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Noun: meter  mee-tu(r)
  1. Any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
     
  2. [US] The basic unit of length adopted under the Système International d'Unités (approximately 1.094 yards)
    - metre [Brit, Cdn], m
     
  3. [US] (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    - metre [Brit, Cdn], measure, beat, cadence
     
  4. [US] Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
    - metre [Brit, Cdn], time
Verb: meter  mee-tu(r)
  1. Measure with a meter
    "meter the flow of water"
     
  2. Stamp with a meter indicating the postage
    "meter the mail"

Sounds like: metal, meteter, m

Derived forms: metered, meters, metering

Type of: measure, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, metric linear unit, poetic rhythm, prosody, quantify, quantitate, rhythmic pattern, rhythmicity, stamp

Part of: dam, decameter [US], decametre [Brit, Cdn], dekameter [US], dekametre [Cdn], dkm

Encyclopedia: Meter, Virginia