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
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British Dictionary definitions for measure off (1 of 2)

measure off

measure out

verb

(tr, adverb) to determine the limits of; mark outto measure off an area

British Dictionary definitions for measure off (2 of 2)

measure

/ (ˈmɛʒə) /

noun


verb

Derived Formsmeasurer, 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 measure off

measure

[ mĕzhər ]

n.


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Idioms and Phrases with measure off

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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