measure measure  /ˈmɛ ʒər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
  2. (n) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  3. (n) a statute in draft before it becomes law
  4. (n) the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
  5. (n) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  6. (n) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  7. (n) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
  8. (n) measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
  9. (n) a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
  10. (v) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
  11. (v) express as a number or measure or quantity
  12. (v) have certain dimensions
  13. (v) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

Usage(s):

  1. In June 2006, a slightly different measure by the same name attracted 39 votes.
  2. In a new report, economists say GDP is the wrong way to measure a country's vitality and that our concept of wealth should include factors like health, equality and education.
  3. The Agriculture Department also doesn't want the measure.

News

  1. Measure G Voted Down At Polls

    A measure that would have seen Fresno's residential trash privatized has been voted down.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley

  2. Local Measure 'Starbucks' Social Index finds Filipinos are the second most active on social media, nearly twice as ...

    Local Measure surveys social media conversations at 60 Starbucks stores across Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and USA SINGAPORE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Filipinos are the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Local Measure 'Starbucks' Social Index finds Malaysians are the most active on social media; twice as active on social ...

    Local Measure surveys social media conversations at 60 Starbucks stores across Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and USA SINGAPORE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Malaysians are the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "We will vote on this measure again once there is a replacement named for the late Senator Byrd," Reid said.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: The Associated Press

  2. "This is an essential short-term measure to ensure the viability of America's banking system," Mr Bush said. "This is not intended to take over the free market, but to preserve it."
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: President Bush Source: BBC News

  3. "It is very important that the Turks make this operation as short as possible. I measure quick in terms of days, a week or two," Gates told reporters in New Delhi before leaving for scheduled visit to Ankara to meet Turkish officials on Thursday.
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Xinhua

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