German translation of “measure”
measure noun /ˈmeʒə/
› an instrument for finding the size, amount etc of something
a glass measure for liquids a tape measure. › a unit
The metre is a measure of length. › a system of measuring
dry/liquid/square measure. › a plan of action or something done
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.
measurement noun › size, amount etc found by measuring
What are the measurements of this room? › the sizes of various parts of the body, usually the distance round the chest, waist and hips
What are your measurements, madam? › the act of measuring
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
He measured out a kilo of sugar. measure up (often with to) › to reach a certain required standard
John’s performance doesn’t measure up (to the others).