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measure

  

      n  
1    the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something, as determined by measurement or calculation  
2    a device for measuring distance, volume, etc., such as a graduated scale or container  
3    a system of measurement  
give the size in metric measure     
4    a standard used in a system of measurements  
the international prototype kilogram is the measure of mass in SI units     
5    a specific or standard amount of something  
a measure of grain, short measure, full measure     
6    a basis or standard for comparison  
his work was the measure of all subsequent attempts     
7    reasonable or permissible limit or bounds  
we must keep it within measure     
8    degree or extent (often in phrases such as in some measure, in a measure, etc.)  
they gave him a measure of freedom     
9    often pl   a particular action intended to achieve an effect  
they took measures to prevent his leaving     
10    a legislative bill, act, or resolution  
to bring in a measure     
11      (Music)      another word for       bar   1       15a  
12      (Prosody)   poetic rhythm or cadence; metre  
13    a metrical foot  
14    Poetic   a melody or tune  
15    the act of measuring; measurement  
16    Archaic   a dance  
17      (Printing)   the width of a page or column of type  
18    for good measure   as an extra precaution or beyond requirements  
19    get the measure of or get someone's measure   to assess the nature, character, quality, etc., of someone or something  
20    made to measure   (of clothes) made to fit an individual purchaser  
      vb  
21    tr; often foll by: up   to determine the size, amount, etc., of by measurement  
22    intr   to make a measurement or measurements  
23    tr   to estimate or determine  
I measured his strength to be greater than mine     
24    tr   to function as a measurement of  
the ohm measures electrical resistance     
25    tr   to bring into competition or conflict  
he measured his strength against that of his opponent     
26    intr   to be as specified in extent, amount, etc.  
the room measures six feet     
27    tr   to travel or move over as if measuring  
28    tr   to adjust or choose  
he measured his approach to suit the character of his client     
29    intr   to allow or yield to measurement,   (See also)        measure off       measure out       measures       measure up  
     (C13: from Old French, from Latin mensura measure, from mensus, past participle of metiri to measure)  
  measurer      n  


