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"
2. measure - noun
· how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
3. measure - noun
· a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"
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"
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"
6. measure - noun
· (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
7. measure - noun
· musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
8. measure - noun
· measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
9. measure - noun
· a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
10. measure - verb
· determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
11. measure - verb
· express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
12. measure - verb
· have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
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"
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