dry measure
noun Date: 1638 a series of units of capacity for dry commodities — see metric system table, weight table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dry measure — Dry measures are units of volume used to measure bulk commodities which are not gas or liquid. They are typically used in agriculture, agronomy, and commodity markets to measure grain, dried beans, and dried and fresh fruit (e.g. a peck of apples …   Wikipedia

  • dry measure — ➔ measure1 * * * dry measure UK US noun [C or U] ► MEASURES a unit or a system of units for measuring dry products that are sold in quantity, such as grain: »In the United States, the bushel is the common dry measure for corn and wheat …   Financial and business terms

  • Dry measure — Dry Dry (dr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Drier}; superl. {Driest}.] [OE. dru[yogh]e, druye, drie, AS. dryge; akin to LG. dr[ o]ge, D. droog, OHG. trucchan, G. trocken, Icel. draugr a dry log. Cf. {Drought}, {Drouth}, 3d {Drug}.] 1. Free from moisture;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dry measure — ► NOUN ▪ a measure of volume for dry goods …   English terms dictionary

  • dry measure — n a series of units of capacity for dry commodities …   Medical dictionary

  • dry measure — n. a system for measuring the volume of dry things such as grain or vegetables, in which 2 pints = 1 quart, 8 quarts = 1 peck, and 4 pecks = 1 bushel: see the table of weights and measures in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • dry measure — biriųjų medžiagų matas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Biriųjų medžiagų tūrio matas. atitikmenys: angl. dry measure vok. Schüttkörpermaß, n rus. мера сыпучих тел, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • dry measure — biriųjų medžiagų matas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. dry measure vok. Hohlmaß, n; Schüttkörpermaß, n rus. мера сыпучих тел, f pranc. mesure sèche, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • dry measure — dry′ meas′ure n. wam the system of volumetric units used in measuring dry commodities, as grain • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • dry measure — noun a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain) • Syn: ↑dry unit • Hypernyms: ↑volume unit, ↑capacity unit, ↑capacity measure, ↑cubage unit, ↑cubic measure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry measure — noun a measure of volume for dry goods …   English new terms dictionary

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