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Units for measuring weight, area or volume

acre

noun

a unit for measuring the surface area of land, equal to 4,047 square metres

are

noun

a unit for measuring area in the metric system. One are is equal to 100 square metres.

area

noun

the amount of space that the surface of a place or shape covers. Area is expressed in square units, such as square kilometres or square miles

BMI

noun

body mass index: a measurement of the amount of fat in someone’s body, calculated by dividing their weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared

bushel

noun

a unit for measuring grain, vegetables etc equal to 36.4 litres in the UK or 35.24 litres in the US

carat

noun

a unit for measuring the weight of diamonds and other jewels. It is equal to 0.2 grams

centigram

noun

a unit for measuring weight in the metric system. There are 100 centigrams in one gram.

ct

abbreviation

carat

cu.

abbreviation

cubic

cubic

adjective

cubic units are used for measuring volume (=the amount of space in an object)

cubic

adjective

measured in cubic units

cwt

abbreviation

hundredweight

footage

noun

the size of the area covered by a building, especially a shop, measured in square feet

g

abbreviation

gram

gr.

abbreviation

gram

grain

noun

an old unit for measuring weight, equal to 0.065 gram

gram

noun

a unit for measuring weight in the metric system. There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram.

gramme

another spelling of gram

ha

abbreviation

hectare

hectare

noun

a unit for measuring an area of land, equal to 10,000 square metres

hundredweight

noun

a unit for measuring weight that is equal to 112 pounds or 50.8 kilograms

hundredweight

noun

a unit for measuring weight that is equal to 100 pounds or 45.36 kilograms

kg

abbreviation

kilogram

kilo

noun

a kilogram

kilogram

noun

a unit for measuring weight in the metric system, containing 1000 grams. The written abbreviation is kg.

lb

abbreviation

pound: a unit for measuring weight, equal to 0.454 kilograms

metric ton

noun

a unit for measuring weight, containing 1000 kilograms

mg

abbreviation

milligram

milligram

noun

a unit for measuring weight in the metric system. There are 1000 milligrams in one gram.

ounce

noun

a unit for measuring weight, equal to 28.35 grams. The written abbreviation for ounce is oz

oz

abbreviation

ounce

peck

noun

a unit for measuring the amount of something dry such as grain or fruit, containing eight quarts

pound

noun

a unit for measuring weight, used in several countries including the US and the UK, containing 16 ounces and equal to 0.454 kilograms. Its written abbreviation is lb.

quarter

noun

a unit for measuring weight, containing four ounces and equal to 0.113 kilograms

seer

noun

a former unit of weight in India equal to about 0.9 kilograms

square

adjective

square units are used for measuring the area of something

st

abbreviation

stones

stone

noun

a unit for measuring weight containing 14 pounds, equal to 6.35 kilograms. This is used especially when talking about someone’s weight

ton

noun

a unit for measuring weight, containing 2,240 pounds and equal to 1,016 kilograms

ton

noun

a unit for measuring weight, containing 2,000 pounds and equal to 907 kilograms

tonne

noun

a unit for measuring weight, equal to 1,000 kilograms. A tonne is also called a metric ton

troy weight

noun

a system for measuring the weight of jewels and metals such as gold and silver

wt

abbreviation

weight

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