Definition of measure:

part of speech: verb

To compute or ascertain the extent, size, or capacity of anything by means of a certain unit or standard; to judge of quantity, extent, or greatness; to proportion; to be of a certain extent.

part of speech: noun

The whole extent or dimensions of a thing; the unit or standard by which the extent or volume of anything is ascertained; in arith., a division that leaves no remainder; settled or stated quantity; limit; degree; allotment; moderation; metre in poetry; movement regulated by the time of music; stately dance; the division of the time by which the air and motion of music are regulated; any act by which a final object or end may be attained, as a legislative measure; in plu., means to an end; proceedings; in geol., beds or strata.

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