- 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.
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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.
Origin of measure
OTHER WORDS FROM measure
Example sentences from the Web for measure
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
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 measure
Derived forms of measuremeasurer, noun
Word Origin for measure
Medical definitions for measure
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