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1. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of.

Synonyms

  • calliper
  • determine
  • triangulate
  • shoot
  • caliper
  • measure out
  • decide
  • make up one's mind
  • mensurate

Antonyms

  • overact
  • underact
  • tightness
  • immovability

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Measure

  • displeasure
  • treasure
  • pleasure
  • leisure
  • leasure

How do you pronounce measure?

Pronounce measure as ˈmɛʒər.

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Example sentences of the word measure


1. Noun, singular or mass
Before you begin, measure and mark where you plan to cut the

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Electrical resistance blocks measure the electrical conductivity of the soil.

Quotes containing the word measure


1. The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other.
- J. C. Watts

2. Basically, when you get to my age, you'll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.
- Warren Buffett

3. That should be the measure of success for everyone. It's not money, it's not fame, it's not celebrity; my index of success is happiness.
- Lupe Fiasco

2. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] express as a number or measure or quantity.

Synonyms

  • step
  • weigh
  • titrate
  • meter
  • express
  • clock
  • librate
  • fathom
  • pace
  • convey
  • plumb
  • sound
  • quantify
  • time
  • carry
  • gauge

Antonyms

  • insufficient
  • scarcity
  • abundant
  • impossibility

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

3. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] have certain dimensions.

Synonyms

  • weigh
  • be
  • stand
  • last
  • endure

Antonyms

  • negativeness
  • negativity
  • decrease
  • increase

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

4. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • censor
  • grade
  • praise
  • score
  • value
  • reevaluate
  • evaluate
  • mark
  • judge
  • reassess
  • appraise
  • assess
  • standardize
  • rate
  • valuate

Antonyms

  • immovableness
  • refrain
  • stay in place
  • loss

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

5. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal.

Synonyms

  • step
  • safeguard
  • tactical maneuver
  • maneuver
  • tactical manoeuvre
  • guard
  • porcupine provision
  • countermeasure
  • precaution
  • shark repellent

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

6. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.

Synonyms

  • fundamental measure
  • nonstandard
  • unit of time
  • magnetization
  • proof
  • radical
  • economic value
  • quantum
  • octane rating
  • octane number
  • time interval
  • magnetisation
  • abstract entity
  • definite quantity
  • probability
  • quantity
  • chance
  • play
  • amount
  • fundamental quantity
  • metric
  • interval
  • standard
  • cordage
  • period of play
  • value
  • abstraction
  • system of measurement
  • point in time
  • indefinite quantity
  • playing period
  • relative quantity
  • time unit
  • volume

Antonyms

  • nonstandard
  • profound
  • inaudible
  • thin

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

7. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] a statute in draft before it becomes law.

Synonyms

  • official document
  • bottle bill
  • instrument
  • legal instrument
  • appropriation bill
  • bill of attainder
  • rider
  • farm bill
  • bill
  • trade bill

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

8. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule.

Synonyms

  • plumbing
  • meter reading
  • sounding
  • radioactive dating
  • mensuration
  • angulation
  • spirometry
  • gravimetry
  • activity
  • micrometry
  • hypsometry
  • viscosimetry
  • dosimetry
  • hypsography
  • quantitative chemical analysis
  • measurement
  • photometry
  • telemetry
  • mental measurement
  • seismography
  • viscometry
  • pelvimetry
  • audiometry
  • measuring
  • densitometry
  • thermogravimetry
  • scaling
  • hydrometry
  • quantitative analysis
  • bathymetry
  • fetometry
  • calorimetry
  • reading
  • surveying
  • sampling
  • quantification
  • tonometry
  • anthropometry
  • actinometry
  • cephalometry
  • foetometry
  • anemometry
  • observation
  • arterial blood gases
  • anemography
  • algometry
  • thermometry

Antonyms

  • source
  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

9. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.

Synonyms

  • ordered series
  • touchstone
  • GPA
  • yardstick
  • baseline
  • gauge
  • grade point average
  • procrustean bed
  • earned run average
  • criterion
  • monetary system
  • procrustean standard
  • ERA
  • medium of exchange
  • metric
  • standard of measurement
  • standard
  • procrustean rule
  • norm
  • graduated table
  • system of measurement
  • benchmark
  • scale of measurement

Antonyms

  • unlikeliness
  • unlikelihood
  • misconception
  • sufficient

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

10. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.

Synonyms

  • prosody
  • beat
  • common measure
  • common meter
  • foot
  • metrical unit
  • meter
  • rhythmic pattern
  • scansion
  • metrical foot
  • poetic rhythm
  • cadence
  • metre

Antonyms

  • moderate
  • old
  • incidental
  • cauline

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)
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