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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.
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Origin of admeasure

1300–50; Middle English amesuren < Middle French amesurer, with ad- replacing a-5; see measure
Related formsad·meas·ur·er, noun
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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
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Derived Formsadmeasurement, noun

Word Origin

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