Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


Spanish translation of “measure”


noun /ˈmeʒə/
an instrument for finding the size, amount etc of something a glass measure for liquids a tape measure. a unit The metre is a measure of length. a system of measuring dry/liquid/square measure. a plan of action or something done We must take (= use, or put into action) certain measures to stop the increase in crime. a certain amount 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. measurement noun size, amount etc found by measuring What are the measurements of this room? the sizes of various parts of the body, usually the distance round the chest, waist and hips
What are your measurements, madam?
the act of measuring We can find the size of something by means of measurement.
beyond measure very great 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 (no less than) the correct amount
medida exacta
We must ensure that customers get full measure.
made to measure adjective (etc) a made-to-measure suit.
hacer a la medida
measure out to mark (off), weigh (out) a certain distance, amount He measured out a kilo of sugar. measure up (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).
(Definition of measure from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

More translations of “measure” in Spanish

Definitions of “measure” in English

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More