- the music contained between two bar lines; bar.
- an air or melody.
- a slow, dignified dance.
- 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 about 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.
Origin of measure
OTHER WORDS FROM measure
How to use measure in a sentence
Other measures, focused more on the locations and activities known to have superspreader potential, would do much more to curb the pandemic.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.|Emily Oster|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“We want to go hard, go early, but get out of it as quickly as we can,” State Premier Steven Marshall said of the measures.One of the world’s strictest new lockdowns bans outdoor exercising and dog-walking|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 19, 2020|Fortune
Between each one was a clear plexiglass divider, a measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
There are things that you can get from panel data and measures that are accepted by the industry.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
The light’s speed is a measure of how much distance it covers in a given amount of time.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The reason we associate rhythm with the significance of time is that rhythm is a measurer of time.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The only time-measurer mentioned in the Bible is the dial of Ahaz, which will form the subject of a later chapter.The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
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
The sun is called Unelanh, the apportioner, just as our word moon means originally the measurer.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees|James Mooney
This one, called the earth-measurer, has drunk himself green with chlorophyll so as to escape detection.Birds in Town and Village|W. H. Hudson
British Dictionary definitions for measure
Derived forms of measuremeasurer, noun
Word Origin for measure
Other Idioms and Phrases with measure
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