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Another word for measure

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Noun
  1. The amount of space occupied by something

      1. The physical dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of an object.
      2. Any of a series of graduated categories of dimension whereby manufactured articles, such as shoes and clothing, are classified.
      3. Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions:
      1. A part or amount considered in relation to a whole:
      2. A relationship between things or parts of things with respect to comparative magnitude, quantity, or degree:
      3. A relationship between quantities such that if one varies then another varies in a manner dependent on the first:
      1. Greatness of rank or position:
      2. Greatness in size or extent:
      3. Greatness in significance or influence:
      1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      2. The degree to which a thing extends:
      3. An extensive space or area:
      1. A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
      2. Extent or magnitude; scope:
      3. Aspect; element:
    See also:

    big

  2. Relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute

      1. A part or amount considered in relation to a whole:
      2. A relationship between things or parts of things with respect to comparative magnitude, quantity, or degree:
      3. A relationship between quantities such that if one varies then another varies in a manner dependent on the first:
      1. Greatness of rank or position:
      2. Greatness in size or extent:
      3. Greatness in significance or influence:
      1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      2. The degree to which a thing extends:
      3. An extensive space or area:
      1. One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage:
      2. A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent:
      3. Relative social or official rank, dignity, or position.
    See also:

    big

  3. A means by which individuals are compared and judged

      1. A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
      2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
      1. A hard black stone, such as jasper or basalt, formerly used to test the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard alloy.
      2. An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others:
      1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
      3. A basis for evaluation or judgment:
      1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
      2. Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence:
      3. Acceptable but of less than top quality:
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
      1. A standard by which something can be measured or judged:
      2. A surveyor's mark made on a stationary object of previously determined position and elevation and used as a reference point, as in geologic surveys or tidal observations.
      3. To measure (a rival's product) according to specified standards in order to compare it with and improve one's own product.
    See also:

    usual

  4. The act or process of ascertaining dimensions, quantity, or capacity

    See also:

    big

  5. That which is allotted

      1. To divide. Often used with up:
      2. A share or portion.
      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. To divide (something) from end to end, into layers, or along the grain:
      2. To cause to be split unintentionally:
      3. To cause to undergo nuclear fission or division into elements:
      1. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group:
      2. An equitable portion:
      3. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided:
      1. A fixed portion, especially an amount of food allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity.
      2. Food issued or available to members of a group.
      3. To supply with rations.
      1. A proportional share, as of goods, assigned to a group or to each member of a group; an allotment.
      2. A production assignment.
      3. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting or designated as an upper limit:
      1. The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently, especially a discrete quantity of electromagnetic radiation.
      2. This amount of energy regarded as a unit.
      3. A quantity or amount.
      1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
      2. A part separated from a whole.
      3. A helping of food.
      1. A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
      2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
      3. A division of a book or artistic work such as a film:
      1. A large extent, amount, or number:
      2. Used adverbially to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”:
      3. A number of associated people or things:
      1. The distribution by the government of relief payments to the unemployed.
      2. A share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given:
      3. One's fate.
      1. The act of allowing.
      2. An amount that is allowed or granted:
      3. Something, such as money, given at regular intervals or for a specific purpose:
      1. The act of allotting:
      2. Something allotted:
      1. an allocating or being allocated
      2. a thing or amount allocated
    See also:

    collect

  6. Avoidance of extremes of opinion, feeling, or personal conduct

    See also:

    edge

  7. An action calculated to achieve an end.

    See also:

    action

  8. The formal product of a legislative or judicial body

      1. A law enacted by a legislature.
      2. A decree or edict, as of a ruler.
      1. The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
      2. A proposed or enacted law or group of laws.
      1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
      2. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system:
      3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
      1. The act of enacting.
      2. The state of being enacted.
      3. Something that has been enacted:
      1. An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
      2. A statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu.
      3. The entertainment offered by a theater.
      1. A judicial inquest, the writ by which it is instituted, or the verdict of the jurors.
      2. A decree or edict rendered at such an inquest.
      3. One of the periodic court sessions formerly held in each of the counties of England and Wales for the trial of civil or criminal cases.
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:
    See also:

    law

  9. The patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music

      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions:
      2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
      3. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
      1. The measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual rhythm, syllabic quantity, or the number of syllables in a line.
      2. A particular arrangement of words in poetry, such as iambic pentameter, determined by the kind and number of metrical units in a line.
      3. The rhythmic pattern of a stanza, determined by the kind and number of lines.
      1. Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
      2. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
      3. A falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence.
      1. To strike repeatedly.
      2. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
      3. To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
    See also:

    repetition

Verb
  1. To ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of

      1. To distribute or allot. Often used with out :
      2. To measure.
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
  2. To fix the limits of

