measure

  1. a statute in draft before it becomes law

    Synonyms : bill
    Type Of : instrument, legal instrument, official document, legal document
  2. how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

    Synonyms : amount, quantity
    Type Of : abstract entity, abstraction
  3. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

    Synonyms : criterion, standard, touchstone
    Type Of : metric, system of measurement
    Examples :
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  4. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

    Synonyms : step
    Type Of : tactical manoeuvre, manoeuvre, maneuver, tactical maneuver
    Examples :
    • the situation called for strong measures
  5. determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

    Synonyms : measure out, mensurate
    Type Of : determine, make up one's mind, decide
  6. the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

    Synonyms : measurement, measuring, mensuration
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • the measurements were carefully done
  7. express as a number or measure or quantity

    Synonyms : quantify
    Type Of : express, carry, convey
  8. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

    Synonyms : beat, cadence, meter, metre
    Type Of : prosody, rhythmic pattern, poetic rhythm
  9. measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

    Synonyms : measuring rod, measuring stick
    Type Of : measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
  10. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

    Synonyms : bar
    Type Of : musical notation
  11. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    Synonyms : appraise, assess, evaluate, valuate, value
    Type Of : judge, evaluate, pass judgment
  12. a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance

    Type Of : container
  13. have certain dimensions

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches

memorial

  1. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

    Synonyms : monument
    Type Of : construction, structure
  2. a recognition of meritorious service

    Synonyms : commemoration, remembrance
    Type Of : recognition, credit
  3. a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

    Type Of : substance, subject matter, message, content

mason

  1. English film actor (1909-1984)

    Synonyms : james mason, james neville mason
  2. a craftsman who works with stone or brick

    Synonyms : stonemason
    Type Of : craftsman, artificer, artisan, journeyman
  3. English writer (1865-1948)

    Synonyms : a. e. w. mason, alfred edward woodley mason
  4. American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)

    Synonyms : george mason
  5. a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love

    Synonyms : freemason
    Type Of : brother

masterpiece

  1. the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman

    Synonyms : chef-d'oeuvre
    Type Of : piece of work, work
  2. an outstanding achievement

    Type Of : accomplishment, achievement

merchandising

  1. the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money

    Synonyms : marketing, selling
    Type Of : commercialism, commerce, mercantilism

maraud

  1. a sudden short attack

    Synonyms : foray, raid
    Type Of : penetration, incursion
  2. raid and rove in search of booty

    Type Of : raid, foray into
    Examples :
    • marauding rebels overran the countryside

midwifery

  1. the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

    Synonyms : ob, obstetrics, tocology
    Type Of : medical specialty, medicine
  2. assisting women at childbirth

    Type Of : delivery, obstetrical delivery

mediterranean

  1. the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia

    Synonyms : mediterranean sea
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea

malfunction

  1. fail to function or function improperly

    Synonyms : misfunction
    Antonyms : function
    Type Of : conk out, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad, die, break, break down
    Examples :
    • the coffee maker malfunctioned
  2. a failure to function normally

    Type Of : failure

made

  1. produced by a manufacturing process

    Examples :
    • bought some made goods at the local store; rope and nails
  2. successful or assured of success

    Examples :
    • now I am a made man forever
  3. (of a bed) having the sheets and blankets set in order

    Antonyms : unmade
    Examples :
    • a neatly made bed