Definition of "Measure" :
noun: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
noun: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
"The situation called for strong measures."
noun: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
"The measurements were carefully done."
noun: a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
noun: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
noun: a statute in draft before it becomes law
noun: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
noun: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
noun: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
"They set the measure for all subsequent work."
verb: express as a number or measure or quantity
verb: determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
"Measure the length of the wall."
verb: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
verb: have certain dimensions
"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches."