Related formsmeas·ured·ly, adverbmeas·ured·ness, nounwell-meas·ured, adjective
Definition for measured (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of measure
Examples from the Web for measured
One of the honor guard approached with slow, measured steps and presented the flag to a uniformed captain.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, several probes—most recently the Curiosity rover—have measured methane in the Martian atmosphere.
Like so many of the poor, he measured his future by hours and days.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The output of CO2 by industrialization and other human activities—also rising, also measured.
Just as Palmer, taken in sixty-second doses, seems relaxed, so, measured over hours, he seems in need of a sedative.
Measured from point to point even, the distance appears to be over 500 miles.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Presently Mr. Grey's measured tread was heard coming up stairs, and next his hand was on the lock.
The man by his height and measured tread drew attention particularly to himself.
His sorrow had measured itself by the greatness of his personality.The Dominant Strain|Anna Chapin Ray
Before he had measured the other half of the field, I was up with him.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for measured (1 of 2)
Derived Formsmeasuredly, adverbmeasuredness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for measured (2 of 2)
Derived Formsmeasurer, noun
Word Origin for measure
Medicine definitions for measured
Idioms and Phrases with measured
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