measure [-s] n

Fr. < L.

  1. Degree.
  2. Division by which the motion of music is regulated.
  3. Whole extent or dimensions of a thing, including length, breadth, and thickness.
  4. Limited or definite quantity.
  5. [Fig.] in dancing the interval between steps.

measure [-s, measuring] v

see measure, n.

  1. Compute; ascertain extent; quantity, dimensions, or capacity by a certain rule.
  2. Be of a certain extent, or have a certain length, breadth, or thickness.