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Definitions of meter

  1. measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the basic unit of length adopted under the System International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. One who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal-meter. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Alt. of Metre Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An instrument for measuring and recording the quantity measured; as, a gas meter, etc.; the unit of length in the metric system, equal to 39.37 inches; arrangement of syllables in verse; rhythm; poetical measure. Also, metre. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. One who or that which measures, esp. an apparatus for measuring gas. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Rhythmical arrangement of syllables, as in poetry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. An instrument for measuring fluids, gases, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The fundamental unit of length in the metric system; 39.37 inches. See METRIC SYSTEM. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One who or that which mesurea, See Metre. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An instrument that measures, as gas-meter; metestick, on shipboard, a measure used to preserve proper levels in storing the cargo. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A measure-see mete. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Poetical measure-see metre. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for meter

  1. " I cannot believe that meter will be employed to any considerable extent in the drama of the near future, for the poetic intentions of the future cannot be reconciled with it," so Ibsen declared in 1883, thus passing judgment on 'Love's Comedy. – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  2. " About half a meter deep," he murmured. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
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