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See also: Mete, meté, mete-, and mɛtɛ

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /miːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːt
  • Homophones: meat, meet

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English meten, from Old English metan (to measure, mete out, mark off, compare, estimate; pass over, traverse), from Proto-Germanic *metaną (to measure), from Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure, consider). Cognate with Scots mete (to measure), Saterland Frisian meete (to measure), West Frisian mjitte (to measure), Dutch meten (to measure), German messen (to measure), Swedish mäta (to measure), Latin modus (limit, measure, target), Ancient Greek μεδίμνος (medímnos, measure, bushel), Ancient Greek μέδεσθαι (médesthai, care for), Old Armenian միտ (mit, mind).

VerbEdit

mete (third-person singular simple present metes, present participle meting, simple past and past participle meted)

  1. (transitive, archaic, poetic, dialectal) To measure.
    • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Matthew 7:2
      For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    • 1870s Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Soothsay, lines 80-83
      the Power that fashions man
      Measured not out thy little span
      For thee to take the meting-rod
      In turn,
  2. (transitive, usually with “out”) To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.).
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Old French mete (boundary, boundary marker), from Latin mēta (post, goal, marker), from Proto-Indo-European *meit- (stake, post). Cognate with Old English wullmod ("distaff").

NounEdit

mete (plural metes)

  1. A boundary or other limit; a boundary-marker; mere.

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CzechEdit

VerbEdit

mete

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of mést

DutchEdit

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mettre (put, put on)

VerbEdit

mete

  1. put
  2. put on

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

mete f

  1. plural of meta

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LatinEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English mete (food) (also met, mett, whence the forms with a short vowel), from Proto-Germanic *matiz. More at meat.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛːt(ə)/, /mɛt/

NounEdit

mete (plural metes or meten)

  1. Food, nourishment or comestibles; that which is eaten:
    1. A store, reserve, or supply of food or nourishment.
    2. An individual portion of food, especially when cooked.
    3. Meat; (an item of) food made from the (usually cooked) flesh of animals.
    4. The food that animals eat (including prey or lures)
  2. The act of dining; a lunch.
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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French mete (boundary, mere), from Latin mēta. More at mete.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mete

  1. boundary, target, point, position.
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English ġemǣte (suitable, meet), from Proto-Germanic *mētijaz, a variant of *mētiz. More at meet.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

mete

  1. suitable, fitting, appropriate.
  2. pleasing, accommodating, useful.
  3. right in shape or size, well-fitting.
DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

mete

  1. appropriately
  2. copiously

ReferencesEdit

  • The Middle English Dictionary (M.E.D.)[1]
  • Riverside Chaucer[2]

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *matiz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mete m

  1. food

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DescendantsEdit


Old FrisianEdit

NounEdit

mete

  1. food, especially sustenance (as opposed to desserts, snacks, or sweets)

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mete

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of meter
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of meter

RawaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mete

  1. good

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SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

mete

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of meter.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of meter.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of meter.