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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 measure out (1 of 2)

measure out

verb (tr, adverb)

to pour or dole outthey measure out a pint of fluid
to administer; mete outthey measured out harsh punishments

British Dictionary definitions for measure out (2 of 2)

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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Medical definitions for measure out

measure
[ mĕzhər ]

n.

v.

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Idioms and Phrases with measure out

measure

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