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EN[ˈmɛʒə] [-ɛʒə(r)]
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    Definition of measure in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmeasuresPREmé-SUF-ure
    1. A prescribed quantity or extent.
      1. Mesure is medcynee · þouȝ þow moche ȝerne.
      2. Full to the utmost measure of what bliss Human desires can seek or apprehend.
      3. It ended up being a bittersweet night for England, full of goals to send the crowd home happy, buoyed by the news that Montenegro and Poland had drawn elsewhere in Group H but also with a measure of regret about what happened to Danny Welbeck and what it means for Roy Hodgson's team going into a much more difficult assignment against Ukraine.
    2. The act or result of measuring.
      1. City were also the victors on that occasion 56 years ago, winning 5-0, but this visit was portrayed as a measure of their progress against the 19-time champions.
      2. The villagers paid a tithe of a thousand measures of corn. ‎
      3. The fragments shrank by increments of about three kilodaltons (a measure of molecular weight).
      4. The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
      5. (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
      6. the greatest common measure of two or more numbers
      7. coal measures; lead measures
    3. Metrical rhythm.
      1. Now tread we a measure! said young Lochinvar.
      2. a poem in iambic measure
    4. A course of action.
      1. The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
  • VerbSGmeasuresPRmeasuringPT, PPmeasured
    1. To ascertain the quantity of a unit of material via calculated comparison with respect to a standard.
      1. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.
    2. To estimate the unit size of something.
      1. I measure that at 10 centimetres. ‎
    3. To judge, value, or appraise.
      1. To obtain or set apart; to mark in even increments.
        1. (rare) To traverse, cross, pass along; to travel over.
          1. To adjust by a rule or standard.
            1. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; often with out or off.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Or how beings such as ourselves—such as you now are— with lifespans measured in centuries and strength and endurance far beyond that of Terra- born humans, could decivilize so utterly?
                • However, we were unable to measure changes of in vivo implant stiffness between pre- and postinduction.
                • The researchers measured the number of surfacings per minute by each dolphin.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Measures of seafloor topographic complexity were used as a proxy for the availability of hardbottom, since a comprehensive map of hard and soft seafloor sediments was also not readily available.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • The apertures of the tympanic membrane and the subtympanic foramen were selected as reasonable vectors for air-borne sound energy, and the surface areas of these apertures (A x ) were measured.
                • The scale measures longness in units of length. Its ordinality guarantees that objects with greater longnesses are assigned more unites of length when measured.
                • Further, we hypothesized that the FMPI and the CSOM would respond to treatment, and/or withdrawal of treatment, and show criterion validity with the actimetry measures.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
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