- the music contained between two bar lines; bar.
- an air or melody.
- a slow, dignified dance.
verb (used with object), meas·ured, meas·ur·ing.
verb (used without object), meas·ured, meas·ur·ing.
- to reach a certain standard: The exhibition didn't measure up to last year's.
- to be capable or qualified: As an administrator, he couldn't quite measure up.
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Idioms for measure
- to test one's preparedness for a contest or encounter.
- to battle with swords.
- to fight, compete, etc.: The producer of the poorly reviewed show decided to measure swords with the critics.
Origin of measure
OTHER WORDS FROM measure
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British Dictionary definitions for for good measure
Derived forms of measuremeasurer, noun
Word Origin for measure
Medical definitions for for good measure
Idioms and Phrases with for good measure (1 of 2)
In addition to the required amount. For example, Whenever she bakes she adds a little more cinnamon for good measure, or He didn't argue with my price, so I gave him some extra supplies for good measure.
Idioms and Phrases with for good measure (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with measure
- measure up
- beyond measure
- for good measure
- in some measure
- made to measure
- take someone's measure