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What does "measure" mean?

 
 
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2015 12:10 pm
It sounds to mean "get by pursuit/by effort". But it seems no dictionary agrees with me.

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2015 01:12 pm
@oristarA,
Ori, bet you'll find it somewhere here

http://onelook.com/?w=measure&ls=a

....but forgive my laziness won't you

...meanwhile your guess sounds good. Some of us are honestly impressed by your efforts to learn our jerky language
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2015 03:18 pm
@oristarA,

quantify.
oristarA
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2015 10:25 pm
@McTag,
McTag wrote:


quantify.



Yeah, MacMillan gives me these and I don't know which one is suitable for the context:

verb
▸to find the exact size, amount, speed, etc. of something using a special tool or special equipment more...
▸to find the size of someone’s body in order to buy or make clothes for them more...
▸to be a particular size more...
▸to form an opinion about how good or bad something is more...

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It seems none.
oristarA
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2015 10:26 pm
@dalehileman,
I've usually checked out my dictionaries before posting here, Dale. Wink
khajilalajari
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 12:34 am
@oristarA,
Measure mean :- quantity & amount
oristarA
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 12:54 am
@khajilalajari,
khajilalajari wrote:

Measure mean :- quantity & amount


Intense love does not quantity? Is the grammar proper?
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 01:46 am
@oristarA,

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It seems none.


Don't forget this is a semi-poetic usage, a figurative one.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was nuts, anyway.

To understand what she meant, think "assess, question, examine, quantify."

An interesting book, on a generally related topic: "Being There", by a chap whose name begins with a K.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 11:56 am
@oristarA,
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I've usually checked out my dictionaries before posting here, Dale
Alas Ori forgive
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