A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or extent; an extent or quantity in the fractions or multiples of which anything is estimated and stated; hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged.
- Dimensions, quantity, or capacity as ascertained by comparison with a standard.
- A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties: The standard kilogram is maintained as a measure of mass.
- A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
- A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
- A device used for measuring.
- The act of measuring.
- An evaluation or a basis of comparison: "the final measure of the worth of a society” ( Joseph Wood Krutch). See Synonyms at standard.
- Extent or degree: The problem was in large measure caused by his carelessness.
- A definite quantity that has been measured out: a measure of wine.
- A fitting amount: a measure of recognition.
- A limited amount or degree: a measure of good-will.
- Limit; bounds: generosity knowing no measure.
- Appropriate restraint; moderation: "The union of . . . fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal” ( William James).
- An action taken as a means to an end; an expedient. Often used in the plural: desperate measures.
- A legislative bill or enactment.
- Poetic meter.
- Music The metric unit between two bars on the staff; a bar.
- To ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of: measured the height of the ceiling.
- To mark, lay out, or establish dimensions for by measuring: measure off an area.
- To estimate by evaluation or comparison: "I gave them an account . . . of the situation as far as I could measure it” ( Winston S. Churchill).
- To bring into comparison: She measured her power with that of a dangerous adversary.
- To mark off or apportion, usually with reference to a given unit of measurement: measure out a pint of milk.
- To allot or distribute as if by measuring; mete: The revolutionary tribunal measured out harsh justice.
- To serve as a measure of: The inch measures length.
- To consider or choose with care; weigh: He measures his words with caution.
- Archaic To travel over: "We must measure twenty miles today” ( Shakespeare).
- To have a measurement of: The room measures 12 by 20 feet.
- To take a measurement.
- To allow of measurement: White sugar measures more easily than brown.
- measure up To be the equal of something; have similar quality.
- measure up To have the necessary qualifications: a candidate who just didn't measure up.
- beyond measure In excess.
- beyond measure Without limit.
- for good measure In addition to the required amount.
- a To a degree: The new law was in a measure harmful.
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