apothecaries' measure  
      n   a system of liquid volume measure used in pharmacy in which 60 minims equal 1 fluid drachm, 8 fluid drachms equal 1 fluid ounce, and 20 fluid ounces equal 1 pint  
board measure  
      n   a system of units for measuring wood based on the board foot. 1980 board feet equal one standard  
circular measure  
      n   the measurement of an angle in radians  
common measure  
      n  
1       another term for       common time  
2    the usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b  
cubic measure  
      n   a system of units for the measurement of volumes, based on the cubic inch, the cubic centimetre, etc.  
dry measure  
      n   a unit or a system of units for measuring dry goods, such as fruit, grains, etc.  
half measure  
      n   often pl   an inadequate measure  
linear measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for the measurement of length,   (Also called)    long measure  
liquid measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers  
long measure  
      n      another name for       linear measure  
measure off   , out  
      vb   tr, adv   to determine the limits of; mark out  
to measure off an area     
measure out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to pour or dole out  
they measure out a pint of fluid     
2    to administer; mete out  
they measured out harsh punishments     
measure up  
      vb  
1    adv   to determine the size of (something) by measurement  
2    measure up to   to fulfil (expectations, standards, etc.)  
square measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for measuring areas  
struck measure  
      n   a measure of grain, etc., in which the contents are made level with the top of the container rather than being heaped  
surveyor's measure  
      n   the system of measurement based on the chain (66 feet) as a unit  
tape measure  
      n   a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc., used principally for measuring and fitting garments,   (Also called (esp. U.S.))    tapeline  
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bar   [1]  
      n  
1    a rigid usually straight length of metal, wood, etc., that is longer than it is wide or thick, used esp. as a barrier or as a structural or mechanical part  
a bar of a gate     
2    a solid usually rectangular block of any material  
a bar of soap     
3    anything that obstructs or prevents  
4   
a    an offshore ridge of sand, mud, or shingle lying near the shore and parallel to it, across the mouth of a river, bay, or harbour, or linking an island to the mainland  
b      (U.S. and Canadian)   an alluvial deposit in a stream, river, or lake  
5    a counter or room where alcoholic drinks are served  
6    a counter, room, or establishment where a particular range of goods, food, services, etc., are sold  
a coffee bar, a heel bar     
7    a narrow band or stripe, as of colour or light  
8    a heating element in an electric fire  
9    (in England) the area in a court of law separating the part reserved for the bench and Queen's Counsel from the area occupied by junior barristers, solicitors, and the general public  
   See also       Bar  
10    the place in a court of law where the accused stands during his trial  
the prisoner at the bar     
11    a particular court of law  
12      (Brit)   (in the House of Lords and House of Commons) the boundary where nonmembers wishing to address either House appear and where persons are arraigned  
13    a plea showing that a plaintiff has no cause of action, as when the case has already been adjudicated upon or the time allowed for bringing the action has passed  
14    anything referred to as an authority or tribunal  
the bar of decency     
15      (Also called)    measure            (Music)  
a    a group of beats that is repeated with a consistent rhythm throughout a piece or passage of music. The number of beats in the bar is indicated by the time signature  
b       another word for       bar line  
16   
a      (Brit)   insignia added to a decoration indicating a second award  
b      (U.S)   a strip of metal worn with uniform, esp. to signify rank or as an award for service  
17       a variant spelling of       barre  
18      (Football, etc.)      See       crossbar  
19      (Gymnastics)      See       horizontal bar  
20   
a    part of the metal mouthpiece of a horse's bridle  
b    the space between the horse's teeth in which such a part fits  
21    either of two horny extensions that project forwards and inwards from the rear of the outer layer of a horse's hoof  
22    See crowbar and glazing-bar  
23      (Lacemaking, needlework)      another name for       bride   2  
24      (Heraldry)   an ordinary consisting of a horizontal line across a shield, typically narrower than a fesse, and usually appearing in twos or threes  
25      (Maths)   a superscript line <hbar> placed over a letter symbol to indicate, for example, a mean value or the complex conjugate of a complex number  
26    behind bars   in prison  
27    won't (or) wouldn't have a bar of     (Austral. and N.Z)  
informal   cannot tolerate; dislike  
      vb   , bars, barring, barred   tr  
28    to fasten or secure with a bar  
to bar the door     
29    to shut in or out with or as if with barriers  
to bar the entrances     
30    to obstruct; hinder  
the fallen tree barred the road     
31    usually foll by: from   to prohibit; forbid  
to bar a couple from meeting     
32    usually foll by: from   to keep out; exclude  
to bar a person from membership     
33    to mark with a bar or bars  
34      (Law)   to prevent or halt (an action) by showing that the plaintiff has no cause  
35    to mark off (music) into bars with bar lines  
      prep  
36    except for  
the best recital bar last night's     
37    bar none   without exception  
     (C12: from Old French barre, from Vulgar Latin barra (unattested) bar, rod, of unknown origin)  


