- ascertained or apportioned by measure: The race was over the course of a measured mile.
- accurately regulated or proportioned.
- regular or uniform, as in movement; rhythmical: to walk with measured strides.
- deliberate and restrained; careful; carefully weighed or considered: measured language; measured terms.
- in the form of meter or verse; metrical.
Origin of measured
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Examples from the Web for well-measured
Harry, whose tuneful and well-measured notes First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent.Purcell
John F. Runciman
Every line is the expression of a calm, determined purpose, buoyant in its own well-measured, well-disciplined confidence.Life in a Railway Factory
The banished Exilarch Ukba frequently met him, and greeted and praised him in well-measured Arabic verses.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
- determined by measurement
- slow, stately, or leisurely
- carefully considered; deliberate
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Word Origin and History for well-measured
late 14c., "deliberate, restrained," adjective from past participle of measure (v.). Meaning "uniform, regular" is from c.1400.
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