be a measure of something


be a measure of something
be a measure of something phrase
to show how good a particular quality is

The huge volume of mail is a measure of her popularity.

Thesaurus: to be a feature or example of somethingsynonym
Main entry: measure

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (the) full measure of something — the full measure of something formal phrase all of something, or something at its strongest, most powerful etc We were treated to the full measure of her anger. Thesaurus: everything and including everythingsynonym Main entry: measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the measure of something — get/take the measure of (someone/something) have the measure of (someone/something) to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them. We got the measure of the opposition in the first half and set about beating… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the measure of something — get/take the measure of (someone/something) have the measure of (someone/something) to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them. We got the measure of the opposition in the first half and set about beating… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have the measure of something — have the measure of (someone/something) slightly formal to understand what someone or something is like and to know how to deal with them. What was clear was that the president no longer had the measure of his country s problems. I don t think… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the measure of something — take the measure of (someone/something) to make a judgment or form an opinion about someone or something. She quietly observed him, taking the measure of this man she had heard so much about …   New idioms dictionary

  • the full measure of something — formal all of something, or something at its strongest, most powerful etc We were treated to the full measure of her anger …   English dictionary

  • be a measure of something — to show how good a particular quality is The huge volume of mail is a measure of her popularity …   English dictionary

  • measure off — ˌmeasure ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they measure off he/she/it measures off present participle measuring off past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • measure — mea|sure1 W2S2 [ˈmeʒə US ər] v 1.) [T] to find the size, length, or amount of something, using standard units such as ↑inches, metres etc ▪ The rainfall was measured over a three month period. measure sb for sth (=measure someone in order to make …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • measure — meas|ure1 [ meʒər ] noun count *** ▸ 1 action to achieve something ▸ 2 amount (not large/small) ▸ 3 way of judging something ▸ 4 unit of measurement ▸ 5 section of music ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an action that is intended to achieve or deal with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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