- 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.
Idioms for measure
- to test one's preparedness for a contest or encounter.
- to battle with swords.
- to fight, compete, etc.: The producer of the poorly reviewed show decided to measure swords with the critics.
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Example sentences from the Web for measurer
Thermometer a measurer of heat; barometer, a measurer of the weight of the air; hygrometer, a measurer of moisture.Practical Education, Volume II|Maria Edgeworth
Geodesy of one distance is when the measurer for the finding of the desired dimension doth not change his place of standing.The Way To Geometry|Peter Ramus
The measurer in the distance fell flat upon his face, and then jumping up again, he began to run in the opposite direction.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
A line is then drawn on the ground all round the heap, inside which none but the measurer must go.
An instrument called a “cyanometer,” meaning “measurer of blue,” is used for ascertaining the intensity of color in the sky.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
British Dictionary definitions for measurer
Derived forms of measuremeasurer, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with measurer
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