Definitions and translations for "measure"

Definition of measure

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Noun
1. A prescribed quantity or extent.
1. Obsolete Moderation, temperance.
2. A limit that cannot be exceeded; a bound. (Now chiefly in set phrases.)
3. An (unspecified) portion or quantity.
A measure of salt
2. The act or result of measuring.
4. Cooking A receptacle or vessel of a standard size, capacity etc. as used to deal out specific quantities of some substance.
5. A standard against which something can be judged; a criterion.
Honesty is the true measure of a man.
6. Any of various standard units of capacity.
The villagers paid a tithe of a thousand measures of corn.
7. A unit of measurement.
8. The size of someone or something, as ascertained by measuring. (Now chiefly in make to measure.)
9. Rare The act or process of measuring.
10. A ruler, measuring stick, or graduated tape used to take measurements.
11. Rare A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; a divisor or factor.
The greatest common measure of two or more numbers
12. Geology A bed or stratum.
Coal measures; lead measures
13. Mathematics A function that assigns a non-negative number to a given set following the mathematical nature that is common among length, volume, probability and the like.
3. Metrical rhythm.
14. Archaic A melody.
15. Archaic A dance.
16. Poetry The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a metrical foot.
A poem in iambic measure
17. A musical designation consisting of all notes and or rests delineated by two vertical bars; an equal and regular division of the whole of a composition; a bar.
4. A course of action.
18. In plural Actions designed to achieve some purpose; plans.
19. A piece of legislation.
Verb
5. To ascertain the quantity of a unit of material via calculated comparison with respect to a standard.
We measured the temperature with a thermometer.   You should measure the angle with a spirit level.
6. To estimate the unit size of something.
I measure that at 10 centimetres.
7. To judge, value, or appraise.
8. To obtain or set apart; to mark in even increments.
9. To traverse, cross, pass along; to travel over.
10. To adjust by a rule or standard.
11. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; often with out or off.
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English - English - measure

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n. action, step; unit of size or capacity; criterion; device for measuring; amount, degree, extent; system of measuring; meter, cadence; legislative bill or act; prescribed distance or quantity
v. weigh, gauge, quantify; assess, evaluate, estimate; allot in measured amounts, allocate; be of a specific quantity or size or distance

English - Spanish - measure

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s. medida, coeficiente, medición; compás; proyecto de ley; mesura
v. medir, cuantificar, mensurar, tomar la medida de, tomar las dimensiones de, tomar las medidas, tomar las medidas de

English - French - measure

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n. mesure; instrument à mesure; rythme; poids; démarche; loi
v. mesurer; métrer; prendre la mesure de; doser

English - German - measure

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n. Mittel; Maß; Maßeinheit; Meßlatte; Takt; Gewicht; Satzung, Gesetz
v. messen; abschätzen, einschätzen; rationieren, einteilen

English - Indonesian - measure

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n. ukuran, takaran, pengukur, tindakan, langkah, undang-undang, kadar, rentak, irama lagu
v. mengukur, menilai, ukurannya, berjangka, menandingi, mengadu

English - Italian - measure

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s. misura; misurazione; metro; unità di misura; dose; quantità; provvedimento; (fig) proporzione, rapporto; (fig) termine di paragone; criterio; dimensione, grado; giusta misura; (fig) moderazione
v. misurare; tracciare, demarcare, segnare; valutare, stimare, giudicare; ponderare, pesare, dosare; regolare, guidare

English - Polish - measure

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n. miara, miarka, miernik, centymetr, menzurka, stopień, rytm, krok, podzielnik, granice, umiar, umiarkowanie
v. mierzyć, zmierzyć, odmierzyć, pomierzyć, przemierzać, rozmierzać, wymierzać, odmierzać, wymierzyć

English - Portuguese - measure

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s. meio; medida; escala; aparelho de medição; ritmo; peso; medida legal, lei
v. medir; avaliar; destinar um orçamento, dividir de acordo com uma medida

English - Romanian - measure

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n. măsură, proporţie, proporţii, capacitate, volum, mărime, dimensiune, întindere, unitate de măsură, putere, forţă {fig.}, dimensiuni
v. măsura, lua măsură, stabili, evalua, cântări, cumpăni, aprecia, măsura: a-şi măsura, face o măsurătoare

English - Russian - measure

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с. мера, предел, единица измерения, масштаб, критерий; мероприятие; делитель; метр, такт; пласты определенной геологической формации; танец; свита
г. измерять, мерить, определять; иметь размеры; мериться, мериться силами; соразмерять, соответствовать; регулировать; покрывать

English - Turkish - measure

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f. ölçmek, tartmak, ölçüsünü almak, süzmek, dikkatle bakmak, ayarlamak
i. ölçü, miktar, ölçüm, ölçek, oran, had, vezin, önlem, tedbir

English - Ukrainian - measure

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n. міра, масштаб, мірка, ступінь, захід, мірило
v. міряти, відміряти, мірка: знімати мірку, мірити, обмірювати, поміряти, розміряти

English - Dutch - measure

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zn. maat, maatstaf, maatregel, bedrag, hoeveelheid, beperking
ww. meten, afmeten, uitmeten, opmeten, toemeten, maat : de maat nemen, onderzoekend aankijken, beoordelen, deelbaar zijn op

English - Greek - measure

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ουσ. μέτρα, σταθμά, μέτρο
ρήμ. μετρώ, καταμετρώ

English - Arabic - measure

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‏قسط، قياس، وسيلة، نظام، كمية، قدر، جرعة، حجم، نظام مقاييس، مقياس الطول، القاسم، قياس المكعبات، بعد، ميزان موسقيي، تفعيل، مقدار‏
‏قاس، ذرع، قوم، ضبط، نظم‏

English - Chinese - measure

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(名) 尺寸; 量度标准; 量度器
(动) 测量; 估量; 测度; 量

English - Chinese - measure

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(名) 尺寸; 量度標準; 量度器
(動) 測量; 估量; 測度; 量

English - Hindi - measure

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n. मान, मर्यादा, सीमा, परिमाण, नाप, प्रमाण, लक्ष्य, लय, ताल
v. नापना, मापना, माप करना, थाहना, अंदाज़ करना, क़ीमत लगाना

English - Japanese - measure

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(動) 計測する; 採寸する; 長さがある; 評価する; 計量する
(名) 寸法; 計量単位; 基準; 計量器具; 対策

English - Korean - measure

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명. 수단, 조치; 용량, 크기; 표준, 척도; 계량기구; 양, 정도, 도수; 계량법, 도량법; 운율; 법안, 조례
동. 무게를 재다, 측정하다, 양을 재다; 평가하다, 판단하다; 배분하다, 조정하다, 어울리게 적응시키다; 특정한 양이 되게하다

English - Vietnamese - measure

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n. phép đo lường, sự đo lường, cách đo lường, đơn vị đo lường, tầm đường kiếm, đồ dùng để đo lường, thước để đo cất nhà cửa, thước đo cắt quần áo
v. đo, lường, đong, trắc lượng, đo kích tất, đo kích thước
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Synonyms for measure
1. dimension: size, capacity, quantity, mass, volume, frequency, magnitude
2. action: proceeding, move, manoeuvre, procedure, step
3. standard: pattern, rule, test, example
4. gauge: scale, calibrate, rank, grade, rule, survey, standard
Verb forms for measure
Present participle: measuring
Present: measure (3.person: measures)
Past: measured
Future: will measure
Present conditional: would measure
Present Perfect: have measured (3.person: has measured)
Past Perfect: had measured
Future Perfect: will have measured
Past conditional: would have measured