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measure

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1 an action planned or taken to achieve a desired result
  • such new security measures as metal detectors at all the entrances
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2 a given or particular mass or aggregate of matter
  • the measure of oil needed to make the dressing
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3 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared
  • During the Renaissance, man came to be viewed as the measure of all things.
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4 the recurrent pattern formed by a series of sounds having a regular rise and fall in intensity
  • The song's soft, soothing measures make it a good lullaby.
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5 the total amount of measurable space or surface occupied by something
  • a slipcover for the couch that was made to measure
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measure

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1 to find out the size, extent, or amount of
  • For this experiment, you need to carefully measure all the chemicals before you mix them together.
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gauge (also gage), scale, span

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2 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • He carefully measured his response to the provocative question.
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