Significado de “measure” - en el Diccionario Inglés

measure en inglés británico

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measureverb

uk /ˈmeʒ.ər/ us /ˈmeʒ.ɚ/

measure verb (SIZE)

B2 [ T ] to discover the exact size or amount of something:

"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.

[ L only + noun ] to be a particular size:

The area, measuring/which measures five kilometres by three kilometres, has been purchased by the army.
The screen measures 34 inches diagonally.

Más ejemplos

  • The main bedroom measures 24 ft by 18 ft (24' x 18').
  • Engine speed can be measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • The metre is the standard unit for measuring length in the SI system.
  • Measure all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • This stick is used for measuring the amount of oil in the engine - do you see the marks on it?

measurenoun

uk /ˈmeʒ.ər/ us /ˈmeʒ.ɚ/

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.

Más ejemplos

  • The new tax would force companies to adopt energy-saving measures.
  • These measures are designed to reduce pollution.
  • Teachers claim such measures could unfairly disadvantage ethnic minorities.
  • In the past 10 years, preventive measures have radically reduced levels of tooth decay in children.
  • New measures have been introduced to try and ease traffic congestion in the city.

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 a bar noun

Más ejemplos

  • The president's staff have no reliable measure of the damage done to his reputation.
  • The pole was a measure used for land in the past.
  • What measure do they use for diamonds?

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.

Más ejemplos

  • Repeat purchases are one measure of a product's popularity.
  • Their satisfied sighs were a good measure of the meal's success.
  • The president's staff have no reliable measure of the damage done to his reputation.

(Definición de measure del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

measure en inglés americano

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measureverb

us /ˈmeʒ·ər/

measure verb (SIZE)

to discover the exact size, amount, etc., of something, or to be of a particular size:

[ T ] "Will the table fit in here?" "I don’t know – I’ll measure it."
[ L ] The sofa measures (= is of the size of) 3 feet by 7 feet.

Phrasal verb(s)

measurenoun

us /ˈmeʒ·ər/

measure noun (METHOD)

[ C ] a way to achieve something; a method:

Medicare was a measure intended to guarantee health care for everyone over the age of 65.

measure noun (SIZE)

[ C/U ] a way of measuring, or a way of showing how much or how great something is:

[ C ] a system of weights and measures
[ U ] It is a measure of his popularity that he got over 70% of the vote.

[ C/U ] Measure can also mean amount or degree:

[ U ] There was a large measure of luck in his quick promotion to company vice president.

music [ C/U ] A measure is also one of the small equal parts into which a piece of music is divided, containing a fixed number of beats; a bar.

(Definición de measure del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

measure en inglés de negocios

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measureverb

uk /ˈmeʒər/ us

[ I or T ] to discover the exact size or amount of something:

Next, we need to measure the temperature of the mixture.
This machine measures the patient's heart rate.
measure sth in sth November was a record number for sales when measured in dollars.

[ T ] to be of a particular size:

The office measures 12 metres by 6 metres.

[ T ] to judge the quality, effect, importance, or value of something:

It is difficult to measure / the success of the advertising campaign at this early stage.
Managers have changed the way they measure performance.

measurenoun

uk /ˈmeʒər/ us

[ C, usually plural ] a way of achieving something, or a method for dealing with a situation:

These measures were designed to improve car safety.
We will introduce measures to reduce noise levels in the factory.
The company will need to take / further measures to cut costs.
austerity/cost-cutting measures It had taken a series of cost-cutting measures, including closing one of its two plants.
drastic/draconian/radical measures

[ C ] MEASURES a unit used for giving the size, weight, etc. of something:

weights and measures
The standard measure of efficiency in the airline industry is 'cost per passenger mile'.

[ C or U ] an amount or level of something:

There was a large measure of agreement between the two sides in the negotiation.

[ C ] a way of judging something:

Record sales are not always a measure of a singer's popularity.
get a measure of sth It is difficult to get an accurate measure of employee performance in this industry.
a good/true/reliable measure Exports as a percentage of total sales are a good measure of international competitiveness.
for good measure

if something is given or done for good measure, it is given or done in addition to other things:

They're offering a good salary, with a company car thrown in for good measure.
have the measure of sb/sth

to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them:

The other team were experienced negotiators, but we had the measure of them.

(Definición de measure del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)