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plural of measure
as in amounts
a given or particular mass or aggregate of matter each day prisoners were given only a small measure of rice to live on

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as in rhythms
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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as in dimensions
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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present tense third-person singular of measure

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“Measures.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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