- 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.
Words nearby measure
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
British Dictionary definitions for in some measure
Derived forms of measuremeasurer, noun
Word Origin for measure
Medical definitions for in some measure
Idioms and Phrases with in some measure (1 of 2)
Somewhat, to a certain extent, as in In some measure we owe these privileges to our parents. Shakespeare used this term in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1:2): “I will condole in some measure.” Similarly, in large measure, dating from the same period, means “to a considerable extent,” as in In large measure the two sides agree. [c. 1600]
Idioms and Phrases with in some 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