Translation of measure in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable (system) liquid/dry measuremedida para líquidos/áridosbeyond measure [literary]Example sentences1.2 countable (unit)
Example sentences1.3 countable or uncountable (amount) mix equal measures of flour and sugar
- Often the two sets of data have very different scales of measure, so a bar graph would not work.
mezclar harina y azúcar en cantidades igualesI wasn't given full measureno me dieron lo que (me) merecíawith a (certain) measure of successcon cierto éxitothey were granted a considerable measure of autonomyse les concedió un grado considerable de autonomíain some measure [formal]en cierta medidain large o great o no small measure [formal]en gran medidafor good measuretake two for good measure
- Most confusing are the measures of kilos, hectares, kilometers, centimeters, and grams.
- It was an old one, with weight and measures on the top.
- Invariable uniformity of value in the currency, has a relation to the interests of the people, similar to that of uniformity of weights and measures.
en gran partelleva dos por si acaso or para que no vaya a faltarshe threw in an extra one for good measureme dio una de regalo or (in Latin America also) de ñapa or (in Southern Cone, Peru also) de yapaExample sentences1.4 countable or uncountable (size)
(British English)he had it made to measure
- Don't let the late-night munchies make you pay £1.50 for a Mars bar or £6 for a single measure of spirits.
medida (feminine)se lo mandó hacer a (la) medidathe true measure of the problemla verdadera magnitud or envergadura del problemato have the measure of something/somebodyfortunately I had his measure o the measure of himpor suerte yo ya lo tenía calado [colloquial]I think I have the measure of it nowcreo que le he agarrado la onda or (Spain) cogido el tranquillo [colloquial]
- 2 countable 2.1 (device) a pint/yard measureuna medida de una pinta/yarda2.2 (indicator, yardstick) (no plural) this will give you a measure of the problemesto te dará una idea de la magnitud or la envergadura del problemaExample sentences
- It would at least have given a clear measure of the extent of anti-agreement sentiment in the unionist community.
- It is a measure of the quality you can expect to hear, however, that whatever you pay to see them will probably be worth it.
- I'm happy to accept this wager as a measure of the quality of my predictions about the long term sustainability of commons-based peer production.
- 3 countable (step) to take measures to +
infinitivetomar medidas para +we'll have to take drastic measures to prevent it infinitivetendremos que tomar medidas drásticas para impedirloExample sentences
- A company spokesman said no further cost-cutting measures were planned for its Irish operations.
- It said cost-cutting measures and cost control remain the focus for more than one-third of organisations in 2004.
- Banks will also be asked to draw up measures to achieve gender equality, and agree a plan for achieving targets.
- 4 4.1 countable (foot) (Literature) 4.2 countable or uncountable (beat) (Literature)Example sentences4.3 countable
(American English) (Music)
- The golden measure of poetry does not yet exist, only the rhythm of the maracas, the exact sound of the kettledrum.
- The show coasted on sheer mastery of compas, the rhythmic measure that defines all flamenco, and on the charisma of the artists probing the art's dark and light moods.
compás (masculine)Example sentences4.4 countable (dance) [archaic or literary]to tread a measure
- Play the last four notes of each measure staccato, or make a crescendo into the next measure.
- We sense the tragedy of the poetic ballad and the noble lineage of its characters in the very opening measures of the musical rendering.
- There are rarely more than four measures of music without a voice-over.
- The birds twitter, the horn calls back, the mountain folk dance a droll measure, and all's right with the Alpine world.
- Ben watched with amazement that turned to pride as Hoss delicately guided Alberta Evans into the first few measures of the dance.
- Ian laughed lightly and then swept her into the first measure of the dance.
- 1 1.1(length/speed/waist)he went to be measured for a suit
medirfue a que le tomaran las medidas para un trajeto measure one's length (on the ground)medir el suelo (con el cuerpo)he measured his length on the groundse cayó cuan largo era
midió el suelo (con el cuerpo)Example sentences1.2 (mark off, count) he measured 6oz of flour
pesó 6 onzas de harinaExample sentences
- Either measure the amount in ounces or measure the depth of water in each jar.
- A nautical instrument used to measure the altitude of stars and planets in the sky in order to determine a ship's exact direction.
- Devices that measure the evaporation of water such as atmometers may be useful.
- However, compared to how much it costs to buy a small 1/2 lb block of chocolate normally, it turned out to be good value, and it keeps well if you store it in a cool dark place, not to mention the ease with which you can measure it out!
- Mama took some time cutting the sugar-cake and I was certain it was because she was measuring it out, making sure everyone got the same sized piece.
- I don't measure them out in coffee spoons, you know.
- 2 (assess) to measure something
againstsomethingcomparar algoshe was eager to measure herself against the opposition conalgoestaba ansiosa por enfrentarse a su contrincante or por medir armas con su contrincanteExample sentences
- Many corporations are recognizing the importance of measuring a variety of factors, says Hoog.
- It's very hard for me to measure the success of that.
- Contemporary buildings have long lost their ability to accurately measure the urban significance of what they hold.
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (be adequate)
estar a la altura de las circunstanciasto measure up
dar la talla
dar la talla
estar a la altura1.2 (take measurements)
tomar las medidas2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (take measurements of)
(cloth/wood)to measure somebody up for a suit
tomarle las medidas a alguien para un traje2.2 (assess)
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