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  • Measure for Measure — Facsimile of the title page of Measure for Measure from the First Folio, published in 1623 Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was (and continues to be) classified as comedy, but …   Wikipedia

  • Measure for Measure — a comedy (1604) by Shakespeare. * * * ▪ work by Shakespeare  a “dark” comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written about 1603–04 and published in the First Folio of 1623 from a transcript of an authorial draft. The… …   Universalium

  • measure for measure — Synonyms and related words: alternation, amends, atonement, balancing, battledore and shuttlecock, blow for blow, commutation, compensation, cooperation, counteraction, counterbalancing, counterchange, cross fire, defensibility, drumhead justice …   Moby Thesaurus

  • measure — n 1. measurement, mensuration, met age. See measurement(def.1). 2. size, dimensions, proportions, expanse, extent, scope, range, spread, area; magnitude, amplitude, mass, bulk, volume; weight, quantity, capacity; bounds, duration, sum, aggregate; …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • give-and-take — Synonyms and related words: abatement of differences, accommodation, adjustment, agency, alternation, arrangement, badinage, balance, ballast, banter, bargain, barter, bartering, battledore and shuttlecock, boomerang, brokerage, buying and… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • measure — meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a fixed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measure — [mezh′ər] n. [ME mesure < OFr < L mensura < mensus, pp. of metiri, to measure < IE base * mē , to measure > MEAL1, Sans mātrā, a measure, Gr metron] 1. the extent, dimensions, capacity, etc. of anything, esp. as determined by a… …   English World 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 — 1 noun 1 OFFICIAL ACTION (C) an official action that is intended to deal with a particular problem: Stronger measures are needed to combat crime. 2 half measures things done to deal with a difficult situation that are not effective or firm enough …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • measure — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 official action to deal with a problem ADJECTIVE ▪ appropriate, effective, necessary, practical ▪ We urge you to adopt all necessary measures to guarantee people s safety. ▪ key …   Collocations dictionary

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