2011년 7월 12일 화요일

Dic: measure as a noun meaning amount

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.
...... OALD

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.
5. N-SING : N of n/wh | If you say that one aspect of a situation is a measure of that situation, you mean that it shows that the situation is very serious or has developed to a very great extent.
  • That is a measure of how bad things have become at the bank.
13. PHRASE : PHR with cl | If something is true in some measure or in large measure, it is partly or mostly true.[FORMAL]
  • Power is in some measure an act of will.
...... Cobuild

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