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1 measure

Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal:
— The situation called for strong measures.

synonym: step.

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Roget 174: moderation, lenity etc. 740; temperateness, gentleness etc. adj.; sobriety; quiet; mental calmness etc. (inexcitability) 826.    ... show more

Roget 786: apportionment, allotment, consignment, assignment, appointment; appropriation; dispensation, distribution; division, deal; repartition, partition; administration.    dividend, ... show more

Dutch: fase, maatregel, stap

2 measure

How much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.

synonyms: amount, quantity.

Roget 25: quantity, magnitude; size etc. (dimensions) 192; amplitude, magnitude, mass, amount, sum, quantum, measure, ... show more

Roget 26: degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, stint, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, ... show more

Dutch: hoeveelheid, kwantiteit
Polish: wielkość

3 measure

A statute in draft before it becomes law.

synonym: bill.

Dutch: memorandum

4 measure

The act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule:
— The measurements were carefully done.

synonyms: measurement, measuring, mensuration.

Roget 466: measurement, admeasurement, mensuration, survey, valuation, appraisement, assessment, assize; estimate, estimation; dead reckoning, reckoning etc. ... show more

Dutch: afmeting, maat, meting, opmeting
Polish: pomiar

5 measure

A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated:
— They set the measure for all subsequent work.

synonyms: criterion, standard, touchstone.

Dutch: toetssteen, lengte, criterium, graadmeter, maatstaf, norm, normering, standaard
Polish: kryterium

6 measure

prosody The accent in a metrical foot of verse.

synonyms: beat, cadence, meter, metre.

Roget 597: poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring.    versification, rhyming, making verses; ... show more

Polish: tok, miara wierszowa, metrum

7 measure

Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats.

synonym: bar.

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Polish: takt

8 measure

Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.

synonyms: measuring rod, measuring stick.

Polish: miara, miarka

9 measure

A container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance.

Dutch: maat, meten
Polish: miarka


1 measure

Determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of:
— Measure the length of the wall.

synonyms: measure out, mensurate.

Dutch: afmeten, afpassen

2 measure

Express as a number or measure or quantity.

synonym: quantify.

Roget 25: quantify, measure, fix, estimate, determine, quantitate, enumerate.   

Dutch: kwantificeren

3 measure

Have certain dimensions.

Dutch: meten

4 measure

Evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of.

synonyms: appraise, assess, evaluate, valuate, value.

Roget 466: measure, mete; determine, assay; evaluate, value, assess, rate, appraise, estimate, form an estimate, set a value on; appreciate; standardize.    ... show more

Dutch: waarderen, taxeren, koersen, ramen, schatten

Moby thesaurus: A, Alexandrine, Spenserian stanza, Stabreim, a, accent, accent mark, accentuation, accommodate, accommodation, accomplished fact, accomplishment, accord, achievement, acreage, act, acta, action, ad hoc measure, adapt ... show more.

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