Definition of measure (noun)
- any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
- "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
- synonyms: step
- how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
- a statute in draft before it becomes law
- "they held a public hearing on the bill"
- synonyms: bill
- the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
- a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
- (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
- musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
- "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
- synonyms: bar
- measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
- a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
Definition of measure (verb)
- determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
- express as a number or measure or quantity
- "Can you quantify your results?"
- synonyms: quantify
- have certain dimensions
- "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
- evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Source: Princeton University Wordnet