Know Your Next Word : measure

7. measure :

noun & verb :

1. a unit or standard of measurement

2. a system of measurement

3. an instrument, as a graduated rod or a container of standard capacity, for measuring

4. a metrical unit

5. to ascertain the extent, dimensions, quantity, capacity, etc., of, esp. by comparison with a standard

6. to take measurements

  • weights and measures

  • liquid measure

  • to drink a measure of wine

  • to take measures to avert suspicion

  • to measure boundaries

  • to measure out two cups of flour

  • Her sacrifices measure the degree of her love.

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