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Spanish translation of “measure”

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).
(Definition of measure from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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