apothecaries' measure  
      n   a system of liquid volume measure used in pharmacy in which 60 minims equal 1 fluid drachm, 8 fluid drachms equal 1 fluid ounce, and 20 fluid ounces equal 1 pint  
board measure  
      n   a system of units for measuring wood based on the board foot. 1980 board feet equal one standard  
circular measure  
      n   the measurement of an angle in radians  
common measure  
      n  
1       another term for       common time  
2    the usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b  
cubic measure  
      n   a system of units for the measurement of volumes, based on the cubic inch, the cubic centimetre, etc.  
dry measure  
      n   a unit or a system of units for measuring dry goods, such as fruit, grains, etc.  
half measure  
      n   often pl   an inadequate measure  
linear measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for the measurement of length,   (Also called)    long measure  
liquid measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers  
long measure  
      n      another name for       linear measure  
measure         
      n  
1    the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something, as determined by measurement or calculation  
2    a device for measuring distance, volume, etc., such as a graduated scale or container  
3    a system of measurement  
give the size in metric measure     
4    a standard used in a system of measurements  
the international prototype kilogram is the measure of mass in SI units     
5    a specific or standard amount of something  
a measure of grain, short measure, full measure     
6    a basis or standard for comparison  
his work was the measure of all subsequent attempts     
7    reasonable or permissible limit or bounds  
we must keep it within measure     
8    degree or extent (often in phrases such as in some measure, in a measure, etc.)  
they gave him a measure of freedom     
9    often pl   a particular action intended to achieve an effect  
they took measures to prevent his leaving     
10    a legislative bill, act, or resolution  
to bring in a measure     
11      (Music)      another word for       bar   1       15a  
12      (Prosody)   poetic rhythm or cadence; metre  
13    a metrical foot  
14    Poetic   a melody or tune  
15    the act of measuring; measurement  
16    Archaic   a dance  
17      (Printing)   the width of a page or column of type  
18    for good measure   as an extra precaution or beyond requirements  
19    get the measure of or get someone's measure   to assess the nature, character, quality, etc., of someone or something  
20    made to measure   (of clothes) made to fit an individual purchaser  
      vb  
21    tr; often foll by: up   to determine the size, amount, etc., of by measurement  
22    intr   to make a measurement or measurements  
23    tr   to estimate or determine  
I measured his strength to be greater than mine     
24    tr   to function as a measurement of  
the ohm measures electrical resistance     
25    tr   to bring into competition or conflict  
he measured his strength against that of his opponent     
26    intr   to be as specified in extent, amount, etc.  
the room measures six feet     
27    tr   to travel or move over as if measuring  
28    tr   to adjust or choose  
he measured his approach to suit the character of his client     
29    intr   to allow or yield to measurement,   (See also)        measure off       measure out       measures       measure up  
     (C13: from Old French, from Latin mensura measure, from mensus, past participle of metiri to measure)  
  measurer      n  
measure off   , out  
      vb   tr, adv   to determine the limits of; mark out  
to measure off an area     
measure out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to pour or dole out  
they measure out a pint of fluid     
2    to administer; mete out  
they measured out harsh punishments     
measure up  
      vb  
1    adv   to determine the size of (something) by measurement  
2    measure up to   to fulfil (expectations, standards, etc.)  
square measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for measuring areas  
struck measure  
      n   a measure of grain, etc., in which the contents are made level with the top of the container rather than being heaped  
surveyor's measure  
      n   the system of measurement based on the chain (66 feet) as a unit  
tape measure  
      n   a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc., used principally for measuring and fitting garments,   (Also called (esp. U.S.))    tapeline  

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measure

  

      n  
1    allotment, allowance, amount, amplitude, capacity, degree, extent, magnitude, portion, proportion, quantity, quota, range, ration, reach, scope, share, size  
2    gauge, metre, rule, scale, yardstick  
3    method, standard, system  
4    criterion, example, model, norm, par, standard, test, touchstone, yardstick  
5    bounds, control, limit, limitation, moderation, restraint  
6    act, action, course, deed, expedient, manoeuvre, means, procedure, proceeding, step  
7    act, bill, enactment, law, resolution, statute  
8    beat, cadence, foot, metre, rhythm, verse  
9    for good measure      as a bonus, besides, in addition, into the bargain, to boot  
      vb  
10    appraise, assess, calculate, calibrate, compute, determine, estimate, evaluate, gauge, judge, mark out, quantify, rate, size, sound, survey, value, weigh  
11    adapt, adjust, calculate, choose, fit, judge, tailor  


measure off     
circumscribe, delimit, demarcate, determine, fix, lay down, limit, mark out, pace out  
measure out     
allot, apportion, assign, deal out, dispense, distribute, divide, divvy up     (informal)   dole out, issue, mete out, parcel out, pour out, share out  
measure up (to)     
be adequate, be capable, be equal to, be fit, be suitable, be suited, come up to scratch     (informal)   come up to standard, compare, cut the mustard     (U.S. slang)   equal, fit or fill the bill, fulfil the expectations, make the grade     (informal)   match, meet, rival  

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drastic times call for drastic measures id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession

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