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dry measure

n.
A system of units for measuring dry commodities such as grains, fruits, and vegetables.

dry measure

n
(Units) a unit or a system of units for measuring dry goods, such as fruit, grains, etc

dry′ meas′ure


n.
the system of volumetric units used in measuring dry commodities, as grain.
[1680–90]

dry measure

A system of units for measuring dry commodities, such as grains, fruits, and vegetables.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry measure - a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)dry measure - a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
ardeb - a unit of dry measure used in Egypt
epha, ephah - an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel
United States dry unit - a unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System
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dry measure

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Measurements in recipes are standard, with a metric conversion chart for liquid and dry measures on the final page.
Although dry measures were not standardized, three seahs equaled one ephah, which may be estimated at between twenty and twenty-four quarts, or about one-third of a bushel!
The Bible states, in Leviticus: "Just scales, just weights, just dry measures, and just liquid measures you shall have" (19:35-36).