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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Meter, and -meter

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English

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Alternative spellings

  • metre (for noun senses 3 to 5)

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
meter

Plural
meters

meter (plural meters)

  1. (always meter) A device that measures things.
  2. A parking meter.
  3. (chiefly US) (elsewhere metre) The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
  4. (music) an increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
  5. (prosody) The rhythm pattern in a poem.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to meter

Third person singular
meters

Simple past
metered

Past participle
metered

Present participle
metering

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

  1. To measure with a metering device.

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Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmetər/

Etymology 1

Noun

meter m. (plural meters, diminutive metertje, diminutive plural metertjes)

  1. meter, metre (a distance of 100 centimeters. The base unit of the metric system).
  2. meter (a device that measures things).

Etymology 2

Noun

meter f. (plural meters, diminutive metertje, diminutive plural metertjes)

  1. godmother

Norwegian

Noun

meter m.

  1. metre (unit of length)

This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at metre. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see meter in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009


Portuguese

Etymology

Latin mittere

Verb

meter

  1. to put

Conjugation


Spanish

Etymology

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

Verb

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

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

Conjugation

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Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for meter Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form meter metern meter meterna
Possessive form meters meterns meters meternas
  1. a metre; the SI-unit
  2. (music) Rhythm or measure in verse
  3. a meter; a device that measures things.

Usage notes

Indefinite form plural could also be metrar/metrars


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Noun

meter [1]

  1. meter.

Declension


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