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measure

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈmɛʒə], (Verb)

Definitions:
- ascertain the size, amount, or degree of (something) by using an instrument or device marked in standard units
(e.g: the amount of water collected is measured in pints)

- assess the importance, effect, or value of (something)
(e.g: it is hard to measure teaching ability)

- travel over (a certain distance or area)
(e.g: we must measure twenty miles today)


Phrases:
- beyond measure
- for good measure
- get the measure of
- hard measure
- have the measure of
- in no small measure
- in — measure
- measure of capacity
- measure one's length
- measure one's words
- take measures

Origin:
Middle English (as a noun in the senses ‘moderation’, ‘instrument for measuring’, ‘unit of capacity’): from Old French mesure, from Latin mensura, from mens- ‘measured’, from the verb metiri


[ˈmɛʒə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose
(e.g: cost-cutting measures)

- a standard unit used to express the size, amount, or degree of something
(e.g: a furlong is an obsolete measure of length)

- a certain quantity or degree of something
(e.g: the states retain a large measure of independence)

- the rhythm of a piece of poetry or a piece of music.

- a group of rock strata.


Phrases:
- beyond measure
- for good measure
- get the measure of
- hard measure
- have the measure of
- in no small measure
- in — measure
- measure of capacity
- measure one's length
- measure one's words
- take measures

Origin:







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