Idioms

Origin of measure

1250–1300; Middle English mesure, from Middle French, from Latin mēnsūra, equivalent to mēns(us), past participle of mētīrī “to measure, mete” + -ūra -ure

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for beyond measure

measure

/ (ˈmɛʒə) /

noun


verb

Derived Forms

measurer, noun

Word Origin for measure

C13: from Old French, from Latin mēnsūra measure, from mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī to measure
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Medicine definitions for beyond measure

measure

[ mĕzhər ]

n.


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Idioms and Phrases with beyond measure (1 of 2)

beyond measure

To an extreme degree; exceedingly. For example, Her attitude annoys me beyond measure. This term was first recorded in 1526.


Idioms and Phrases with beyond measure (2 of 2)

measure

In addition to the idiom beginning with measure

  • measure up

also see:

  • beyond measure
  • for good measure
  • in some measure
  • made to measure
  • take someone's measure

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