Meaning of “measure” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈmeʒər/
Extra Examples
New measures have been introduced to fight crime.We have introduced new security measures to deter shoplifters.These measures will save a significant amount of money.The government is proposing tough new measures to fight crime.Members have been debating the new measure.

B2 a way of achieving something or dealing with a situation:

This arrangement is only a temporary measure.
We must take preventative measures to stop the spread of the disease.
security measures
a measure of sth

a good way of judging something:

Ticket sales are a good measure of a show's popularity.
a/some measure of sth formal

an amount of something:

Bulletproof vests give some measure of protection.
SIZE [ U ]

a way of measuring something:

units of measure such as centimetres, grams and litres

(Definition of “measure noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)