# measure-n; 8 Senses

### Sense Number 1: act of measuring

Commentary: MEASURE[+event] measuring, mensuration - The act or process of measuring

Examples:
The measurements were carefully done.
His mental measurings proved remarkably accurate.
The measurements took six days to complete.

Mappings:
PropBank: measure.01
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: criterion

Commentary: standard, touchstone - a basis for comparison, a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

Examples:
They set the measure for all subsequent work.

Mappings:
PropBank: measure.01
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: amount

Commentary: quantity - How much there is of something that you can quantify

Examples:
There was a large measure of lima beans in the bag.

Mappings:
PropBank: measure.01
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 4: actions

Commentary: step - any maneuver made as part of a progress toward a goal

Examples:
The situation called for strong measures.
The police took measures to reduce crime.

Mappings:
PropBank: measure.02
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4

### Sense Number 5: bill

Commentary: a statute in draft before it becomes law

Examples:
They held a public measure on the bill.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5

### Sense Number 6: beat

Commentary: meter, metre, cadence, beat - the accent in a metrical food of verse

Examples:
Shakespeare favored an iambic measure for his sonnets.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 6

### Sense Number 7: bar

Commentary: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

Examples:
The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 7

### Sense Number 8: ruler

Commentary: measuring stick, measuring rod - measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals, used as a reference in making measurements

Examples:
George, you should've used a measure to draw the straight lines.
The artist has unsteady hands and uses a measure to aid in all of his work.

Mappings:
PropBank: measure.01
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 8