a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals
used as a reference in making measurements
- measuring stick - measuring rod
musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
"the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
a basis for comparison
a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
"the schools comply with federal standards"
"they set the measure for all subsequent work"
the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
"the measurements were carefully done"
"his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
a statute in draft before it becomes law
"they held a public hearing on the bill"
how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
"the situation called for strong measures"
"the police took steps to reduce crime"
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
"access all the factors when taking a risk"
have certain dimensions
"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
express as a number or measure or quantity
"Can you quantify your results?"
determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
"Measure the length of the wall"
- mensurate - measure out