n.Abbr. meas（名词）缩写 meas
1. Dimensions, quantity, or capacity as ascertained by comparison with a standard.
2. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
The standard kilogram is maintained as a measure of mass.
3. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
4. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
5. A device used for measuring.
6. The act of measuring.
7. An evaluation or a basis of comparison:
“the final measure of the worth of a society”(Joseph Wood Krutch)See Synonyms at standard
8. Extent or degree:
The problem was in large measure caused by his carelessness.
9. A definite quantity that has been measured out:
a measure of wine.
10. A fitting amount:
a measure of recognition.
11. A limited amount or degree:
a measure of good-will.
12. Limit; bounds:
generosity knowing no measure.
13. Appropriate restraint; moderation:
“The union of . . . fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal”(William James)
14. Often measures An action taken as a means to an end; an expedient:
常作 measures 手段，策略：作为到最后的手段采取的行动；权宜之计：
15. A legislative bill or enactment.
16. Poetic meter.
17. Music The metric unit between two bars on the staff; a bar.
18. To ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of:
measured the height of the ceiling.
19. To mark, lay out, or establish dimensions for by measuring:
measure off an area.
20. To estimate by evaluation or comparison:
“I gave them an account . . . of the situation as far as I could measure it”(Winston S Churchill)
21. To bring into comparison:
She measured her power with that of a dangerous adversary.
22. To mark off or apportion, usually with reference to a given unit of measurement:
measure out a pint of milk.
23. To allot or distribute as if by measuring; mete:
The revolutionary tribunal measured out harsh justice.
24. To serve as a measure of:
The inch measures length.
25. To consider or choose with care; weigh:
He measures his words with caution.
26. Archaic To travel over:
“We must measure twenty miles today”(Shakespeare)
27. To have a measurement of:
The room measures 12 by 20 feet.
28. To take a measurement.
29. To allow of measurement:
White sugar measures more easily than brown.
30. To be the equal of.
31. To have the necessary qualifications:
a candidate who just didn't measure up.
32. In excess.
33. Without limit.
34. In addition to the required amount.
35. To a degree:
The new law was in a measure harmful.
36. Middle English
37. from Old French mesure
源自 古法语 mesure
38. from Latin m?ns?ra
源自 拉丁语 m?ns?ra
39. from m?nsus [past participle of] m?toro [to measure] * see m?- 2
源自 m?nsus  m?toro的过去分词 [测量，量出] *参见 m?- 2