measure: significado e definições

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O que é measure?

O que é measure?

  • Dimensions, quantity, or capacity as ascertained by comparison with a standard.
  • A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties: The standard kilogram is maintained as a measure of mass.
  • A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
  • A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
  • A device used for measuring.
  • The act of measuring.
  • An evaluation or a basis of comparison: "the final measure of the worth of a society” ( Joseph Wood Krutch). See Synonyms at standard.
  • Extent or degree: The problem was in large measure caused by his carelessness.
  • A definite quantity that has been measured out: a measure of wine.
  • A fitting amount: a measure of recognition.
  • A limited amount or degree: a measure of good-will.
  • Limit; bounds: generosity knowing no measure.
  • Appropriate restraint; moderation: "The union of . . . fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal” ( William James).
  • A legislative bill or enactment.
  • Poetic meter.
  • Music The metric unit between two bars on the staff; a bar.
  • To ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of: measured the height of the ceiling.
  • To mark, lay out, or establish dimensions for by measuring: measure off an area.
  • To estimate by evaluation or comparison: "I gave them an account . . . of the situation as far as I could measure it” ( Winston S. Churchill).
  • To bring into comparison: She measured her power with that of a dangerous adversary.
  • To mark off or apportion, usually with reference to a given unit of measurement: measure out a pint of milk.
  • To serve as a measure of: The inch measures length.
  • To consider or choose with care; weigh: He measures his words with caution.
  • An action taken as a means to an end; an expedient. Often used in the plural: desperate measures.
  • To allot or distribute as if by measuring; mete: The revolutionary tribunal measured out harsh justice.

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