Noun Definition


1.Definition: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Related Noun(s):beat, cadence, meter, metre

Category: General

2.Definition: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

"The schools comply with federal standards", "They set the measure for all subsequent work"

Related Noun(s):criterion, standard, touchstone

Category: General

3.Definition: a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance

Category: Objects

4.Definition: a statute in draft before it becomes law

Related Noun(s):bill

Category: General

5.Definition: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

"The situation called for strong measures", "The police took steps to reduce crime"

Related Noun(s):step

Category: General

6.Definition: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Related Noun(s):amount, quantity

Category: General

7.Definition: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

Category: Objects

8.Definition: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

Related Noun(s):bar

Category: General

9.Definition: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

"The measurements were carefully done", "His mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

Related Noun(s):measurement, mensuration

Category: General