    See also:

    limited

Idioms:

    measure out

  1. To set aside or distribute as a share

  2. measure up

  3. To be equal or alike

Another word for measure

Noun
  1. A unit of measurement

      1. The act or result of amplifying, enlarging, or extending.
      2. An addition to or expansion of a statement or idea.
      3. A statement with such an addition.
      1. The measure or dimension from side to side; width.
      2. A piece usually produced in a standard width:
      3. Wide range or scope:
      1. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
      2. The capacity to resist attack; impregnability:
      3. The capacity to resist strain or stress; durability:
      1. The distance from the base of something to the top.
      2. Elevation above a given level, as of the sun or a star above the horizon; altitude.
      3. The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall:
      1. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
      2. The opportunity or possibility to function or be active:
      3. The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant:
      1. The condition or quality of being deep.
      2. The extent, measurement, or dimension downward, backward, or inward:
      3. The measurement or sense of distance from an observation point, such as linear perspective in painting.
      1. Relation in degree or number between two similar things.
      2. The relative value of silver and gold in a currency system that is bimetallic.
      3. A relationship between two quantities, normally expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other; for example, the ratio of 7 to 4 can be written 7:4 or 7/4. A ratio can often also be expressed as a decimal or percentage.
      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. The physical dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of an object.
      2. Any of a series of graduated categories of dimension whereby manufactured articles, such as shoes and clothing, are classified.
      3. Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions:
      1. Greatness of size; magnitude.
      2. Fullness; copiousness.
      3. Breadth or range, as of intelligence.
      1. Greatness of rank or position:
      2. Greatness in size or extent:
      3. Greatness in significance or influence:
      1. Continuance or persistence in time.
      2. A period of existence or persistence:
      3. The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
      1. An amount obtained as a result of adding numbers.
      2. An arithmetic problem:
      3. The whole amount, quantity, or number; an aggregate:
      1. Size, mass, or volume, especially when very large.
      2. A distinct mass or portion of matter, especially a large one:
      3. The body of a human, especially when large or muscular.
      1. The diameter of the inside of a round cylinder, such as a tube.
      2. The diameter of the bore of a firearm, usually shown in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and expressed in writing or print in terms of a decimal fraction:
      3. The diameter of a large projectile, such as an artillery shell, measured in millimeters or in inches.
      1. Distance traveled divided by the time of travel.
      2. The limit of this quotient as the time of travel becomes vanishingly small; the first derivative of distance with respect to time.
      3. The magnitude of a velocity.
      1. speed, swiftness; the condition of being rapid
      2. (physics) A measure of velocity relative to the speed of light
      3. (physics) A measure of the velocity of a particle in a beam relative to the beam#s axis
      1. Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force.
      2. The amount or degree of strength of electricity, light, heat, or sound per unit area or volume.
      3. The strength of a color, especially the degree to which it lacks its complementary color.
      1. The condition or property of being viscous.
      2. Coefficient of viscosity.
      1. The quality or condition of being dense.
      2. The quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume.
      3. The mass per unit volume of a substance under specified conditions of pressure and temperature.
      1. The property or condition of occurring at frequent intervals.
      2. The number of repetitions of a complete sequence of values of a periodic function per unit variation of an independent variable.
      3. The number of complete cycles of a periodic process occurring per unit time.
      1. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
      2. A grouping of individual parts or elements that compose a unified body of unspecified size or quantity:
      3. A large but nonspecific amount or number:
      1. A roughly bounded part of the space on a surface; a region:
      2. A surface, especially an open, unoccupied piece of ground:
      3. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
      1. A specified or indefinite number or amount:
      2. A considerable amount or number:
      3. An exact amount or number:
      1. One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage:
      2. A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent:
      3. Relative social or official rank, dignity, or position.
      1. The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.
      2. The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.
      3. The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.
      1. A collection of written or printed sheets bound together; a book.
      2. One of the books of a work printed and bound in more than one book.
      3. A series of issues of a periodical, usually covering one calendar year.
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. The ability to receive, hold, or absorb something:
      2. The maximum amount that can be contained:
      3. The power to learn or retain knowledge; mental ability.
      1. A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
      2. Extent or magnitude; scope:
      3. Aspect; element:
  2. Anything used as a standard

