- ascertain the size, amount, or degree of (something) by using an instrument or device marked in standard units；be of (a specified size or degree)
- a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose；a legislative bill
verb: measure, 3rd person present: measures, gerund or present participle: measuring, past tense: measured, past participle: measured
noun: measure, plural noun: measures
- 1. ascertain the size, amount, or degree of (something) by using an instrument or device marked in standard units the amount of water collected is measured in pints 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ be of (a specified size or degree) the fabric measures 137 cm wide
- ▪ ascertain the size and proportions of (someone) in order to make or provide clothes for them he will be measured for his team blazer next week
- ▪ take an exact quantity of something she helped to measure out the ingredients
- 2. assess the importance, effect, or value of (something) it is hard to measure teaching ability 同義詞
- ▪ judge someone or something by comparison with (a certain standard) she did not need to measure herself against some ideal 同義詞
- ▪ reach the required or expected standard I'm afraid we didn't measure up to the standards they set
- ▪ scrutinize someone in order to form an assessment of them the two shook hands and silently measured each other up
- 3. archaic travel over (a certain distance or area) we must measure twenty miles today
- 1. a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose cost-cutting measures children were evacuated as a precautionary measure 同義詞
- ▪ a legislative bill the Senate passed the measure by a 48–30 vote 同義詞
- 2. a standard unit used to express the size, amount, or degree of something a furlong is an obsolete measure of length tables of weights and measures 同義詞
- ▪ a system or scale of units expressing size, amount, or degree of something the dimensions were in imperial measure 同義詞
- ▪ a standard quantity or amount heavy drinking may be five measures of spirits per day 同義詞
- ▪ a container of standard capacity used for taking fixed amounts of a substance gifts have included silver measures from a whisky company
- ▪ a graduated rod or tape used for ascertaining the size of something most schools had only metric measures available 同義詞
- ▪ a quantity contained in another an exact number of times; a divisor.
- ▪ the width of a full line of type or print, typically expressed in picas.
- 3. a certain quantity or degree of something the states retain a large measure of independence 同義詞
- ▪ an indication of the degree, extent, or quality of something his resignation is a measure of how angry he is 同義詞
- 4. the rhythm of a piece of poetry or a piece of music. 同義詞
- ▪ a particular metrical unit or group measures of two or three syllables are more frequent in English prose
- ▪ North American a bar of music or the time of a piece of music.
- ▪ archaic a dance, typically one that is stately now tread we a measure! 同義詞
- 5. a group of rock strata.