Definition of Measure


  • 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Measure

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Unscramble measure

165 unscramble word found using the letters measure.

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