      1. A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
      2. A preliminary work or construction that serves as a plan from which a final product is to be made:
      3. Such a work or construction used in testing or perfecting a final product:
      1. A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class:
      2. A person or thing having the features of a group or class:
      3. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
      2. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
      3. An established principle:
      1. A pattern that is regarded as typical of something:
      2. A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort:
      3. A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group:
      1. A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
      2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
      1. A hard black stone, such as jasper or basalt, formerly used to test the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard alloy.
      2. An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others:
      1. A standard by which something can be measured or judged:
      2. A surveyor's mark made on a stationary object of previously determined position and elevation and used as a reference point, as in geologic surveys or tidal observations.
      3. To measure (a rival's product) according to specified standards in order to compare it with and improve one's own product.
      1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
      2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
      3. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
      1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
      2. Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence:
      3. Acceptable but of less than top quality:
      1. One that is representative of a group as a whole:
      2. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
      3. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
      1. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      2. An instance of such a proceeding:
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
      3. A basis for evaluation or judgment:
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
    See also:

    criterion

  3. A beat

      1. The act or process of dividing.
      2. The state of having been divided.
      3. The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
      1. The act of vibrating.
      2. The condition of being vibrated.
      3. A rapid linear motion of a particle or of an elastic solid about an equilibrium position.
      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
      1. A pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds.
      2. Musical quality:
      3. A rhythmically organized sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular phrase or idea.
      1. A melody, especially a simple and easily remembered one.
      2. A song.
      3. The state of being in correct pitch:
      1. Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
      2. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
      3. A falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence.
      1. The measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual rhythm, syllabic quantity, or the number of syllables in a line.
      2. A particular arrangement of words in poetry, such as iambic pentameter, determined by the kind and number of metrical units in a line.
      3. The rhythmic pattern of a stanza, determined by the kind and number of lines.
      1. The relative prominence of a particular syllable of a word by greater intensity or by variation or modulation of pitch or tone.
      2. Vocal prominence or emphasis given to a particular syllable, word, or phrase.
      3. One determined by the regional or social background of the speaker.
      1. The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
      2. The striking of a bell or gong.
      3. The sound so produced.
      1. To beat rapidly or violently, as the heart; pound.
      2. To feel or be subjected to a pulsating pain:
      3. To vibrate, pulsate, or sound with a steady pronounced rhythm:
      1. The single complete movement of raising one foot and putting it down in another spot, as in walking.
      2. A manner of walking; a particular gait.
      3. A fixed rhythm or pace, as in marching:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. The speed at which music is or ought to be played, often indicated on written compositions by a descriptive or metronomic direction to the performer.
      2. A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace:
      1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions:
      2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
      3. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
    See also:

    beat

  4. A bill

      1. The act of proposing.
      2. A plan that is proposed.
      3. An offer of marriage.
      1. A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
      2. A matter to be dealt with; a task:
      3. An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
      1. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
      2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
      3. A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.
    See also:

    bill

  5. A preventive or counteractive action

      1. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
      2. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
      1. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
      2. A literary contrivance, such as parallelism or personification, used to achieve a particular effect.
      3. A decorative design, figure, or pattern, as one used in embroidery.
      1. The condition of being in action; operation.
      2. The means or mode of acting; instrumentality.
      3. A business with agents that negotiate deals for clients:
Verb
  1. To apply a standard of measurement

      1. A representation, usually on a plane surface, of a region of the earth or heavens.
      2. Something that suggests such a representation, as in clarity of representation.
      3. The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set.
      1. A measuring, transmitting, and receiving device used in telemetry.
      2. To measure, transmit, and receive (data) automatically from a distant source, as from a spacecraft or an electric power grid.
      1. To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly:
      2. To look at or examine carefully and appraise:
      3. To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
      1. To check, adjust, or determine by comparison with a standard (the graduations of a quantitative measuring instrument):
      2. To make corrections in; adjust:
      3. To adjust (a display setting) so that recorded images are accurately reproduced:
      1. A plane figure having four equal sides.
      2. Something having an equal-sided rectangular form:
      3. A T-shaped or L-shaped instrument for drawing or testing right angles.
      1. To form a circle around; surround:
      2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
      1. To make equal or equivalent.
      2. To reduce to a standard or an average; equalize.
      3. To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent:
      1. A number that typifies a set of numbers of which it is a function.
      2. An intermediate level or degree:
      3. The usual or ordinary kind or quality: