Measure

  • 1 measure — meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a fixed… …

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  • 2 measure — [mezh′ər] n. [ME mesure < OFr < L mensura < mensus, pp. of metiri, to measure < IE base * mē , to measure > MEAL1, Sans mātrā, a measure, Gr metron] 1. the extent, dimensions, capacity, etc. of anything, esp. as determined by a… …

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  • 3 Measure K — is an ordinance put on the city of Santa Cruz s annual ballot on November 6, 2006. It s purpose was to give marijuana violations the lowest priority for local law enforcement. All other offenses besides adult marijuana offenses were put to a… …

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  • 4 Measure — Meas ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Measured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Measuring}.] [F. mesurer, L. mensurare. See {Measure}, n.] 1. To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by a …

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  • 5 measure — ► VERB 1) determine the size, amount, or degree of (something) by comparison with a standard unit. 2) be of (a specified size). 3) (measure out) take an exact quantity of. 4) (measure up) reach the required or expected standard. ► NOUN 1) …

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  • 6 measure — I noun act, bill, caveat, declaration, decree, dictate, edict, enactment, law, legislation, legislative enactment, legislative mandate, legislative proclamation, mandate, piece of legislation, prescript, prescription, proposal, proposed act,… …

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  • 7 measure — [n1] portion, scope admeasurement, admensuration, allotment, allowance, amount, amplification, amplitude, area, bang, breadth, bulk, capacity, degree, depth, dimension, distance, duration, extent, fix, frequency, height, hit, magnitude, mass,… …

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  • 8 measure up to — measure up (to (someone/something)) to reach a standard that is as good as someone or something else. The math skills of the majority of children in this school measure up to the national standards. Usage notes: often used in a negative way: They …

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  • 9 measure up — (to (someone/something)) to reach a standard that is as good as someone or something else. The math skills of the majority of children in this school measure up to the national standards. Usage notes: often used in a negative way: They didn t… …

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  • 10 Measure — Meas ure, v. i. 1. To make a measurement or measurements. [1913 Webster] 2. To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the pieces measure unequally. [1913 Webster] 3. To be of a certain size or quantity, or to have a… …

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  • 11 measure of — To be the (or a) standard by which to judge the quality, etc of ● measure …

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  • 12 measure up — index qualify (meet standards) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 measure up to — index conform Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 14 measure — mea|sure1 W2S2 [ˈmeʒə US ər] v 1.) [T] to find the size, length, or amount of something, using standard units such as ↑inches, metres etc ▪ The rainfall was measured over a three month period. measure sb for sth (=measure someone in order to make …

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  • 15 measure — measurer, n. /mezh euhr/, n., v., measured, measuring. n. 1. a unit or standard of measurement: weights and measures. 2. a system of measurement: liquid measure. 3. an instrument, as a graduated rod or a container of standard capacity, for… …

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  • 16 measure — 1 noun 1 OFFICIAL ACTION (C) an official action that is intended to deal with a particular problem: Stronger measures are needed to combat crime. 2 half measures things done to deal with a difficult situation that are not effective or firm enough …

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  • 17 measure — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 official action to deal with a problem ADJECTIVE ▪ appropriate, effective, necessary, practical ▪ We urge you to adopt all necessary measures to guarantee people s safety. ▪ key …

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  • 18 measure — ▪ I. measure mea‧sure 1 [ˈmeʒə ǁ ər] noun 1. [countable] an official action, taken to deal with a particular problem: • The company has had to take cost cutting measures, including reducing spending on certain marketing programs. ausˈterity… …

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  • 19 measure — [[t]me̱ʒə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ measures, measuring, measured 1) VERB If you measure the quality, value, or effect of something, you discover or judge how great it is. [V n prep] I continued to measure his progress against the charts in the doctor s office …

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  • 20 measure — meas|ure1 [ meʒər ] noun count *** ▸ 1 action to achieve something ▸ 2 amount (not large/small) ▸ 3 way of judging something ▸ 4 unit of measurement ▸ 5 section of music ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an action that is intended to achieve or deal with… …

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