metre

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See also: métré, metré, mètre, -metre, and -mètre

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmiːtə/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmiːtəɹ/, [ˈmiːɾɚ]
  • Hyphenation: me‧tre
  • Rhymes: -iːtə(r)

Etymology 1[edit]

From French mètre, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure, rule, length, size, poetic metre). Doublet of metron.

Noun[edit]

metre (plural metres)

  1. The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités), equal to the distance travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299 792 458 seconds. The metre is equal to 39+47127 (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
    • 1797, The Monthly magazine and British register, No. 3
      The measures of length above the metre are ten times ... greater than the metre.
    • 1873, The Young Englishwoman, April
      A dress length of 8 metres of the best quality costs 58 francs.
    • 1928, The Observer, April 15
      The 12-metre yachts ... can be sailed efficiently with four paid hands.
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(Metric scale)


Descendants[edit]
  • Tok Pisin: mita
  • Burmese: မီတာ (mita)
  • Chinese: 米突 (mǐtū, mǐtú)
  • Japanese: メーター (mētā)
  • Korean: 미터 (miteo) (South Korea), 메터 (meteo) (North Korea, China)
  • Maori: mita
  • Swahili: mita
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metre” in the Collins English Dictionary

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Verb[edit]

metre (third-person singular simple present metres, present participle metring, simple past and past participle metred)

  1. (Britain, rare) Alternative spelling of meter
Usage notes[edit]

The standard spelling of the verb meaning to measure is meter throughout the English-speaking world. The use of the spelling metre for this sense (outside music and poetry) is possibly a misspelling.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English, from Latin metrum, from Ancient Greek See #Etymology 1

Noun[edit]

metre (plural metres) (Britain, Canada)

  1. The rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.
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Verb[edit]

metre (third-person singular simple present metres, present participle metring, simple past and past participle metred)

  1. (poetry, music) To put into metrical form.
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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French mètre.

Noun[edit]

metre m (plural metres)

  1. metre, meter (unit of measure, 100 cm)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Occitan metre, from Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō. Compare Occitan metre, French mettre, Spanish meter.

Verb[edit]

metre (first-person singular present meto, past participle mes)

  1. to put, to place
  2. to set
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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan metre, from Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō. Attested from the 12th century.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

metre

  1. (transitive) to put, to place

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Diccionari General de la Lenga Occitana, L’Academia occitana – Consistòri del Gai Saber, 2008-2016, page 376.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

Verb[edit]

metre

  1. to put, to place

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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Turkish[edit]

metre

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mètre.

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Noun[edit]

metre (definite accusative metreyi, plural metreler)

  1. metre, meter (unit of measure, 100 cm)
  2. rule, folding rule