admeasure
transitive verb (-sured; -suring) Etymology: Middle English amesuren, from Anglo-French amesurer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + mesurer to measure Date: 1641 to determine the proper share of ; apportion

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  • Admeasure — Ad*meas ure (?; 135), v. t. [Cf. OF. amesurer, LL. admensurare. See {Measure}.] 1. To measure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment; as, to admeasure dower; to admeasure common of pasture.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admeasure — I verb administer, allocate, allot, apportion, bestrew, broadcast, circulate, classify, diffuse, dispense, dispose, disseminate, distribute, divide, dole, issue, measure, mete, parcel out, partition, propagate, radiate, set apart, share, sow,… …   Law dictionary

  • admeasure — [ad mezh′ər] vt. admeasured, admeasuring [ME amesuren < OFr admesurer < ML admensurare: see AD & MEASURE] to measure out shares of; apportion …   English World dictionary

  • admeasure — admeasurer, n. /ad mezh euhr/, v.t., admeasured, admeasuring. 1. to measure off or out; apportion. 2. Naut. to measure the dimensions and capacity of a vessel, as for official registration. [1300 50; ME amesuren < MF amesurer, with AD r. A 5; see …   Universalium

  • admeasure — verb To apportion …   Wiktionary

  • admeasure — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. apportion. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To set aside or distribute as a share: allocate, allot, allow, apportion, assign, give, lot, measure out, mete (out). See COLLECT …   English dictionary for students

  • admeasure — v. measure out, portion out; measure a ship (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • admeasure — verb archaic apportion. Derivatives admeasurement noun Origin C16: from OFr. amesurer, from med. L. admensurare, based on L. metiri to measure …   English new terms dictionary

  • admeasure — ad·mea·sure …   English syllables

  • admeasure — ad•meas•ure [[t]ædˈmɛʒ ər[/t]] v. t. ured, ur•ing to measure off or out; apportion • Etymology: 1300–50; ME amesuren < MF amesurer, with ad r. a V; see measure ad•meas′ur•er, n. ad•meas′ure•ment, n …   From formal English to slang

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