• Noun: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; examples: "the measurements were carefully done", "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
• Noun: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; examples: "the schools comply with federal standards", "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
• Noun: how much there is of something that you can quantify
• Noun: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; examples: "the situation called for strong measures", "the police took steps to reduce crime"
• Noun: a statute in draft before it becomes law; example: "they held a public hearing on the bill"
• Noun: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
• Noun: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; example: "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
• Noun: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
• Verb: determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; example: "Measure the length of the wall"
• Verb: express as a number or measure or quantity; example: "Can you quantify your results?"
• Verb: have certain dimensions; example: "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
• Verb: place a value on; judge the worth of something; example: "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
It means that the men who hold the means of life control our lives, and, because we workingmen have tried to get some measure of justice, some measure of betterment, they deny the right of the human being to associate with his fellow.
It's easy to measure success by the number of dollars spent or by the number of programs initiated, without having too much regard for what was bought and how useful it was to the people who need it - the war fighter and the analyst.