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admeasure

[ad-mezh-er] /ædˈmɛʒ ər/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English amesuren < Middle French amesurer, with ad- replacing a-5; see measure
Related forms
admeasurer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for admeasure

admeasure

/ædˈmɛʒə/
verb
1.
to measure out (land, etc) as a share; apportion
2.
(transitive) to determine the dimensions, capacity, weight, and other details of (a vessel), as for an official registration, documentation, or yacht handicap rating
Derived Forms
admeasurement, noun
Word Origin
C14: amesuren, from Old French amesurer, from mesurer to measure; the modern form derives from ad- + measure
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