There are 2 translations of measure in Spanish:

measure1

Pronunciation: /ˈmeʒər; ˈmeʒə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 u (system) medida (f) liquid/dry measure medida para líquidos/áridos beyond measure [literario/literary] inconmensurable [literario/literary] 1.2, , , , , , c (unit) medida (f), unidad (f) 1.3 c u (amount) cantidad (f) mix equal measures of flour and sugar mezclar harina y azúcar en cantidades iguales I wasn't given full measure no me dieron lo que (me) merecía with a (certain) measure of success con cierto éxito they were granted a considerable measure of autonomy se les concedió un grado considerable de autonomía in some measure [formal] en cierta medida in large o great o no small measure [formal] en gran medida, en gran parte for good measure take two for good measure lleva dos por si acaso or para que no vaya a faltar she threw in an extra one for good measure me dio una de regalo or (AmL tb) de ñapa or (CS, Per tb) de yapa 1.4 c u (size) (BrE) medida (f) he had it made to measure se lo mandó hacer a (la) medida the true measure of the problem la verdadera magnitud or envergadura del problema to have the measure of sth/sb fortunately I had his measure o the measure of him por suerte yo ya lo tenía calado [familiar/colloquial] I think I have the measure of it now creo que le he agarrado la onda or (Esp) cogido el tranquillo [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 c 2.1 (device) medida (f) a pint/yard measure una medida de una pinta/yarda 2.2 (indicator, yardstick) (no pl) indicador (m) this will give you a measure of the problem esto te dará una idea de la magnitud or la envergadura del problema
  • 3 c (step) medida (f) to take measures to + inf tomar medidas para + inf we'll have to take drastic measures to prevent it tendremos que tomar medidas drásticas para impedirlo

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There are 2 translations of measure in Spanish:

measure2

vt

  • 1 1.1 [length/speed/waist] medir* he went to be measured for a suit fue a que le tomaran las medidas para un traje to measure one's length (on the ground) medir* el suelo (con el cuerpo) he measured his length on the ground se cayó cuan largo era, midió el suelo (con el cuerpo) 1.2 (mark off, count) medir* he measured 6oz of flour pesó 6 onzas de harina
  • 2 (assess) calcular, evaluar* to measure sth against sth comparar algo con algo she was eager to measure herself against the opposition estaba ansiosa por enfrentarse a su contrincante or por medir armas con su contrincante

vi

  • medir* it measures 10ft across mide or tiene 10 pies de ancho what does it measure? ¿cuánto mide?

Phrasal verbs

measure off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[length/area] medir*

measure out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[length] medir*; [weight] pesar

measure up

v + adv 1.1 (be adequate) estar* a la altura de las circunstancias, dar* la talla to measure up to sth estar* a la altura de algo 1.2 (take measurements) tomar las medidas 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (take measurements of) [cloth/wood] medir* to measure sb up for a suit tomarle las medidas a algn para un traje 2.2 (assess) [situation/possibilities] juzgar*

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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).