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Definition 1: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify - [noun denoting tops]

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

(... is a kind of measure ) (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity

(... is a kind of measure ) the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"

(... is a kind of measure ) a relative amount

"mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"

(... is a kind of measure ) a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)

(... is a kind of measure ) a unit for measuring time periods

(... is a kind of measure ) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of measure ) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(... is a kind of measure ) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(... is a kind of measure ) the extent or degree to which something is magnetized

(... is a kind of measure ) a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline

(... is a kind of measure ) the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords

(... is a kind of measure ) a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

"the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5" "if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife"

(... is a kind of measure ) (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

(... is a kind of measure ) the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else

"he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices"

(... is a kind of measure ) one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

(... is a kind of measure ) a specific measure of amount

(... is a kind of measure ) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of measure ) a quantity relative to some purpose

(... is a kind of measure ) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

(... are attributes of measure) conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind

"windows of standard width" "standard sizes" "the standard fixtures" "standard brands" "standard operating procedure"

(... are attributes of measure) varying from or not adhering to a standard

"nonstandard windows" "envelopes of nonstandard sizes" "nonstandard lengths of board"

Definition 2: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule - [noun denoting act]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the measurements were carefully done
  • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring with a micrometer

(... is a kind of measure ) the act of making and recording a measurement

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)

(... is a kind of measure ) the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object

(... is a kind of measure ) the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments

"he has a job meter reading for the gas company"

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)

(... is a kind of measure ) the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

(... is a kind of measure ) locating a source of sound (as an enemy gun) by measurements of the time the sound arrives at microphones in known positions

(... is a kind of measure ) act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

(... is a kind of measure ) the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity

(... is a kind of measure ) the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map

"he studied surveying at college"

(... is a kind of measure ) automatic transmission and measurement of data from remote sources by wire or radio or other means

(... is a kind of measure ) the measurement of temperature

(... is a kind of measure ) the measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances

(... is a kind of measure ) the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea

(... is a kind of measure ) a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of the elevation of land above sea level

(... is a kind of measure ) the measurement of tremors and shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes

(... is a kind of measure ) chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring sensitivity to pain or pressure

(... is a kind of measure ) recording anemometrical measurements

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring wind speed and direction

(... is a kind of measure ) the precise measurement of angles

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory diseases

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring sensitivity of hearing

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring the depths of the oceans

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of quantities of heat

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of human heads

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring the dose of radiation emitted by a radioactive source

(... is a kind of measure ) measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)

(... is a kind of measure ) the measurement of specific gravity

(... is a kind of measure ) the measurement of viscosity

Definition 3: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal - [noun denoting act]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the situation called for strong measures
  • the police took steps to reduce crime

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) a move made to gain a tactical end

(... is a kind of measure ) an action taken to offset another action

(... is a kind of measure ) a measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts

(... is a kind of measure ) a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution" "an insurance policy is a good safeguard" "we let our guard down"

Definition 4: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

(... is a kind of measure ) a measure used in computing board feet

(... is a kind of measure ) measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

(... is a kind of measure ) a mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot

Definition 5: a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance - [noun denoting artifact]

(measure is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of measure ) graduated cup used to measure liquid or granular ingredients

Definition 6: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

Definition 7: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) (prosody) a system of versification

(... is a kind of measure ) the absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse

(... is a kind of measure ) analysis of verse into metrical patterns

(... is a kind of measure ) the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad

(... is a kind of measure ) (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

(measure belongs to category ...) the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

Definition 8: a statute in draft before it becomes law - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they held a public hearing on the bill

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of measure ) a legislative act proposing to authorize the expenditure of public funds for a specified purpose

(... is a kind of measure ) a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial

"bills of attainder are prohibited by the Constitution of the United States"

(... is a kind of measure ) a statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles

(... is a kind of measure ) a statute that would regulate farm production and prices

(... is a kind of measure ) a statute that would regulate foreign trade

(measure is a part of ...) a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

(measure belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 9: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the schools comply with federal standards
  • they set the measure for all subsequent work

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

(... is a kind of measure ) a standard by which something can be measured or judged

"his painting sets the benchmark of quality"

(... is a kind of measure ) an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared

"the established a baseline for the budget"

(... is a kind of measure ) accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

(... is a kind of measure ) an ordered reference standard

"judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

(... is a kind of measure ) anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region

(... is a kind of measure ) a measure or standard used for comparison

"on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"

(... is a kind of measure ) a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality

(... is a kind of measure ) a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted

(... is a kind of measure ) (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

(... is a kind of measure ) a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

"the current middle-class norm of two children per family"

Definition 10: express as a number or measure or quantity - [verb of change]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you quantify your results?

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) serve as a means for expressing something

"The painting of Mary carries motherly love" "His voice carried a lot of anger"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure precisely and against a standard

"the wire is gauged"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure the depth of something

(... is a kind of measure ) measure by (the volume or concentration of solutions) by titration

(... is a kind of measure ) measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

(... is a kind of measure ) measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time

"he clocked the runners"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure (distances) by pacing

"step off ten yards"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure with a meter

"meter the flow of water"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure with or as if with scales

"scale the gold"

(... is a kind of measure ) determine the weight of

"The butcher weighed the chicken"

Definition 11: determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Measure the length of the wall

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure the altitude of by using a sextant

"shoot a star"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure by using trigonometry

"triangulate the angle"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure the diameter of something with calipers

(... is a kind of measure ) measure the caliber of

"calibrate a gun"

Definition 12: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
  • access all the factors when taking a risk

Synonyms for measure in the sense of this definition

(measure is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of measure ) assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

"grade tests" "score the SAT essays" "mark homework"

(... is a kind of measure ) estimate the value of

"How would you rate his chances to become President?" "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"

(... is a kind of measure ) evaluate by comparing with a standard

(... is a kind of measure ) revise or renew one's assessment

(... is a kind of measure ) subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

"This magazine is censored by the government"

(... is a kind of measure ) express approval of

"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

(measure has a similar meaning as ...) estimate the value of (property) for taxation

"Our house hasn't been assessed in years"

Definition 13: have certain dimensions - [verb of stative]

Samples where measure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches

(measure is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of measure ) be tall; have a height of; copula

"She stands 6 feet tall"

(... is a kind of measure ) have a certain weight

(... is a kind of measure ) persist for a specified period of time

"The bad weather lasted for three days"

(... is a kind of measure ) measure by or as if by a scale

"This bike scales only 25 pounds"

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