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 for Liquid measure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liquid \Liq"uid\, n.
     1. A substance whose parts change their relative position on
        the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite
        form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid
        that is not gaseous and has a definite volume independent,
        of the container in which it is held. Liquids have a fixed
        volume at any given pressure, but their shape is
        determined by the container in which it is contained.
        Liquids, in contrast to gases, cannot expand indefinitely
        to fill an expanding container, and are only slightly
        compressible by application of pressure.
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     Note: Liquid and fluid are terms often used synonymously, but
           fluid has the broader signification. All liquids are
           fluids, but many fluids, as air and the gases, are not
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     2. (Phon.) A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or
        which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla,
        bra. M and n also are called liquids.
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     Liquid measure, a measure, or system of measuring, for
        liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  measure \meas"ure\ (m[e^]zh"[-u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F.
     mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to
     metrum poetical measure, Gr. me`tron, E. meter. Cf.
     Immense, Mensuration, Mete to measure.]
     1. A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or
        extent; an extent or quantity in the fractions or
        multiples of which anything is estimated and stated;
        hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged.
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     2. An instrument by means of which size or quantity is
        measured, as a graduated line, rod, vessel, or the like.
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              False ells and measures be brought all clean adown.
                                                    --R. of
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     3. The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according
        to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated;
        estimated extent; as, to take one's measure for a coat.
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              The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and
              broader than the sea.                 --Job xi. 9.
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     4. The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a
        quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited
        quantity or amount.
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              It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in
              three measures of meal.               --Luke xiii.
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     5. Extent or degree not excessive or beyong bounds;
        moderation; due restraint; esp. in the phrases, in
        measure; with measure; without or beyond measure.
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              Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth
              without measure.                      --Is. v. 14.
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     6. Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted
        share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due
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              Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of
              my days.                              --Ps. xxxix.
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     7. The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying
        and selling; as, to give good or full measure.
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     8. Undefined quantity; extent; degree.
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              There is a great measure of discretion to be used in
              the performance of confession.        --Jer. Taylor.
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     9. Regulated division of movement:
        (a) (Dancing) A regulated movement corresponding to the
            time in which the accompanying music is performed;
            but, especially, a slow and stately dance, like the
        (b) (Mus.) (1) The group or grouping of beats, caused by
            the regular recurrence of accented beats. (2) The
            space between two bars. See Beat, Triple,
            Quadruple, Sextuple, Compound time, under
            Compound, a., and Figure.
        (c) (Poetry) The manner of ordering and combining the
            quantities, or long and short syllables; meter;
            rhythm; hence, a foot; as, a poem in iambic measure.
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     10. (Arith.) A number which is contained in a given number a
         number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases,
         the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of
         two or more numbers; a denominator. See common
         denominator under denominator.
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     11. A step or definite part of a progressive course or
         policy; a means to an end; an act designed for the
         accomplishment of an object; as, political measures;
         prudent measures; an inefficient measure.
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               His majesty found what wrong measures he had taken
               in the conferring that trust, and lamented his
               error.                               --Clarendon.
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     12. The act of measuring; measurement. --Shak.
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     13. pl. (Geol.) Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead
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     linear measure, lineal measure, or long measure,
        measure of length; the measure of lines or distances.
     Liquid measure, the measure of liquids.
     Square measure, the measure of superficial area of surfaces
        in square units, as inches, feet, miles, etc.
     To have hard measure, to have harsh treatment meted out to
        one; to be harshly or oppressively dealt with.
     To take measures, to make preparations; to provide means.
     To take one's measure, to measure one, as for a garment;
        hence, to form an opinion of one's disposition, character,
        ability, etc.
     To tread a measure, to dance in the style so called. See 9
         (a) .
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                   Say to her, we have measured many miles
                   To tread a measure with her on this grass.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  liquid measure
      n 1: a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes
           of liquids or their containers) [syn: liquid unit,
           liquid measure]

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