Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun measure

9 senses of measure

Sense 1
measure, step -- (any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime")
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre -- (a move made to gain a tactical end)

Sense 2
measure, quantity, amount -- (how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify)
       => abstraction, abstract entity -- (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)

Sense 3
bill, measure -- (a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill")
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Sense 4
measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration -- (the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 5
standard, criterion, measure, touchstone -- (a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work")
       => system of measurement, metric -- (a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic)

Sense 6
meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence -- ((prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse)
       => poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody -- ((prosody) a system of versification)

Sense 7
measure, bar -- (musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song")
       => musical notation -- ((music) notation used by musicians)

Sense 8
measuring stick, measure, measuring rod -- (measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements)
       => measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device -- (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

Sense 9
measure -- (a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance)
       => container -- (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb measure

4 senses of measure

Sense 1
measure, mensurate, measure out -- (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 2
quantify, measure -- (express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?")
       => carry, convey, express -- (serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger")

Sense 3
measure -- (have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")
          Phrasal Verb-> measure up#1

Sense 4
measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value -- (evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

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