Translation of "measure" - English-Spanish dictionary

measure

verb uk /ˈmeʒ·ər/ (present participle measuring, past tense and past participle measured)

to find the size, weight, amount, or speed of something

medir
I’ve measured all the windows.

to be a certain size

medir
The whale measured around 60 feet in length.
noun uk /ˈmeʒ·ər/

something that is done so that a bad situation is stopped

medida
We must take measures to stop the spread of the disease.
security measures

a way of measuring something

medida
The metre is a measure of length.
The basic units of measure we use are distance, time, and mass.
weights and measures

(Translation of “measure” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

measure

noun /ˈmeʒə/

an instrument for finding the size, amount etc of something

medida
a glass measure for liquids
a tape measure.

a unit

medida
The metre is a measure of length.

a system of measuring

medida
dry/liquid/square measure.

a plan of action or something done

medida
We must take (= use, or put into action) certain measures to stop the increase in crime.

a certain amount

grado, cantidad
I have a measure of sympathy for her – after all, she’s very young and inexperienced.

(in music) the musical notes contained between two bar lines.

compás, ritmo
measurable noun

that is possible to measure

mensurable
a measurable amount.

big enough to be noticed

mensurable
There has been a measurable improvement in her work.
measurement noun

size, amount etc found by measuring

medida
What are the measurements of this room?

the sizes of various parts of the body, usually the distance round the chest, waist and hips

medidas
What are your measurements, madam?

the act of measuring

medición
We can find the size of something by means of measurement.
beyond measure

very great

inconmensurable
I’m offering you riches beyond measure!
for good measure

as something extra or above the minimum necessary

para que no falte
The shopkeeper weighed out the sweets and put in a few more for good measure.
full measure noun

(no less than) the correct amount

medida exacta
We must ensure that customers get full measure.
made to measure

(of clothing) made to fit the measurements of a particular person

hacer a la medida
Was your jacket made to measure?
(adjective (etc)) a made-to-measure suit.
measure out phrasal verb

to mark (off), weigh (out) a certain distance, amount

medir, pesar
He measured out a kilo of sugar.
measure up phrasal verb (often with to)

to reach a certain required standard

dar la talla, estar a la altura de
John’s performance doesn’t measure up (to the others).

(Translation of “measure” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)