[+quality, value, effect] mesurer
→ The school's success was measured in terms of the number of pupils who got into university.
It is difficult to measure the impact of the new law. Il est difficile de mesurer l'impact de la nouvelle loi.
[+length, width, diameter] mesurer
→ He measured the diameter of the pond.
I measured the page. J'ai mesuré la page.
The room measures 3 metres by 4. La pièce mesure trois mètres sur quatre.
The crab measured over 30 centimetres. Le crabe mesurait plus de 30 centimètres.
(=degree) mesure f
in some measure
(=to some extent) dans une certaine mesure
→ That's true in some measure.
some measure of protection un certain degré de protection
→ Everyone is entitled to some measure of protection.
a measure of success un certain succès
→ With the exception of Juan, each student attained a measure of success.
(=tremendously) au-delà de toute mesure
→ She irritated him beyond measure.
→ Mankind's knowledge of the universe has increased beyond measure.
to be a measure of sth montrer qch
to be a measure of how ..., That is a measure of how bad things have become. Cela montre à quel point les choses ont empiré.
to be a measure of how much montrer à quel point
That is a measure of how much the world order has changed. Cela montre à quel point l'ordre mondial a changé.
to be a measure of how far montrer à quel point
That is a measure of how far we have progressed. Cela montre à quel point nous avons progressé.
(=initiative) mesure f
→ new government measures to combat crime
→ Day nurseries were started as a war-time measure to let mothers work.
to take measures to do sth prendre des mesures pour faire qch
→ The government warned that police would take tougher measures to contain the trouble.
→ He said stern measures would be taken against the killers.
[+cognac, whisky] mesure f → He poured himself a generous measure of cognac. → the standard third-litre measure of draught beer
n contre-mesure f
to take counter-measures against sth prendre des contre-mesures contre qch
→ Because the threat never developed, we didn't need to take any real countermeasures.
n mesure f économique
half measure , half-measure
n demi-mesure f
→ They have already declared their intention to fight on rather than settle for half-measures.
[suit, curtains] fait (e) sur mesure
(=be good enough) être à la hauteur
→ What happens if you don't measure up?
measure up to
[+standards, expectations] être à la mesure de, être à la hauteur de
→ He failed to measure up to her high standards.
n mesure f de sécurité
n mesure f de sécurité
n mètre m à ruban