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meas·ured

 (mĕzh′ərd)
adj.
1. Determined by measurement: The measured distance was less than a mile.
2. Careful; restrained: spoke in measured words.
3. Calculated; deliberate: with measured irony.
4. Regular in rhythm and number: "A clock struck slowly in the house with a measured, solemn chime" (Thomas Wolfe).
5. Slow and stately.
6. Written in meter.
7. Music Mensural.

meas′ured·ly adv.
meas′ured·ness n.

measured

(ˈmɛʒəd)
adj
1. determined by measurement
2. slow, stately, or leisurely
3. carefully considered; deliberate
ˈmeasuredly adv
ˈmeasuredness n

meas•ured

(ˈmɛʒ ərd)

adj.
1. ascertained or apportioned by measure.
2. accurately regulated or proportioned.
3. regular or uniform, as in movement; rhythmical.
4. deliberate and restrained: measured terms.
[1350–1400]
meas′ured•ly, adv.
meas′ured•ness, n.

measured

  • Apgar score - A measure of a baby's well-being taking into consideration respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell (named for American anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar).
  • datum line - The horizontal or base line, from which the heights of points are reckoned or measured, as in the plan of a railway, etc.
  • scantling - Means "measured or prescribed size" or a "set of standard dimensions."
  • military time - Time measured on a 24-hour scale of 0100-2400 hours.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.measured - having notes of fixed rhythmic valuemeasured - having notes of fixed rhythmic value
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
2.measured - the rhythmic arrangement of syllablesmeasured - the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
rhythmic, rhythmical - recurring with measured regularity; "the rhythmic chiming of church bells"- John Galsworthy; "rhythmical prose"
3.measured - carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
intended - resulting from one's intentions; "your intended trip abroad"; "an intended insult"
4.measured - unhurried and with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
unhurried - relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice"

measured

adjective
1. steady, even, slow, regular, dignified, stately, solemn, leisurely, sedate, unhurried They have to proceed at a measured pace.
2. considered, planned, reasoned, studied, calculated, deliberate, sober, premeditated, well-thought-out Her more measured approach will appeal to voters.
3. quantified, standard, exact, regulated, precise, gauged, verified, predetermined, modulated Is the difference in measured intelligence genetic or environmental?

measured

adjective
1. Careful and slow in acting, moving, or deciding:
2. Marked by a regular rhythm:
Translations

measured

[ˈmeʒəd] ADJ [tread, pace] → acompasado; [tone, way of talking, statement] → mesurado, comedido

measured

[ˈmɛʒərd] adj [tone, response] → mesuré(e)

measured

adj treadgemessen (liter); tonebedacht, bedächtig; wordswohlüberlegt, durchdacht; approach, responsemaßvoll; he walked with measured stepser ging gemessenen Schrittes (liter); at a measured pacein gemäßigtem Tempo; he is becoming calmer and more measureder wird ruhiger und bedächtiger

measured

[ˈmɛʒəd] adjmisurato/a
References in classic literature ?
They walked slowly, the Doctor with a heavy, measured tread and his hands behind him; Edna, in an absent-minded way, as she had walked one night at Grand Isle, as if her thoughts had gone ahead of her and she was striving to overtake them.
Here are words which, uttered, or rather thundered, with proper emphasis, and in measured time, shall quiet the most unruly temper:
With this measured, but not exactly cold assurance of a hospitable purpose, Hepzibah kissed her cheek.
Measured by the prisoner's experience, however, it might be reckoned a journey of some length; for haughty as her demeanour was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung into the street for them all to spurn and trample upon.
I had not suspected in advance that her comfortable face would pull me up, and I somehow measured the importance of what I had seen by my thus finding myself hesitate to mention it.
I paused, and stood over that cowering lad a whole minute in awful silence; then, in a voice deep, measured, charged with doom, I began, and rose by dramatically graded stages to my colossal climax, which I delivered in as sublime and noble a way as ever I did such a thing in my life: "Go back and tell the king that at that hour I will smother the whole world in the dead blackness of midnight; I will blot out the sun, and he shall never shine again; the fruits of the earth shall rot for lack of light and warmth, and the peoples of the earth shall famish and die, to the last man
No, it came still nearer; was it the measured tramp of a marching troop?
A measured, muffled snore issued from Aunt Polly's chamber.
The coffee pot was scalding, the coffee was measured out in a bowl, and broken eggshells for the settling process were standing near.
I have been frequently asked, when a slave, if I had a kind master, and do not remember ever to have given a negative answer; nor did I, in pursuing this course, consider myself as uttering what was absolutely false; for I always measured the kind- ness of my master by the standard of kindness set up among slaveholders around us.
In that very room she had been measured last September, with her two friends.
We measured the dining-room, and found it would hold exactly eighteen couple, and the affair was arranged precisely after my plan.