English - Etymology
From Middle English mesure, from Old French mesure, from Latin mēnsūra (“a measuring, rule, something to measure by”), from mēnsus, past participle of mētīrī (“to measure, mete”). Displaced native Middle English mǣte, mete (“measure”) (n.) (from Old English met (“measure”), compare Old English mitta (“a measure”)), Middle English ameten, imeten (“to measure”) (from Old English āmetan, ġemetan "to mete, measure), Middle English hof, hoof (“measure, reason”) (from Old Norse hōf (“measure, reason”)), Old English mǣþ (“measure, degree”).
English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /ˈmɛʒə/
- Rhymes: -ɛʒə(r)
- Hyphenation: mea‧sure
English - Noun
- The quantity, size, weight, distance or capacity of a substance compared to a designated standard.
An (unspecified) quantity or capacity.
2013, Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban (in The Guardian, 6 September 2013)
- It ended up being a bittersweet night for England, full of goals to send the crowd home happy, buoyed by the news that Montenegro and Poland had drawn elsewhere in Group H but also with a measure of regret about what happened to Danny Welbeck and what it means for Roy Hodgson's team going into a much more difficult assignment against Ukraine.
- 2013, Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban (in The Guardian, 6 September 2013)
- The precise designated distance between two objects or points.
- The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated.
- The act of measuring.
- A musical designation consisting of all notes and or rests delineated by two vertical bars; an equal and regular division of the whole of a composition.
- (music) The group or grouping of beats, caused by the regular recurrence of accented beats.
- (dancing) A regulated movement, especially in a slow and stately dance, corresponding to the time in which the accompanying music is performed.
- (poetry) The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a metrical foot.
- A rule, ruler or measuring stick.
- A tactic, strategy or piece of legislation.
- (mathematics) A function that assigns a non-negative number to a given set following the mathematical nature that is common among length, volume, probability and the like.
- (arithmetic, dated) A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; a divisor.
- (geology) A bed or stratum.
- An indicator; something used to assess some property.