1. [ verb ] determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
Synonyms: mensurate measure_out

"Measure the length of the wall"

Related terms: decide pace triangulate calibrate shoot caliper measurer
2. [ verb ] express as a number or measure or quantity
Synonyms: quantify

"Can you quantify your results?"

Related terms: carry clock weigh pace plumb meter fathom scale titrate gauge quantity quantification
3. [ verb ] have certain dimensions

"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

Related terms: be last weigh stand scale qualify
4. [ verb ] place a value on; judge the worth of something
Synonyms: evaluate assess appraise valuate value

"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"

Related terms: judge praise rate reassess grade censor standardise assess value value evaluation evaluation appraisal evaluator appraiser
5. [ noun ] the act or process of measuring
Synonyms: measurement measuring mensuration

"the measurements were carefully done" "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

Related terms: magnitude probability intensity observation concentration information dimension distance size thermometry densitometry surveying photometry anthropometry algometry reading sounding arterial_blood_gases quantitative_analysis sound_ranging scaling audiometry bathymetry anemography telemetry viscometry dosimetry calorimetry hypsography fetometry anemometry thermogravimetry pelvimetry quantification radioactive_dating hydrometry sampling isometry spirometery mental_measurement angulation actinometry quantify standard nonstandard
6. [ noun ] any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
Synonyms: step

"the situation called for strong measures" "the police took steps to reduce crime"

Related terms: maneuver precaution shark_repellent countermeasure
7. [ noun ] how much there is of something that you can measure
Synonyms: amount quantity quantum
Related terms: abstraction time_period probability volume value time_interval point fundamental_measure volume proof relative_quantity indefinite_quantity playing_period cordage system_of_measurement quantum octane_number time_unit linear_measure magnetisation magnetic_flux definite_quantity total standard nonstandard
8. [ noun ] the act or process of measuring
Synonyms: measurement measuring mensuration

"the measurements were carefully done" "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

Related terms: activity observation thermometry densitometry surveying hydrometry anemometry anemography angulation anthropometry actinometry acidimetry scaling audiometry radioactive_dating spirometery mental_measurement arterial_blood_gases quantification reading sounding sound_ranging dosimetry telemetry fetometry viscometry bathymetry hypsography pelvimetry calorimetry alkalimetry sampling algometry quantitative_analysis
9. [ noun ] (politics,writing) a statute in draft before it becomes law
Synonyms: bill

"they held a public hearing on the bill"

Related terms: legal_document bottle_bill bill_of_attainder appropriation_bill farm_bill trade_bill rider law
10. [ noun ] a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
Synonyms: standard criterion touchstone

"they set the measure for all subsequent work"

Related terms: reference_point scale norm baseline yardstick standard_of_measurement gpa benchmark medium_of_exchange standardize
11. [ noun ] (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Synonyms: cadence beat metre meter
Related terms: poetic_rhythm common_measure scansion metrical_foot catalexis prosody
12. [ noun ] (music) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
Synonyms: bar

"the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

Related terms: musical_notation
13. [ noun ] measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
Synonyms: measuring_stick measuring_rod
Related terms: measuring_instrument rule size_stick board_rule
Similar spelling:   Meuser