Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “measure” en inglés

measure

verb uk   /ˈmeʒ.ər/ us    //

measure verb (SIZE)

B2 [L only + noun, T] to discover the exact size or amount of something, or to be of a particular size: "Will the table fit in here?" "I don't know - let's measure it." This machine measures your heart rate. He measured the flour into the bowl. The area, measuring/which measures five kilometres by three kilometres, has been purchased by the army.

measure verb (JUDGE)

C2 [T] to judge the quality, effect, importance, or value of something: There is no way of measuring the damage done to morale.

measure

noun uk   /ˈmeʒ.ər/ us    //

measure noun (METHOD)

B2 [C usually plural] a way of achieving something, or a method for dealing with a situation: What further measures can we take to avoid terrorism? These measures were designed to improve car safety. [+ to infinitive] Emergency measures to help the refugees are badly needed.

measure noun (SIZE)

[C or U] a unit used for stating the size, weight, etc. of something, or a way of measuring: weights and measures The sample's density is a measure of its purity. C2 [C or U] formal amount: There was a large measure of agreement between the candidates. His success was in some measure due to his being in the right place at the right time. C2 [C] an exact amount, especially of alcohol: One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits. [C] US for bar noun

measure noun (WAY OF JUDGING)

C2 [C] a way of judging something: Record sales are not always a measure of a singer's popularity. We have no accurate measure of the damage.
(Definition of measure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de measure
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “measure” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

light at the end of the tunnel

signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished

Palabra del día

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Aprende más 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Aprende más