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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mezh-er]
    • /ædˈmɛʒ ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mezh-er]
    • /ædˈmɛʒ ər/

Definitions of admeasure word

  • verb admeasure to measure out (land, etc) as a share; apportion 3
  • verb admeasure to determine the dimensions, capacity, weight, and other details of (a vessel), as for an official registration, documentation, or yacht handicap rating 3
  • verb transitive admeasure to measure out shares of; apportion 3
  • verb with object admeasure to measure off or out; apportion. 1
  • verb with object admeasure Nautical. to measure the dimensions and capacity of a vessel, as for official registration. 1
  • noun admeasure (transitive) To measure. 1

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Origin of admeasure

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English amesuren < Middle French amesurer, with ad- replacing a-5; see measure

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Parts of speech for Admeasure


admeasure popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

admeasure usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for admeasure

verb admeasure

  • distribute — to divide and give out in shares; deal out; allot.
  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  • ration — a fixed allowance of provisions or food, especially for soldiers or sailors or for civilians during a shortage: a daily ration of meat and bread.
  • share — a plowshare.
  • allocate — If one item or share of something is allocated to a particular person or for a particular purpose, it is given to that person or used for that purpose.

Antonyms for admeasure

verb admeasure

  • collect — If you collect a number of things, you bring them together from several places or from several people.
  • gather — to bring together into one group, collection, or place: to gather firewood; to gather the troops.
  • hold — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
  • keep — to hold or retain in one's possession; hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.
  • maintain — to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain: to maintain good relations with neighboring countries.

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