measure

Definition (noun): any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

Example: the situation called for strong measures

Definition (noun): any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

Example: the police took steps to reduce crime

Definition (noun): how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Definition (noun): a statute in draft before it becomes law

Example: they held a public hearing on the bill

Definition (noun): the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

Example: the measurements were carefully done

Definition (noun): the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

Example: his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

Definition (noun): a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

Example: the schools comply with federal standards

Definition (noun): a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

Example: they set the measure for all subsequent work

Definition (noun): (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Definition (noun): musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

Example: the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Definition (noun): measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

Definition (noun): a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance

Definition (verb): determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

Example: Measure the length of the wall

Definition (verb): express as a number or measure or quantity

Example: Can you quantify your results?

Definition (verb): have certain dimensions

Example: This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches

Definition (verb): evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

Example: I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional

Definition (verb): evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

Example: access all the factors when taking a risk

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