measure

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measure is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
measure

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /'mεʒə/
  • SAMPA: /"mEZ@/
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  • Hyphenation: meas‧ure

Verb[change]

Plain form
measure

Third-person singular
measures

Past tense
measured

Past participle
measured

Present participle
measuring

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you measure something, you calculate its size, mass, temperature, etc. using units like centimetres, kilograms, degrees, etc.
    Before clocks, time was measured by the movement of the moon and the sun.
    Ireland's smallest church measures 3.6 cm by 1.8 m.

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Noun[change]

Singular
measure

Plural
measures

  1. A measure is something that you do, usually to solve a problem.
    The police are taking all necessary measures to guarantee the safety of people.
  2. (formal) A measure of something is a way to judge or assess it.
  3. A measure of something is an amount of it.

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