Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!



[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Noun measure has 8 senses
  1. measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration - the act or process of measuring; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis; actinometry; algometry; anemography; anemometry; angulation; anthropometry; arterial blood gases; audiometry; bathymetry, plumbing; calorimetry; densitometry; dosimetry; fetometry, foetometry; hydrometry, gravimetry; hypsometry, hypsography; mental measurement; observation; pelvimetry; photometry; quantification; radioactive dating; reading, meter reading; sampling; sounding; sound ranging; scaling; spirometery; surveying; telemetry; thermometry; thermogravimetry; viscometry
    Derived forms: verb measure4, verb measure3, verb measure2, verb measure1
  2. standard, criterion, measure, touchstone - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
    --2 is a kind of reference point, point of reference, reference
    --2 has particulars:
     benchmark; grade point average, GPA; yardstick; medium of exchange, monetary system; scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series; gauge, standard of measurement; baseline; norm
  3. measure, quantity, amount - how much there is of something that you can quantify
    --3 is a kind of abstraction
    --3 has particulars:
     probability, chance; quantum; value, economic value; fundamental quantity, fundamental measure; definite quantity; indefinite quantity; relative quantity; system of measurement, metric; cordage; octane number, octane rating; linear measure, long measure; magnetization, magnetisation; volume; volume; proof; time unit, unit of time; point, point in time; playing period, period of play, play; time interval, interval
    Derived forms: verb measure4, verb measure2, verb measure1
  4. measure, step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
    --4 is a kind of maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    --4 has particulars:
     countermeasure; shark repellent, porcupine provision; precaution, safeguard, guard
  5. bill, measure - a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"
    --5 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    --5 has parts: rider
    --5 has particulars:
     appropriation bill; bill of attainder; bottle bill; farm bill; trade bill
  6. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    --6 is a kind of poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody
    --6 has particulars:
     catalexis; scansion; common measure, common meter; metrical foot, foot, metrical unit
  7. measure, bar - musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
    --7 is a kind of musical notation
  8. measuring stick, measure, measuring rod - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
    --8 is a kind of measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
    --8 has particulars: board rule; rule, ruler; size stick
    Derived forms: verb measure4, verb measure3, verb measure2, verb measure1
Verb measure has 4 senses
  1. measure, mensurate, measure out - determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
    --1 is one way to decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Derived forms: noun measure8, noun measure3, noun measure1, noun measurement1, noun measurer1, noun measuring1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. quantify, measure - express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
    --2 is one way to carry, convey, express
    Derived forms: noun measure8, noun measure3, noun measure1, noun measurement1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. measure - have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
    --3 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun measure8, noun measure1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value - place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
    --4 is one way to judge
    Derived forms: noun measure8, noun measure1, noun measure3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus