HyperDic: measure

English > 13 senses of the word measure:
VERBcognitionmeasure, mensurate, measure outdetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
changemeasure, quantifyexpress as a number or measure or quantity
stativemeasurehave certain dimensions
cognitionmeasure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, valueevaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
NOUNactmeasure, stepany maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
Topsmeasure, quantity, amounthow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
communicationmeasure, billa statute in draft before it becomes law
actmeasure, measurement, measuring, mensurationthe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
communicationmeasure, standard, criterion, touchstonea basis for comparison
communicationmeasure, meter, metre, beat, cadence(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
communicationmeasure, barmusical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
artifactmeasure, measuring stick, measuring rodmeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals
artifactmeasurea container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
measure > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'zher
Rhymesarbitrager ... treasure: 21 rhymes with zher...
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAny maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal.
Example"the situation called for strong measures"
Synonymstep
NarrowercountermeasureAn action taken to offset another action
precaution, safeguard, guardA precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage / damage or injury etc.
shark repellent, porcupine provisionA measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvreA move made to gain a tactical end
Spanishdecisión, medida, medidas, paso
Catalanmesura, mesures
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 2, Tops
MeaningHow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.
Synonymsquantity, amount
AttributesnonstandardVarying from or not adhering to a standard
standardconforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value
NarrowercordageThe amount of wood in an area as measured in cords
definite quantityA specific measure of amount
fundamental quantity, fundamental measureOne of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement
indefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
magnetization, magnetisationThe extent or degree to which something is magnetized
octane number, octane ratingA measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline
playing period, period of play, play(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
point, point in timeAn instant of time
probability, chanceA measure of how likely it is that some event will occur
proofA measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)
quantum(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
radical(mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity
relative quantityA quantity relative to some purpose
system of measurement, metricA system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic / characteristic
time interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
time unit, unit of timeA unit for measuring time periods
value, economic valueThe amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else
volumeThe amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
volumeA relative amount
Broaderabstraction, abstract entityA general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
Spanishcantidad, cuantía, medida
Catalanmesura, quantia, quantitat
Adjectivesmensuralof or relating to measure
Verbsmeasureexpress as a number or measure or quantity
measuredetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
measureevaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA statute in draft before it becomes law.
Synonymbill
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
PartsriderA clause that is appended to a legislative bill
Narrowerappropriation billA legislative act proposing to authorize the expenditure of public funds for a specified purpose
bill of attainderA legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial
bottle billA statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles
farm billA statute that would regulate farm production and prices
trade billA statute that would regulate foreign trade
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
Spanishanteproyecto, proyecto de ley
Catalanprojecte de llei
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule.
Example"the measurements were carefully done"
Synonymsmeasurement, measuring, mensuration
NarroweractinometryMeasuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)
algometryMeasuring sensitivity to pain or pressure
anemographyrecording anemometrical measurements
anemometryMeasuring wind speed and direction
angulationThe precise measurement of angles
anthropometrymeasurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
arterial blood gasesmeasurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood
audiometryMeasuring sensitivity of hearing
bathymetry, plumbingMeasuring the depths of the oceans
calorimetrymeasurement of quantities of heat / heat
cephalometrymeasurement of human heads
densitometryMeasuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission
dosimetryMeasuring the dose of radiation emitted by a radioactive source
fetometry, foetometrymeasurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)
hydrometry, gravimetryThe measurement of specific gravity
hypsometry, hypsographymeasurement of the elevation of land above sea level
mental measurementA generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
micrometryMeasuring with a micrometer
observationThe act of making and recording a measurement
pelvimetrymeasurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)
photometrymeasurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)
quantificationThe act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysischemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance
radioactive datingmeasurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains / contains
reading, meter readingThe act of measuring with meters or similar instruments
samplingmeasurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
scalingAct of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
seismographyThe measurement of tremors and shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes
sound rangingLocating a source of sound (as an enemy / enemy gun / gun) by measurements of the time the sound arrives at microphones in known positions
soundingThe act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
spirometryThe use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
surveyingThe practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
telemetryautomatic transmission and measurement of data from remote sources by wire or radio or other means
thermogravimetryThe measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances
thermometryThe measurement of temperature
tonometryThe measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea
viscometry, viscosimetryThe measurement of viscosity
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishmediciones, medición, medida, medidas
Catalanacotament, mesurament, mesura, mida, mides
Verbsmeasureexpress as a number or measure or quantity
measuredetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
measureevaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
measurehave certain dimensions
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.
