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measure

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
unermeßlich
I’m offering you riches beyond measure!
for good measure as something extra or above the minimum necessary
zusätzlich
The shopkeeper weighed out the sweets and put in a few more for good measure.
full measure (no less than) the correct amount
vollständig
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).
(Definition of measure from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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