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measure

verb  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.
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measure

noun  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. [C/U] A measure is also a bar .
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