measured

[ mezh-erd ]
/ ˈmɛʒ ərd /

adjective

ascertained or apportioned by measure: The race was over the course of a measured mile.
accurately regulated or proportioned.
regular or uniform, as in movement; rhythmical: to walk with measured strides.
deliberate and restrained; careful; carefully weighed or considered: measured language; measured terms.
in the form of meter or verse; metrical.

Origin of measured

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at measure, -ed2

Related forms

meas·ured·ly, adverbmeas·ured·ness, nounwell-meas·ured, adjective

Definition for measured (2 of 2)

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

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for measured (1 of 2)

measured

/ (ˈmɛʒəd) /

adjective

determined by measurement
slow, stately, or leisurely
carefully considered; deliberate

Derived Forms

measuredly, adverbmeasuredness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for measured (2 of 2)

measure

/ (ˈmɛʒə) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

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 measured

measure

[ mĕzhər ]

n.

v.

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Idioms and Phrases with measured

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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