Measure

/me'zhur/

Sense: Noun


  1. Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal.

    1. The situation called for strong measures.
    2. The police took steps to reduce crime.
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  2. How much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.

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  3. Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats.

    1. The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song.
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  4. A container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance.

  5. Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.

  6. Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.

  7. A statute in draft before it becomes law.

    1. They held a public hearing on the bill.
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  8. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.

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Sense: Verb


  1. Determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of.

    1. Measure the length of the wall.
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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
mea•sure
IPA Transcription
/mɛ'ʒɝ/
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