Measure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmeʒər|  American pronunciation of the word measure
Brit.  |ˈmeʒə|  British pronunciation of the word measure


- any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal (syn: step)
the situation called for strong measures
- how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify (syn: amount, quantity)
- a statute in draft before it becomes law (syn: bill)
- the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule (syn: measurement, measuring, mensuration)
the measurements were carefully done
- a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated (syn: criterion, standard, touchstone)
they set the measure for all subsequent work
- (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse (syn: beat, cadence, meter, metre)
- musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats (syn: bar)
- measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
- a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance


- determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of (syn: measure out)
- express as a number or measure or quantity (syn: quantify)
- have certain dimensions
This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches
- evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of (syn: appraise, assess, evaluate, value)

Extra examples

She felt equal measures of hope and fear.

Their actions were motivated in large measure by a desire for revenge.

An occasion like this calls for some measure of decorum.

The meter is a measure of length.

The dictionary includes a table of weights and measures.

The legislature has passed a measure aimed at protecting consumers.

The governor has proposed a number of cost-cutting measures.

They were forced to resort to desperate measures.

We need to take measures to protect ourselves.

He's being measured for a new suit.

His success cannot be measured solely on the basis of his popularity.

The cloth measures 3 meters.

The room measures 15 feet wide by 30 feet long.

The measure is given in centimeters.

He liked suits made to measure.

Phrasal verbs

measure out  — determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
measure up  — prove capable or fit; meet requirements

Word forms

I/you/we/they: measure
he/she/it: measures
present participle: measuring
past tense: measured
past participle: measured
singular: measure
plural: measures
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