraise, measure, valuate, value, evaluate

Definition: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

Usage: I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional; access all the factors when taking a risk

Main entry: measure

Definition: have certain dimensions

Usage: This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches

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