measured [mezh-erd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- ascertained or apportioned by measure: The race was over the course of a measured mile.
- accurately regulated or proportioned.
- regular or uniform, as in movement; rhythmical: to walk with measured strides.
- deliberate and restrained; careful; carefully weighed or considered: measured language; measured terms.
- in the form of meter or verse; metrical.
Origin of measured Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at measure, -ed2 Related formsmeas·ured·ly, adverbmeas·ured·ness, nounwell-meas·ured, adjective Examples from the Web for well-measured Historical Examples of well-measured
Harry, whose tuneful and well-measured notes First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent.
John F. Runciman
Every line is the expression of a calm, determined purpose, buoyant in its own well-measured, well-disciplined confidence.
The banished Exilarch Ukba frequently met him, and greeted and praised him in well-measured Arabic verses.
British Dictionary definitions for well-measured measured adjective
- determined by measurement
- slow, stately, or leisurely
- carefully considered; deliberate
Derived Formsmeasuredly, adverbmeasuredness, noun Word Origin and History for well-measured measured adj.
late 14c., “deliberate, restrained,” adjective from past participle of measure (v.). Meaning “uniform, regular” is from c.1400.