Translation of measure in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable (system) liquid/dry measurebeyond measure [literary]medida para líquidos/áridosExample 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.
I wasn't given full measuremezclar harina y azúcar en cantidades igualeswith a (certain) measure of successno me dieron lo que (me) merecíathey were granted a considerable measure of autonomycon cierto éxitoin some measure [formal]se les concedió un grado considerable de autonomíain large o great o no small measure [formal]en cierta medidafor good measuretake two for good measureen gran medidaen gran parteshe threw in an extra one for good measurelleva dos por si acaso or para que no vaya a faltarme 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)
- 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.
(British English)he had it made to measurethe true measure of the problemse lo mandó hacer a (la) medidato have the measure of something/somebodyfortunately I had his measure o the measure of himla verdadera magnitud or envergadura del problemaI think I have the measure of it nowpor suerte yo ya lo tenía calado [colloquial]creo que le he agarrado la onda or (Spain) cogido el tranquillo [colloquial]
- Don't let the late-night munchies make you pay £1.50 for a Mars bar or £6 for a single measure of spirits.
- 2 countable 2.1 (device) a pint/yard measure2.2 (indicator, yardstick) (no plural) this will give you a measure of the problemuna medida de una pinta/yardaesto 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 +
infinitivewe'll have to take drastic measures to prevent ittomar medidas para + 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) (Literat) 4.2 countable or uncountable (beat) (Literat)Example sentences4.3 countable
(American English) (Music)Example sentences4.4 countable (dance) [archaic or liter]to tread a measure
- 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.
- 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 suitto measure one's length (on the ground)fue a que le tomaran las medidas para un trajehe measured his length on the groundmedir el suelo (con el cuerpo)1.2 (mark off, count) he measured 6oz of flourmidió el suelo (con el cuerpo)pesó 6 onzas de harinaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 (assess) to measure something
againstsomethingshe was eager to measure herself against the oppositioncomparar algo 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)
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