Associations to the word «Measure»


MEASURE, noun. A prescribed quantity or extent.
MEASURE, noun. (obsolete) Moderation, temperance. [13th-19th c.]
MEASURE, noun. A limit that cannot be exceeded; a bound. (Now chiefly in set phrases.) [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. An (unspecified) portion or quantity. [from 16th c.]
MEASURE, noun. The act or result of measuring.
MEASURE, noun. (now) (chiefly cooking) A receptacle or vessel of a standard size, capacity etc. as used to deal out specific quantities of some substance. [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. A standard against which something can be judged; a criterion. [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. Any of various standard units of capacity. [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. A unit of measurement. [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. The size of someone or something, as ascertained by measuring. (Now chiefly in make to measure.) [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. (now) (rare) The act or process of measuring. [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. A ruler, measuring stick, or graduated tape used to take measurements. [from 16th c.]
MEASURE, noun. (mathematics) (now) (rare) A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; a divisor or factor. [from 16th c.]
MEASURE, noun. (geology) A bed or stratum. [from 17th c.]
MEASURE, noun. (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. [from 20th c.]
MEASURE, noun. Metrical rhythm.
MEASURE, noun. (now) (archaic) A melody. [from 14th c.]
MEASURE, noun. (now) (archaic) A dance. [from 15th c.]
MEASURE, noun. (poetry) The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a metrical foot. [from 15th c.]
MEASURE, noun. 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. [from 17th c.]
MEASURE, noun. A course of action.
MEASURE, noun. (in plural) Actions designed to achieve some purpose; plans. [from 17th c.]
MEASURE, noun. A piece of legislation. [from 18th c.]
MEASURE, verb. To ascertain the quantity of a unit of material via calculated comparison with respect to a standard.
MEASURE, verb. To estimate the unit size of something.
MEASURE, verb. To judge, value, or appraise.
MEASURE, verb. To obtain or set apart; to mark in even increments.
MEASURE, verb. (rare) To traverse, cross, pass along; to travel over.
MEASURE, verb. To adjust by a rule or standard.
MEASURE, verb. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; often with out or off.
MEASURE OF CENTRAL TENDENCY, noun. (statistics) (probability) A measure of location for a batch, a sample, or a distribution characterizing a value around which are spread the members or the distribution.
MEASURE OF LOCATION, noun. (statistics) (probability) A single number used to characterize a batch, sample, or distribution or the position of an element of it.
MEASURE SPACE, noun. (analysis) A measurable space which has a positive measure defined on its σ-algebra.
MEASURE SPACES, noun. Plural of measure space
MEASURE STICK, noun. (curling) Equipment used to determine which of two or more stones is closest to the center when they are too similar to know with visual inspection
MEASURE SWORDS WITH SOMEONE, verb. To try someone's skill in the use of the sword.
MEASURE SWORDS WITH SOMEONE, verb. (figurative) To match one's abilities against an antagonist's.
MEASURE THEORY, noun. (mathematics) A branch of mathematical analysis, concerned with the theory of integration, that generalizes the intuitive notions of length, area and volume.
MEASURE UP, verb. (idiomatic) To meet expectations; to be as good as.
MEASURE WORD, noun. A word or morpheme used in combination with a numeral to indicate the count of nouns, used especially in Asian languages.
MEASURE WORDS, noun. Plural of measure word

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope