- to measure off or out; apportion.
- Nautical. to measure the dimensions and capacity of a vessel, as for official registration.
Origin of admeasure
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- to measure out (land, etc) as a share; apportion
- (tr) to determine the dimensions, capacity, weight, and other details of (a vessel), as for an official registration, documentation, or yacht handicap rating
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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