measured

[ mezh-erd ]
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adjective
  1. ascertained or apportioned by measure: The race was over the course of a measured mile.

  2. accurately regulated or proportioned.

  1. regular or uniform, as in movement; rhythmical: to walk with measured strides.

  2. deliberate and restrained; careful; carefully weighed or considered: measured language; measured terms.

  3. in the form of meter or verse; metrical.

Origin of measured

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at measure, -ed2

Other words from measured

  • meas·ured·ly, adverb
  • meas·ured·ness, noun
  • well-measured, adjective

Words Nearby measured

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British Dictionary definitions for measured

measured

/ (ˈmɛʒəd) /


adjective
  1. determined by measurement

  2. slow, stately, or leisurely

  1. carefully considered; deliberate

Derived forms of measured

  • measuredly, adverb
  • measuredness, noun

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