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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 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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