2. [sing.] a particular amount of sth, especially a fairly large amount (= degree)
- A measure of technical knowledge is desirable in this job.
- She achieved some measure of success with her first book.
4. N-SING : N of n | A measure of a particular quality, feeling, or activity is a fairly large amount of it.[FORMAL]
- The colonies were claiming a larger measure of self-government.
- That is a measure of how bad things have become at the bank.
- Power is in some measure an act of will.