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Translation of "measure" - English-Spanish dictionary

measure

noun /ˈmeʒə/
an instrument for finding the size, amount etc of something medida a glass measure for liquids a tape measure.
a unit medida The metre is a measure of length.
a system of measuring medida dry/liquid/square measure.
a plan of action or something done medida We must take (= use, or put into action) certain measures to stop the increase in crime.
a certain amount grado, cantidad 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. compás, ritmo
measurable noun
that is possible to measure mensurable a measurable amount.
big enough to be noticed mensurable There has been a measurable improvement in her work.
measurement noun
size, amount etc found by measuring medida What are the measurements of this room?
the sizes of various parts of the body, usually the distance round the chest, waist and hips medidas What are your measurements, madam?
the act of measuring medición We can find the size of something by means of measurement.
beyond measure
very great inconmensurable I’m offering you riches beyond measure!
for good measure
as something extra or above the minimum necessary para que no falte The shopkeeper weighed out the sweets and put in a few more for good measure.
full measure noun
(no less than) the correct amount medida exacta We must ensure that customers get full measure.
made to measure
(of clothing) made to fit the measurements of a particular person hacer a la medida Was your jacket made to measure? (adjective (etc)) a made-to-measure suit.
measure out phrasal verb
to mark (off), weigh (out) a certain distance, amount medir, pesar He measured out a kilo of sugar.
measure up phrasal verb ( often with to)
to reach a certain required standard dar la talla, estar a la altura de John’s performance doesn’t measure up (to the others).
(Definition of measure from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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