Textual thesaurus for "measure"

(noun) quantity, amount

how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

(noun) step

any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

the situation called for strong measures; the police took steps to reduce crime

(noun) measurement, measuring, mensuration

the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

the measurements were carefully done; his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

(noun) measuring rod, measuring stick

measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

(noun) bill

a statute in draft before it becomes law

they held a public hearing on the bill

(noun) bar

musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

(noun) beat, cadence, meter, metre

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

(noun) standard, touchstone, criterion

a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

the schools comply with federal standards; they set the measure for all subsequent work

(verb) quantify

express as a number or measure or quantity

Can you quantify your results?

(verb) measure out, mensurate

determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

Measure the length of the wall

(verb) assess, appraise, valuate, value, evaluate

evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional; access all the factors when taking a risk