Idioms for measure

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

OTHER WORDS FROM measure

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British Dictionary definitions for for good measure

measure
/ (ˈmɛʒə) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of measure

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 for good measure

measure
[ mĕzhər ]

n.

v.

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Idioms and Phrases with for good measure (1 of 2)

for good measure

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)

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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