Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tape measure”

See all translations

tape measure

noun [C] uk   us  
a strip of plastic or metal used for measuring that can be rolled up when not being used
Compare
Translations of “tape measure”
in Korean 줄자…
in Arabic شَريط قِياس…
in Portuguese fita métrica…
in Catalan cinta mètrica…
in Japanese 巻き尺, メジャー…
in Italian metro a nastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 捲尺,皮尺…
in Russian сантиметр…
in Turkish mezura, şerit metre…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卷尺,皮尺…
in Polish centymetr, miarka…
(Definition of tape measure from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tape measure?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tape measure” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More