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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Measure  \Meas"ure\,  n.  [OE.  mesure,  F.  mesure,  L.  mensura,  fr 
  metiri  mensus,  to  measure;  akin  to  metrum  poetical  measure, 
  Gr  ?,  E.  meter.  Cf  {Immense},  {Mensuration},  {Mete}  to 
  1.  A  standard  of  dimension;  a  fixed  unit  of  quantity  or 
  extent;  an  extent  or  quantity  in  the  fractions  or 
  multiples  of  which  anything  is  estimated  and  stated; 
  hence  a  rule  by  which  anything  is  adjusted  or  judged. 
  2.  An  instrument  by  means  of  which  size  or  quantity  is 
  measured,  as  a  graduated  line  rod,  vessel,  or  the  like 
  False  ells  and  measures  be  brought  all  clean  adown. 
  --R.  of 
  3.  The  dimensions  or  capacity  of  anything  reckoned  according 
  to  some  standard;  size  or  extent,  determined  and  stated; 
  estimated  extent;  as  to  take  one's  measure  for  a  coat. 
  The  measure  thereof  is  longer  than  the  earth,  and 
  broader  than  the  sea.  --Job  xi  9. 
  4.  The  contents  of  a  vessel  by  which  quantity  is  measured;  a 
  quantity  determined  by  a  standard;  a  stated  or  limited 
  quantity  or  amount. 
  It  is  like  leaven  which  a  woman  took  and  hid  in 
  three  measures  of  meal.  --Luke  xiii. 
  5.  Extent  or  degree  not  excessive  or  beyong  bounds; 
  moderation;  due  restraint;  esp.  in  the  phrases,  in 
  measure;  with  measure;  without  or  beyond  measure. 
  Hell  hath  enlarged  herself,  and  opened  her  mouth 
  without  measure.  --Is.  v.  14. 
  6.  Determined  extent,  not  to  be  exceeded;  limit;  allotted 
  share,  as  of  action  influence,  ability,  or  the  like  due 
  Lord,  make  me  to  know  mine  end  and  the  measure  of 
  my  days.  --Ps.  xxxix 
  7.  The  quantity  determined  by  measuring,  especially  in  buying 
  and  selling;  as  to  give  good  or  full  measure. 
  8.  Undefined  quantity;  extent;  degree. 
  There  is  a  great  measure  of  discretion  to  be  used  in 
  the  performance  of  confession.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  9.  Regulated  division  of  movement: 
  a  (Dancing)  A  regulated  movement  corresponding  to  the 
  time  in  which  the  accompanying  music  is  performed; 
  but  especially,  a  slow  and  stately  dance,  like  the 
  b  (Mus.)  (1)  The  group  or  grouping  of  beats,  caused  by 
  the  regular  recurrence  of  accented  beats.  (2)  The 
  space  between  two  bars.  See  {Beat},  {Triple}, 
  {Quadruple},  {Sextuple},  {Compound  time},  under 
  {Compound},  a.,  and  {Figure}. 
  c  (Poetry)  The  manner  of  ordering  and  combining  the 
  quantities,  or  long  and  short  syllables;  meter; 
  rhythm;  hence  a  foot;  as  a  poem  in  iambic  measure. 
  10.  (Arith.)  A  number  which  is  contained  in  a  given  number  a 
  number  of  times  without  a  remainder;  as  in  the  phrases, 
  the  common  measure,  the  greatest  common  measure,  etc.,  of 
  two  or  more  numbers. 
  11.  A  step  or  definite  part  of  a  progressive  course  or 
  policy;  a  means  to  an  end  an  act  designed  for  the 
  accomplishment  of  an  object;  as  political  measures; 
  prudent  measures;  an  inefficient  measure. 
  His  majesty  found  what  wrong  measures  he  had  taken 
  in  the  conferring  that  trust,  and  lamented  his 
  error.  --Clarendon. 
  12.  The  act  of  measuring;  measurement.  --Shak. 
  13.  pl  (Geol.)  Beds  or  strata;  as  coal  measures;  lead 
  {Lineal},  or  {Long},  {measure},  measure  of  length;  the 
  measure  of  lines  or  distances. 
  {Liquid  measure},  the  measure  of  liquids. 
  {Square  measure},  the  measure  of  superficial  area  of  surfaces 
  in  square  units,  as  inches,  feet,  miles,  etc 
  {To  have  hard  measure},  to  have  harsh  treatment  meted  out  to 
  one  to  be  harshly  or  oppressively  dealt  with 
  {To  take  measures},  to  make  preparations;  to  provide  means 
  {To  take  one's  measure},  to  measure  one  as  for  a  garment; 
  hence  to  form  an  opinion  of  one's  disposition,  character, 
  ability,  etc 
  {To  tread  a  measure},  to  dance  in  the  style  so  called  See  9 
  a  . 
  Say  to  her  we  have  measured  many  miles  To 
  tread  a  measure  with  her  on  this  grass.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Measure  \Meas"ure\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Measured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Measuring}.]  [F.  mesurer,  L.  mensurare.  See  {Measure}, 
  1.  To  ascertain  by  use  of  a  measuring  instrument;  to  compute 
  or  ascertain  the  extent,  quantity,  dimensions,  or  capacity 
  of  by  a  certain  rule  or  standard;  to  take  the  dimensions 
  of  hence  to  estimate;  to  judge  of  to  value;  to 
  Great  are  thy  works  Jehovah,  infinite  Thy  power! 
  what  thought  can  measure  thee?  --Milton. 
