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measure

Part of speech: Noun

The standard by which the volume or extent of anything is compared; as, the light given by a candle is the measure by which the power of other light is calculated; size or quantity, determined by the rule or standard; hence, standard of judgment, criticism, etc.; extent, or length, breadth, and thickness of a thing; proportion; a divisor leaving no remainder; as, five is a common measure of ten and fifteen; an instrument or vessel for finding length, quantity, etc.; as, a yard or a quart measure; a system of fixing quantities; as, dry measure, a system of fixing quantities; as, dry measure, etc.; musical time; meter in poetry; a law or a legislative bill; method or step; as, to take measures to accomplish a purpose.

Part of speech: Verb

To find out the extent, size, or volume of; mark out; confine within a limit; give out by a rule; estimate; determine by rule or standard; regulate.

Part of speech: Verb

To take dimensions; extend or be of a given length.

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