Definition of measles:
- A contagious febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually decline; rubeola.
- A disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm.
- A disease of trees.
- Leprosy; also, a leper.
- The larvae of any tapeworm ( Taenia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also bladder worms.
- "The Ball and The Cross", G.K. Chesterton.
- "Love Eternal", H. Rider Haggard.
- "The Fruit of the Tree", Edith Wharton.