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Measure 1Definition: A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or extent; an extent or quantity in the
multiples of which anything is estimated and stated; hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged.
Measure 2Definition: An instrument by
means of which size or quantity is measured, as a graduated line, rod, vessel, or the like.
Measure 3Definition: The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited quantity or amount.
Measure 4Definition: Extent or degree not excessive or
beyong bounds; moderation; due restraint;
esp. in the
phrases, in measure; with measure; without or beyond measure.
Measure 5Definition: Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due proportion.
Measure 6Definition: The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying and selling; as, to give good or full measure.
Undefined quantity; extent; degree.
Measure 8Definition: Regulated division of movement
Measure 9Definition: A regulated movement corresponding to the time in which the accompanying music is performed; but, especially, a slow and stately dance, like the minuet.
Measure 10Definition: The group or grouping of
beats, caused by the regular recurrence of accented
Measure 11Definition: The space between two
Measure 12Definition: The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short
syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a foot; as, a poem in iambic measure.
Measure 13Definition: A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; as in the
phrases, the common measure, the
greatest common measure,
etc., of two or more numbers.
Measure 14Definition: A step or definite part of a progressive course or policy; a
means to an end; an act designed for the accomplishment of an object; as, political
measures; an inefficient measure.
Measure 15Definition: The act of measuring; measurement.
Beds or strata; as, coal
Measure 17Definition: 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.
Measure 18Definition: To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer
measures changes of temperature.
Measure 19Definition: To pass
throught or over in journeying, as if laying off and determining the distance.
Measure 20Definition: To adjust by a rule or standard.
Measure 21Definition: To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; often with out or off.
Measure 22Definition: To make a measurement or
Measure 23Definition: To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain
measures well; the
pieces measure unequally.
Measure 24Definition: 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
fourths of a yard; a tree
measures three feet in diameter.
measure 25Definition: how much there is of something that you can quantify
measure 26Definition: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong
measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
measure 27Definition: the act or process of measuring; "the
measurements were carefully done"; "his mental
measurings proved remarkably accurate"
measure 28Definition: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular
intervals; used as a reference in making
measure 29Definition: a statute in draft before it
becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"
measure 30Definition: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
measure 31Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
measure 32Definition: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be
evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
measure 33Definition: express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your
measure 34Definition: determine the
measurements of something or somebody, take
measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
measure 35Definition: place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family
jewels appraised by a professional"
measure 36Definition: have certain
dimensions; "This table
surfaces measures 20inches by