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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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}, 
  n.] 
  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 
  appraise. 
 
  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. 
  2. 
 
  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]: 
 
  Measured  \Meas"ured\,  a. 
  Regulated  or  determined  by  a  standard;  hence  equal;  uniform; 
  graduated;  limited;  moderated;  as  he  walked  with  measured 
  steps;  he  expressed  himself  in  no  measured  terms.  -- 
  {Meas"ured*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  measured 
  adj  1:  determined  by  measurement;  "the  measured  distance  was  less 
  than  a  mile"  [ant:  {unmeasured}] 
  2:  (prosody)  the  rhythmic  arrangement  of  syllables  [syn:  {metrical}, 
  {metric}] 
  3:  carefully  thought  out  in  advance;  "a  calculated  insult"; 
  "with  measured  irony"  [syn:  {calculated},  {deliberate}] 
  4:  with  care  and  dignity;  "walking  at  the  same  measured  pace"; 
  "with  all  deliberate  speed"  [syn:  {careful},  {deliberate}] 




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