measure [-s] n
Fr. < L.
- Division by which the motion of music is regulated.
- Whole extent or dimensions of a thing, including length, breadth, and thickness.
- Limited or definite quantity.
- [Fig.] in dancing the interval between steps.
measure [-s, measuring] v
see measure, n.
- Compute; ascertain extent; quantity, dimensions, or capacity by a certain rule.
- Be of a certain extent, or have a certain length, breadth, or thickness.