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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}, 
  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]: 
  Measuring  \Meas"ur*ing\,  a. 
  Used  in  or  adapted  for  ascertaining  measurements,  or 
  dividing  by  measure. 
  {Measuring  faucet},  a  faucet  which  permits  only  a  given 
  quantity  of  liquid  to  pass  each  time  it  is  opened,  or  one 
  by  means  of  which  the  liquid  which  passes  can  be  measured. 
  {Measuring  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  any  geometrid  moth. 
  See  {Geometrid}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  or  process  of  measuring;  "he  made  a  careful 
  measurement";  "his  mental  measurings  proved  remarkably 
  accurate"  [syn:  {measurement},  {measure},  {mensuration}] 

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