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


See Also: qualify, measure up


Hyponyms: probability, chance, quantum, value, economic value, fundamental quantity, fundamental measure, definite quantity, indefinite quantity, relative quantity, system of measurement, metric, cordage, octane number, octane rating, linear measure, long measure, magnetization, magnetisation, volume, proof, time unit, unit of time, point, point in time, playing period, period of play, play, time interval, interval, countermeasure, shark repellent, porcupine provision, precaution, safeguard, guard, quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis, actinometry, algometry, anemography, anemometry, angulation, anthropometry, arterial blood gases, audiometry, bathymetry, plumbing, calorimetry, densitometry, dosimetry, fetometry, foetometry, hydrometry, gravimetry, hypsometry, hypsography, mental measurement, observation, pelvimetry, photometry, quantification, radioactive dating, reading, meter reading, sampling, sounding, sound ranging, scaling, spirometery, surveying, telemetry, thermometry, thermogravimetry, viscometry, board rule, rule, ruler, size stick, appropriation bill, bill of attainder, bottle bill, farm bill, trade bill, catalexis, scansion, common measure, common meter, metrical foot, foot, metrical unit, benchmark, grade point average, GPA, yardstick, medium of exchange, monetary system, scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series, gauge, standard of measurement, baseline, norm, meter, pace, step, clock, time, fathom, sound, titrate, plumb, weigh, librate, shoot, triangulate, caliper, calliper, calibrate, grade, score, mark, rate, standardize, standardise, reassess, reevaluate, censor, praise, stand, last, endure


Grouped Verbs: assess


Attributes: standard, nonstandard


Derivational Morphology: total, number, add up, come, amount, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value, quantify, mensurate, measure out, standardize, standardise, measuring stick, measuring rod, quantity, measurement, measuring, mensuration, quantification, measurer, economic value, valuer, appraiser, authenticator, valuator, appraisal, assessment, tax assessor, assessor, evaluation, valuation, rating, evaluator, judge


Anagrams: masseur, Erasmus


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