measured

[mezh-erd]
adjective
  1. ascertained or apportioned by measure: The race was over the course of a measured mile.
  2. accurately regulated or proportioned.
  3. regular or uniform, as in movement; rhythmical: to walk with measured strides.
  4. deliberate and restrained; careful; carefully weighed or considered: measured language; measured terms.
  5. 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 formsmeas·ured·ly, adverbmeas·ured·ness, nounwell-meas·ured, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-measured

Historical Examples of well-measured

  • Harry, whose tuneful and well-measured notes First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent.

    Purcell

    John F. Runciman

  • Every line is the expression of a calm, determined purpose, buoyant in its own well-measured, well-disciplined confidence.

  • The banished Exilarch Ukba frequently met him, and greeted and praised him in well-measured Arabic verses.


British Dictionary definitions for well-measured

measured

adjective
  1. determined by measurement
  2. slow, stately, or leisurely
  3. carefully considered; deliberate
Derived Formsmeasuredly, adverbmeasuredness, noun
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Word Origin and History for well-measured

measured

adj.

late 14c., "deliberate, restrained," adjective from past participle of measure (v.). Meaning "uniform, regular" is from c.1400.

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