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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_221_emeasuremea‧sure1 /ˈmeʒə $ -ər/ ●●● S2 W2 verb  1 [transitive]TMMEASURE to find the size, length, or amount of something, using standard units such as inches, metres etc The rainfall was measured over a three-month period.measure somebody for something (=measure someone in order to make clothes for them) She was being measured for her wedding dress.measure something in something We can measure the energy that food provides in calories.measuring jug/cup/tape (=one used for measuring)2 [transitive]JUDGE to judge the importance, value, or true nature of something syn assess Doctors say it is too early to measure the effectiveness of the drug.measure something by something Education shouldn’t be measured purely by examination results.3 [linking verb]TMMEASURE to be a particular size, length, or amount The room measures 6 x 6 metres. The earthquake measured 6.5 on the Richter scale.4 [transitive]TM if a piece of equipment measures something, it shows or records a particular kind of measurement An odometer measures the number of miles your car travels. measure somebody/something against somebody/something measure something ↔ off measure something ↔ out measure up→ See Verb table
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measureWhen full grown, the Blue Whale measures 110 feet in length.The foam seat pad measures 19 by 22 inches and is a quarter-inch thick.The tree in the backyard measures 30 feet in height.Put the soil into a sack measuring 50 centimetres across.Again, how many could be one in a set period of time would be measured.Income must equal expenditure when all the sources of income and types of expenditure are classified and measured.Some species of python have been measured at over 28 feet long.Rabbits and other hunted animals do not need to measure distance accurately.The yacht measures eighty-four feet and is fitted out to the highest standards.Electrodes were attached to his chest in order to measure his heart rate.Long enough that he stopped looking around, stopped measuring his relationship to his surroundings.The value of government support to the industry can not be measured in terms of cash expenditures.They measured it all out painstakingly.Surgeons use a laser with a beam measuring less than the width of a human hair.The nurse weighed me and measured my height.Can you measure the desk to see if it'll fit into that corner?Seismologists in Japan measured the earthquake at 7.7 on the Richter scale.The GNP figures measure the rate of growth in the economy.We should measure the wall before we buy new shelves.measuring jug/cup/tapeCarefully leaving behind any dirt that has settled, pour water through fine-mesh strainer into 4-cup liquid measuring cup.Combine remaining 1 / 2 cup buttermilk and vanilla in another bowl or measuring cup.Strain fat from skillet and strain through paper towel into heatproof measuring cup.You will also need a measuring cup, a teaspoon, and a tablespoon.In the next box, a set of measuring cups and one of measuring spoons.Neither measuring tape nor scissors were needed here.You will need a measuring jug, shampoo and towels on hand.measure something by somethingYou can't measure someone by the clothes they wear.