meter

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See also: Meter, -meter, and méter

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mètre, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meter (plural meters)

  1. (always meter) A device that measures things.
  2. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.
    gas meter (also falls under sense 1)
  3. (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.
    a labouring coal-meter
  4. (chiefly American spelling, 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”, in 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 American spelling, elsewhere metre) (music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
  6. (chiefly American spelling, elsewhere metre, prosody) The rhythm pattern in a poem.
  7. (chiefly American spelling, 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
  3. to regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath)

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

Verb[edit]

meter

  1. to put

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Noun[edit]

meter c (singular definite meteren, plural indefinite meter)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Borrowed from French mètre.

Noun[edit]

meter m (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. meter, metre (unit of distance)
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: meter
  • Indonesian: meter

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch meter, from metrijn, from Latin matrīna.

Noun[edit]

meter f (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. godmother
    Synonyms: peettante, petemoei

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese meter, from Latin mittō, mittēre (to send, put), probably from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂-, *mith₂- (to exchange, remove).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) to put
  2. (transitive) to insert
  3. (transitive) to bring in
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to meddle, interfere
  5. (transitive) to deliver
    Meteulle unha patada.He delivered him a kick.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • meter” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • meter” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • meter” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • meter” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛ.tər]
  • Hyphenation: mè‧têr

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch meter, meten from Middle Dutch mēten, from Old Dutch metan, from Proto-Germanic *metaną, from Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure). Doublet of metrum.

Noun[edit]

mètêr (plural, first-person possessive meterku, second-person possessive metermu, third-person possessive meternya)

  1. meter, a device that measures things.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch meter, from French mètre, from Latin metrum, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure). Doublet of metrum.

Noun[edit]

mètêr (plural, first-person possessive meterku, second-person possessive metermu, third-person possessive meternya)

  1. meter, metre, the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

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Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch meter, from Middle Dutch meter, from metrijn, from Latin matrīna.

Noun[edit]

mètêr (plural, first-person possessive meterku, second-person possessive metermu, third-person possessive meternya)

  1. godmother.

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Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

Verb[edit]

meter

  1. to put, place

Conjugation[edit]

  • Ladin conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

mēter

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of mētor

Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mètre, from Latin metrum (a measure), from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron).

Noun[edit]

meter m (plural meter)

  1. meter (unit of measure)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

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]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to put
  2. to insert
  3. (reflexive) to meddle, interfere
  4. (vulgar) to fuck, to screw

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Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:meter.


Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meter m

  1. meter, metre (unit of length)

Further reading[edit]

  • meter in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Noun[edit]

meter m

  1. meter, metre (unit of length)

Further reading[edit]

  • meter”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meˈteɾ/, [meˈt̪eɾ]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to put, to insert
  2. to score (sports)
    meter un golto score a goal
  3. to make (noise)
  4. to cram, to stuff, to stick, to shove
  5. (reflexive) to meddle, interfere

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Usage notes[edit]

Indefinite form plural could also be metrar/metrars

Declension[edit]

Declension of meter 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative meter metern meter meterna
Genitive meters meterns meters meternas

Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

meter

  1. meter

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