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measure
British English: /ˈmɛʒə/
American English: /ˈmɛʒər/

Translation of measure in Italian:

noun

  • 2 (standard amount, container) a double measure of vodka
    una doppia dose di vodka
    he gave me short measure, I got short measure
    mi ha dato, ho preso meno del dovuto
  • 4 [figurative] (qualified amount, extent)some o a certain measure of
    una certa quantità di
    a measure of respect, success, change
    un certo rispetto, successo, cambiamento
    to receive only a small measure of support
    ricevere solo un sostegno limitato
    a good o wide measure of autonomy
    una grande autonomia
    in large measure
    in larga misura
    she despised them and envied them in equal measure to distribute praise and blame in equal measure
    distribuire in egual misura lodi e biasimo
    in full measure
    (feel, fulfil, contribute)
    pienamente
    (possess, repay)
    interamente
    (suffer)
    profondamente
  • 5 (way of estimating, indication)
    (of price rises)
    misura (feminine)
    (of success, anger, frustration etc.)
    misura (feminine) , indice (masculine)
    (of efficiency, performance)
    indicazione (feminine)
    to be the measure of
    dare la misura di
    to give some measure of
    dare un'idea di (delight, failure, talent, arrogance etc.)
    to use something as a measure of
    utilizzare qualcosa come metro di valutazione per (effects, impact, success)
    this is a measure of how dangerous it is
    questo dimostra quanto è pericoloso
    this is a measure of how seriously they are taking the situation
    questo dimostra fino a che punto prendono sul serio la situazione
    that is a measure of how well the company is run
    ciò è indice dell'ottima gestione della società
  • 6 (assessment)beyond measure
    (change, increase)
    oltremisura
    (anxious, beautiful, difficult)
    estremamente
    it has improved beyond measure
    è migliorato incredibilmente
    to take the measure of somebody
    giudicare o valutare qualcuno
    I have the measure of them
    so o ho capito quanto valgono

transitive verb

  • 1 (by standard system)
    (person, instrument)
    misurare (length, rate, depth, person, waist)
    to measure something in
    misurare qualcosa in (metres, inches)
    to get oneself measured for over a measured kilometre (Sport)
    su una base misurata di un chilometro
    to measure something into
    misurare qualcosa in o con (container)
  • 2 (have a measurement of) to measure four by five metres
    misurare quattro metri per cinque
    a tremor measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale
    una scossa di 5,2 gradi della scala Richter
  • 3 (assess)
    misurare, valutare (performance, ability, success, popularity)
    they measure their progress by the number of
    valutano i loro progressi in base al numero di
  • 4 (compare)to measure something against
    paragonare qualcosa a (achievement, standard, effort)

intransitive verb

reflexive verb

  • to measure oneself against somebody
    misurarsi con qualcuno

Idioms

for good measure

per sicurezza, come misura aggiuntiva

to do things by half-measures

there can be no half-measures

non ci possono essere mezze misure

Phrasal verbs

measure off:

measure off [something]
tagliare (fabric, ribbon etc.)

measure out:

measure out [something]
misurare (land)
dosare (medicine, flour, liquid)
contare (drops)

measure up:

1 measure up (person, product)
avere i requisiti necessari
to measure up against somebody
essere all'altezza di qualcuno
to measure up to
essere all'altezza di (expectations)
sostenere il confronto con (achievement)
2 measure up [something]
prendere le misure di, misurare (room etc.)

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