Example "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
Synonymsstandard, criterion, touchstone
NarrowerbaselineAn imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
benchmarkA standard by which something can be measured or judged
earned run average, ERA(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness
gauge, standard of measurementaccepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
grade point average, GPAA measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university / university
medium of exchange, monetary systemAnything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
normA standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
procrustean standard, procrustean rule, procrustean bedA standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered seriesAn ordered reference standard
yardstickA measure or standard used for comparison
Broadersystem of measurement, metricA system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic / characteristic
Spanishcriterio, estándar, medida, norma, patrón, pauta, piedra de toque, regla
Catalancriteri, estàndard, norma, patró, pedra de toc, regla
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 6, communication
Meaning(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.
Synonymsmeter, metre, beat, cadence
Categoryprosody, metricsThe study of poetic meter and the art of versification
NarrowercatalexisThe absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse
common measure, common meterThe usual / usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
metrical foot, foot, metrical unit(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
scansionAnalysis of verse into metrical patterns
Broaderpoetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody(prosody) a system of versification
Spanishcadencia, medida, metro, ritmo
Catalancadència
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 7, communication
Meaningmusical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats.
Synonymbar
Broadermusical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
Spanishbar, compás
Adjectivesmensuralhaving notes of fixed rhythmic value
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaningmeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.
Synonymsmeasuring stick, measuring rod
Narrowerboard ruleA measure used in computing board feet
rule, rulermeasuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal / metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
size stickA mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot
Broadermeasuring instrument, measuring system, measuring deviceinstrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
Spanishvara de medir
Verbsmeasureexpress as a number or measure or quantity
measuredetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
measureevaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
measurehave certain dimensions
English > measure: 13 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance.
Narrowermeasuring cupGraduated cup used to measure liquid or granular ingredients
BroadercontainerAny 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)
Spanishmedida
English > measure: 13 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningDetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Measure the length of the wall"
Synonymsmensurate, measure out
NarrowercalibrateMeasure the caliber of
caliper, calliperMeasure the diameter of something with calipers
shootMeasure the altitude of by using a sextant
triangulateMeasure by using trigonometry
Broaderdecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
Spanishdosar, medir, mesurar
Catalanmedir, mesurar
Adjectivesmeasurablecapable of being measured
Nounsmeasurehow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
measuremeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals
measurement, measuring, measurethe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
measurera person who makes measurements
English > measure: 13 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningExpress as a number or measure or quantity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymquantify
Entailed bysurveyPlot a map of (land)
Narrowerclock, timeMeasure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
fathom, soundMeasure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
gaugeMeasure precisely and against a standard
meterMeasure with a meter
pace, stepMeasure (distances) by pacing
plumbMeasure the depth of something
scaleMeasure with or as if with scales
titrateMeasure by (the volume or concentration of solutions) by titration
weigh, librateDetermine the weight of
Broadercarry, convey, expressServe as a means for expressing something
Spanishcuantificar, medir, mensurar
Catalanmedir, mesurar, quantificar
Adjectivesmeasurablecapable of being measured
Nounsmeasurehow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
measuremeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals
measurement, measurethe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
English > measure: 13 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningHave certain dimensions.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This table surfaces measures 20 inches by 36 inches"
Narrowerlast, endurepersist for a specified period of time
scaleMeasure by or as if by a scale
standBe tall
weighHave a certain weight
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
See alsomeasure upprove capable or fit
Spanishmedir
Catalanmedir, mesurar
Nounsmeasurethe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
measuremeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals
English > measure: 13 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningEvaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsevaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value
Narrowercensorsubject to political, religious, or moral censorship
grade, score, markAssign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
praiseExpress approval of
rate, valueEstimate the value of
reassess, reevaluaterevise or renew one's assessment
standardize, standardiseEvaluate by comparing with a standard
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Similar toassessEstimate the value of (property) for taxation
Spanishaforar, apreciar, estimar, evaluar, medir, tasar, valorar, valorizar, valuar
Catalanaforar, apreciar, avaluar, estimar, medir, taxar, valorar
Nounsmeasurehow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
measurethe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
measuremeasuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals

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