v. determine the size of something; mark, lay out, or establish dimensions; estimate by evaluation or comparison
n. an evaluation or a basis of comparison; dimensions, quantity, or capacity as ascertained by comparison with a standard
n. an indicator; Something used to assess some property
He actually took out his watch and laid it upon the table to measure the time.
It’s a measure of how common these crimes have become, and how conventional the hackers’ approach in this case, that Target was prepared for such an attack.
According to this measure, anyway, they have been getting poorer—a point that is often vigorously contested.
Sentence in Classic:
At most, by an alms given to a beggar whose blessing he fled from, he might hope wearily to win for himself some measure of actual grace.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Each blue car, therefore, received a double measure of welcome as it topped the crest of the hill and each cheer of welcome was acknowledged with smiles and nods by those in the car.
The animals were shocked beyond measure to learn that even Snowball could be guilty of such an action.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
The rye, for the price of which he had so long held out, had been sold for fifty kopecks a measure cheaper than it had been fetching a month ago.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In every action we examine we see a certain measure of freedom and a certain measure of inevitability.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The tree became a rhapsody, a quivering cacophony, a whizz and vibrant rapture, branches, leaves, birds syllabling discordantly life, life, life, without measure, without stop devouring the tree.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Barkis bloomed in a new blue coat, of which the tailor had given him such good measure, that the cuffs would have rendered gloves unnecessary in the coldest weather, while the collar was so high that it pushed his hair up on end on the top of his head.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I am far from being sure that I might not have astonished our small congregation by resorting to this extreme measure, but for its being Christmas Day and no Sunday.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
With a rule and a pair of scales, and the multiplication table always in his pocket, sir, ready to weigh and measure any parcel of human nature, and tell you exactly what it comes to.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Having given in a hearty shake, he retired, growling, under a form; just escaping the pewter measure which Mr.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
The idol of his pupils, and the admiration of his assistants, Alexander Petrovitch was gifted with an extraordinary measure of good sense.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context