Measure and Number


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Measure noun – A given or particular mass or aggregate of matter.
Usage example: each day prisoners were given only a small measure of rice to live on

Number and measure are semantically related in amount topic. In some cases you can use "Number" instead the word "Measure" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: measured, measurement, measureless, measuring, measurable
Synonyms for Measure


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Number verb – To have a total of.
Usage example: the full-time staff numbers 30 people

Measure and number are semantically related in quantity topic. Sometimes you can use "Measure" instead the word "Number" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: numberless, numbered, numbering
Synonyms for Number

How words are described

good good measure good number
equal equal measure equal number
certain certain measure certain number
fair fair measure fair number
Other adjectives: small, actual, large, great, new, final, limited, last, insane, available.

Common collocations

impact measure impact number impact
magic measure magic number magic

Both words in one sentence

  • Hardcore players and tournaments usually ignored this number, preferring instead to measure performance by the number of "perfects" one scored overall.
  • Music / John Mackey Uncommon Time: A good number of his pieces have been known to alternate time signatures every measure, usually between something common and something uncommon.
  • Roleplay / Destroy The Godmodder Major entities measure almost in the hundreds, and all in all, the total number of summons may measure well over a thousand.
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