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measure
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 25
1. The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a foot; as, a poem in iambic measure.
2. A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases, the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of two or more numbers.
3. A step or definite part of a progressive course or policy; a means to an end; an act designed for the accomplishment of an object; as, political measures; prudent measures; an inefficient measure.
5. Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead measures.
Part of Speech: noun
3. The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated; estimated extent; as, to take one's measure for a coat.
4. The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited quantity or amount.
5. Extent or degree not excessive or beyong bounds; moderation; due restraint; esp. in the phrases, in measure; with measure; without or beyond measure.
8. Undefined quantity; extent; degree.
12. The space between two bars.
14. To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures changes of temperature.
16. To adjust by a rule or standard.
17. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; - often with out or off.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To make a measurement or measurements.
2. To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the pieces measure unequally.
3. To be of a certain size or quantity, or to have a certain length, breadth, or thickness, or a certain capacity according to a standard measure; as, cloth measures three fourths of a yard; a tree measures three feet in diameter.
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