admeasure

admeasure

[ad-mezh-er]
verb (used with object), admeasured, admeasuring.
1.
to measure off or out; apportion.
2.
Nautical. to measure the dimensions and capacity of a vessel, as for official registration.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English amesuren < Middle French amesurer, with ad- replacing a-5; see measure

admeasurer, noun
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admeasure (ædˈmɛʒə)
 
vb
1.  to measure out (land, etc) as a share; apportion
2.  (tr) to determine the dimensions, capacity, weight, and other details of (a vessel), as for an official registration, documentation, or yacht handicap rating
 
[C14: amesuren, from Old French amesurer, from mesurer to measure; the modern form derives from ad- + measure]
 
ad'measurement
 
n

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