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verb (used with object), ad·meas·ured, ad·meas·ur·ing.
  1. to measure off or out; apportion.
  2. Nautical. to measure the dimensions and capacity of a vessel, as for official registration.

Origin of admeasure

1300–50; Middle English amesuren < Middle French amesurer, with ad- replacing a-5; see measure
Related formsad·meas·ur·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for admeasure

distribute, divide, ration, share, allocate, lot, apportion, divvy, mete

British Dictionary definitions for admeasure


  1. to measure out (land, etc) as a share; apportion
  2. (tr) to determine the dimensions, capacity, weight, and other details of (a vessel), as for an official registration, documentation, or yacht handicap rating
Derived Formsadmeasurement, noun

Word Origin for admeasure

C14: amesuren, from Old French amesurer, from mesurer to measure; the modern form derives from ad- + measure
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