- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɛʒəd/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɛʒɚd/
- (regional US) IPA(key): /ˈmeɪʒɚd/
- Hyphenation: meas‧ured
measured (comparative more measured, superlative most measured)
- That has been determined by measurement.
- He ran over a measured mile.
- 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate […], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], →OCLC, 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.
- Deliberate but restrained.
- He argued in measured tones.
- 1989, 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.
- (of poetry etc.) Rhythmically written in meter; metrical.
deliberate but restrained
- simple past tense and past participle of measure