Translation of "measure" - English-German dictionary


noun /ˈmeʒə/

an instrument for finding the size, amount etc of something

das Meßgerät
a glass measure for liquids
a tape measure.

a unit

das Maß
The metre is a measure of length.

a system of measuring

die Maßeinheit
dry/liquid/square measure.

a plan of action or something done

die Maßnahme
We must take (= use, or put into action) certain measures to stop the increase in crime.

a certain amount

ein gewisses Maß
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.

die Notenwerte
measurement noun

size, amount etc found by measuring

das Ausmaß
What are the measurements of this room?

the sizes of various parts of the body, usually the distance round the chest, waist and hips

das Maß
What are your measurements, madam?

the act of measuring

die Messung
We can find the size of something by means of measurement.
beyond measure

very great

I’m offering you riches beyond measure!
for good measure

as something extra or above the minimum necessary

The shopkeeper weighed out the sweets and put in a few more for good measure.
full measure

(no less than) the correct amount

We must ensure that customers get full measure.
made to measure adjective (etc)

a made-to-measure suit.

nach Maß gearbeitet; Maß-…
measure out

to mark (off), weigh (out) a certain distance, amount

aus-, abmessen
He measured out a kilo of sugar.
measure up (often with to)

to reach a certain required standard

heranreichen an
John’s performance doesn’t measure up (to the others).

(Translation of “measure” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)