meter

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See also: Meter, -meter, and méter

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • metre (Commonwealth English for noun senses 4 to 7, rare for other senses)

Etymology[edit]

From French mètre, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure)

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Noun[edit]

meter (plural meters)

  1. (always meter) A device that measures things.
  2. A parking meter.
  3. (dated) One who metes or measures.
    a labouring coal-meter
  4. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre) The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
    • 2013 May-June, William E. Conner, “An Acoustic Arms Race”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 206-7: 
      Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.
  5. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre) (music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
  6. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre, prosody) The rhythm pattern in a poem.
  7. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre) A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.
  8. (obsolete) A poem.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robynson (More's Utopia) to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

meter (third-person singular simple present meters, present participle metering, simple past and past participle metered)

  1. to measure with a metering device.
  2. to imprint a postage mark with a postage meter

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Aragonese[edit]

Verb[edit]

meter

  1. to put

Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

meter c (definite singular meteren, indefinite plural meter, definite plural meterne)

  1. a metre, or meter (US) (SI unit of measurement)

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From meten +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

meter m (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. measurer (person who measures something)
  2. meter (device that measures things or indicates a physical quantity)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French mètre.

Noun[edit]

meter m (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. meter, metre (unit of distance)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

meter f (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. godmother

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

Verb[edit]

meter

  1. to put, place

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

mēter

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of mētor

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

meter m (definite singular meteren, indefinite plural meter, definite plural meterne)

  1. a metre, or meter (US) (SI unit of length)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

meter m (definite singular meteren, indefinite plural meter, definite plural meterane or metrane)

  1. a metre, or meter (US) (SI unit of length)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese meter, from Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō (I send, I put), from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂-, *mith₂- (to exchange, remove).

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Verb[edit]

meter (first-person singular present indicative meto, past participle metido)

  1. to put
  2. to insert
  3. (reflexive) to meddle, interfere

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō (I send, I put).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [me̞ˈte̞ɾ]

Verb[edit]

meter (first-person singular present meto, first-person singular preterite metí, past participle metido)

  1. to put, to insert
  2. (reflexive) to meddle, interfere

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Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

meter c

  1. a metre; the SI-unit
  2. (music) Rhythm or measure in verse
  3. a meter; a device that measures things.

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Indefinite form plural could also be metrar/metrars


Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

meter

  1. meter

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