Dictionary Results for measure


1. measure - noun

· any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"

Synonym(s): step

Hypernym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical_maneuver, tactical_manoeuvre




2. measure - noun

· how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Synonym(s): quantity, amount

Hypernym(s): abstraction, abstract_entity




3. measure - noun

· a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"

Synonym(s): bill

Hypernym(s): legal_document, legal_instrument, official_document, instrument




4. measure - noun

· the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

Synonym(s): measurement, measuring, mensuration

Hypernym(s): activity




5. measure - noun

· a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

Synonym(s): standard, criterion, touchstone

Hypernym(s): system_of_measurement, metric




6. measure - noun

· (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Synonym(s): meter, metre, beat, cadence

Hypernym(s): poetic_rhythm, rhythmic_pattern, prosody




7. measure - noun

· musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

Synonym(s): bar

Hypernym(s): musical_notation




8. measure - noun

· measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

Synonym(s): measuring_stick, measuring_rod

Hypernym(s): measuring_instrument, measuring_system, measuring_device




9. measure - noun

· a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance

Hypernym(s): container




10. measure - verb

· determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"

Synonym(s): mensurate, measure_out

Hypernym(s): decide, make_up_one%27s_mind, determine




11. measure - verb

· express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"

Synonym(s): quantify

Hypernym(s): carry, convey, express




12. measure - verb

· have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

Hypernym(s): be




13. measure - verb

· evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"

Synonym(s): evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge





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