1 measure /ˈmɛʒɚ/ noun
plural measures
1 measure
plural measures
Learner's definition of MEASURE
: an amount or degree of something
usually singular
: something (such as a cup or a ruler) that is used to measure things see also tape measure
: a unit used in measuring something
see also made-to-measure
[count] : an action planned or taken to achieve a desired result
[count] : a sign or indication of something usually singular
[count] : a way of judging something
[count] chiefly US, music : a part of a line of written music that is between two vertical lines or the group of beats between these lines

beyond measure

: to a very great degree

for good measure

: as something added or extra

have/take/get the measure of (someone)

chiefly British or have/take/get someone's measure
: to have or get a good understanding about what is needed to defeat or deal with (someone you are competing against)
2 measure /ˈmɛʒɚ/ verb
measures; measured; measuring
2 measure
measures; measured; measuring
Learner's definition of MEASURE
[+ object]
: to find out the size, length, or amount of (something)
: to find out the size of (someone) for clothing
[+ object] : to judge the importance, value, or extent of (something)
often + against
[linking verb] : to have a specified size

measure off

[phrasal verb]
measure off (something) also measure (something) off
: to measure (something) and mark its edges or its beginning and ending

measure out

[phrasal verb]
measure out (something) also measure (something) out
: to measure and remove (something) from a larger amount

measure up

[phrasal verb]
: to be as good as expected or needed
often + to

— measurer

/ˈmɛʒɚrɚ/ noun, plural measurers [count]