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measured (comparative more measured, superlative most measured)

  1. That has been determined by measurement.
    He ran over a measured mile.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, [], OCLC 16832619, page 16:
      Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
  2. Deliberate but restrained.
    He argued in measured tones.
    • Dolores Cannon, Conversations with Nostradamus, chapter 1, page 8
      This procedure was very tedious for me. Although she was definitely in a somnambulistic state, her answers were coming very slowly with carefully measured caution.
  3. (of poetry etc.) Rhythmically written in meter; metrical.



  1. simple past tense and past participle of measure