Measuring
Measure Meas"ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Measured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Measuring}.] [F. mesurer, L. mensurare. See {Measure}, n.] 1. To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by a certain rule or standard; to take the dimensions of; hence, to estimate; to judge of; to value; to appraise. [1913 Webster]

Great are thy works, Jehovah, infinite Thy power! what thought can measure thee? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures changes of temperature. [1913 Webster]

3. To pass throught or over in journeying, as if laying off and determining the distance. [1913 Webster]

A true devoted pilgrim is not weary To measure kingdoms with his feeble steps. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To adjust by a rule or standard. [1913 Webster]

To secure a contented spirit, measure your desires by your fortunes, not your fortunes by your desires. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

5. To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; -- often with out or off. [1913 Webster]

With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. --Matt. vii. 2. [1913 Webster]

That portion of eternity which is called time, measured out by the sun. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{To measure swords with one}, to try another's skill in the use of the sword; hence, figuratively, to match one's abilities against an antagonist's. [1913 Webster]


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