  2.  To  serve  as  the  measure  of  as  the  thermometer  measures 
  changes  of  temperature. 
  3.  To  pass  throught  or  over  in  journeying,  as  if  laying  off 
  and  determining  the  distance. 
  A  true  devoted  pilgrim  is  not  weary  To  measure 
  kingdoms  with  his  feeble  steps.  --Shak. 
  4.  To  adjust  by  a  rule  or  standard. 
  To  secure  a  contented  spirit,  measure  your  desires 
  by  your  fortunes,  not  your  fortunes  by  your  desires. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  5.  To  allot  or  distribute  by  measure;  to  set  off  or  apart  by 
  measure;  --  often  with  out  or  off 
  With  what  measure  ye  mete,  it  shall  be  measured  to 
  you  again  --Matt.  vii. 
  That  portion  of  eternity  which  is  called  time, 
  measured  out  by  the  sun.  --Addison. 
  {To  measure  swords  with  one},  to  try  another's  skill  in  the 
  use  of  the  sword;  hence  figuratively,  to  match  one's 
  abilities  against  an  antagonist's. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Measure  \Meas"ure\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  measurement  or  measurements. 
  2.  To  result,  or  turn  out  on  measuring;  as  the  grain 
  measures  well  the  pieces  measure  unequally. 
  3.  To  be  of  a  certain  size  or  quantity,  or  to  have  a  certain 
  length,  breadth,  or  thickness,  or  a  certain  capacity 
  according  to  a  standard  measure;  as  cloth  measures  three 
  fourths  of  a  yard;  a  tree  measures  three  feet  in  diameter. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  magnitude  as  determined  by  measurement  or  calculation  [syn: 
  2:  any  maneuver  made  as  part  of  progress  toward  a  goal;  "the 
  police  took  steps  to  reduce  crime"  [syn:  {step}] 
  3:  how  much  there  is  of  something  that  you  can  measure  [syn:  {quantity}, 
  {amount},  {quantum}] 
  4:  a  statute  in  draft  before  it  becomes  law;  "they  held  a 
  public  hearing  on  the  bill"  [syn:  {bill}] 
  5:  the  act  or  process  of  measuring;  "he  made  a  careful 
  measurement";  "his  mental  measurings  proved  remarkably 
  accurate"  [syn:  {measurement},  {measuring},  {mensuration}] 
  6:  a  basis  for  comparison;  a  reference  point  against  which 
  other  things  can  be  evaluated;  "they  set  the  measure  for 
  all  subsequent  work"  [syn:  {standard},  {criterion},  {touchstone}] 
  7:  (prosody)  the  accent  in  a  metrical  foot  of  verse  [syn:  {meter}, 
  {beat},  {cadence}] 
  8:  notation  for  a  repeating  pattern  of  musical  beats;  written 
  followed  by  a  vertical  bar  [syn:  {bar}] 
  9:  a  measuring  instrument  having  a  sequence  of  marks  at  regular 
  intervals;  used  as  a  reference  in  making  measurements 
  [syn:  {measuring  rod},  {measuring  stick}] 
  v  1:  determine  the  measurements  of  something  or  somebody,  take 
  measurements  of  "Measure  the  length  of  the  wall"  [syn: 
  {measure  out}] 
  2:  express  as  a  quantity;  "Can  you  quantify  your  results?" 
  [syn:  {quantify}] 
  3:  have  certain  dimensions 
  4:  place  a  value  on  judge  the  worth  of  something  [syn:  {evaluate}, 
  {assess},  {appraise},  {value}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    To  ascertain  or  appraise  by  comparing  to  a 
  {standard};  to  apply  a  {metric}. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Several  words  are  so  rendered  in  the  Authorized  Version.  (1.) 
  Those  which  are  indefinite.  a  Hok,  Isa.  5:14,  elsewhere 
  "statute."  b  Mad,  Job  11:9;  Jer.  13:25,  elsewhere  "garment." 
  c  Middah,  the  word  most  frequently  thus  translated,  Ex  26:2, 
  8,  etc  d  Mesurah  Lev.  19:35;  1  Chr.  23:29.  e  Mishpat  Jer. 
  30:11,  elsewhere  "judgment."  f  Mithkoneth  and  token,  Ezek. 
  45:11.  g  In  New  Testament  metron,  the  usual  Greek  word  thus 
  rendered  (Matt.  7:2;  23:32;  Mark  4:24). 
  (2.)  Those  which  are  definite.  a  'Eyphah,  Deut.  25:14,  15, 
  usually  "ephah."  b  Ammah,  Jer.  51:13,  usually  "cubit."  c 
  Kor,  1  Kings  4:22,  elsewhere  "cor;"  Greek  koros,  Luke  16:7.  d 
  Seah,  Gen.  18:6;  1  Sam.  25:18,  a  seah;  Greek  saton,  Matt.  13:33; 
  Luke  13:21.  e  Shalish,  "a  great  measure,"  Isa.  40:12; 
  literally  a  third  i.e.,  of  an  ephah.  f  In  New  Testament 
  batos,  Luke  16:6,  the  Hebrew  "bath;"  and  choinix  Rev.  6:6,  the 
  choenix,  equal  in  dry  commodities  to  one-eighth  of  a  modius. 

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