See also: Meter, -meter, and méter

English edit

 
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Alternative forms edit

  • metre (Commonwealth English for noun senses 2 and 3, rare for other senses)

Etymology edit

Senses 1.1, 2, and 3 were borrowed from French mètre and Latin metrum; see metre for more.

Sense 1.2 is a noun derived from mete, from Old English metan (to measure, mark off), possibly influencing the other meanings.

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meter (countable and uncountable, plural meters)

  1. A device that measures things.
    1. A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.
      gas meter
    2. (example, dated) One who metes or measures.
      a labouring coal-meter
  2. (American spelling) Alternative form of metre
  3. (obsolete) A poem.
  4. (American spelling) A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.

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

  1. To measure with a metering device.
  2. To imprint a postage mark with a postage meter.
  3. To regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath).

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Aragonese edit

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From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

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meter

  1. to put

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meter c (singular definite meteren, plural indefinite meter)

  1. a metre, or meter (US) (SI unit of measurement)

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Etymology 1 edit

From meten +‎ -er.

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meter m (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. meter (device that measures things or indicates a physical quantity)
    Ik heb een meter nodig om de stroom in dit circuit te meten.I need a meter to measure the current in this circuit.
    De meters in het laboratorium zijn zeer nauwkeurig.The meters in the laboratory are very precise.
    Kun je dat kleine metertje even doorgeven?Can you pass that small meter please?
  2. measurer (person who measures something)
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from French mètre.

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meter m (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. meter, metre (unit of distance)
    De kamer is vijf meters breed.The room is five meters wide.
    Ze liep een afstand van tien meters in de race.She ran a distance of ten metres in the race.
    Dit kleine metertje touw is alles wat ik over heb.This small metre of rope is all I have left.
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Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: meter
  • Aukan: meiti
  • Caribbean Javanese: mèter
  • Indonesian: meter
  • Papiamentu: meter

Etymology 3 edit

From Middle Dutch meter, from metrijn, from Latin matrīna.

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meter f (plural meters, diminutive metertje n, masculine peter)

  1. godmother
    Synonyms: peettante, petemoei
    Ze is de trotse meter van haar neefje.She is the proud godmother of her nephew.
    Mijn zus werd gevraagd om meter te zijn bij de doop.My sister was asked to be the godmother at the baptism.
    Elk kind in ons gezin heeft een meter en een peter.Every child in our family has a godmother and a godfather.

Galician edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese meter, from Latin mittō, mittēre (to send, put), probably from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂- (to exchange, remove).

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

  1. (transitive) to put
  2. (transitive) to insert
  3. (transitive) to bring in
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to meddle, interfere
  5. (transitive) to deliver
    Meteulle unha patada.He delivered him a kick.

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References edit

  • meter” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • meter” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • meter” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • meter” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Indonesian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛ.tər]
  • Hyphenation: mè‧têr

Etymology 1 edit

Doublet of metrum.

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mètêr (first-person possessive meterku, second-person possessive metermu, third-person possessive meternya)

  1. meter, a device that measures things.
  2. meter, metre, the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).
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Etymology 2 edit

From Dutch meter, from Middle Dutch meter, from metrijn, from Latin matrīna.

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mètêr (first-person possessive meterku, second-person possessive metermu, third-person possessive meternya)

  1. godmother.

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Kholosi edit

Etymology edit

From Sanskrit मूत्र (mūtrá).

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meter ?

  1. urine

References edit

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014), “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[1], pages 13-36

Ladin edit

Etymology edit

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

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meter

  1. to put, place

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  • Ladin conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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meter

  1. to put

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mēter

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of mētor

Malay edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Malaya) /ˈmitə/, (Indonesian) /ˈmɛtər/

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meter (Jawi spellingميتر⁩, plural meter-meter, informal 1st possessive meterku, 2nd possessive metermu, 3rd possessive meternya)

  1. meter (all senses)

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Mòcheno edit

Etymology edit

From French mètre, from Latin metrum (a measure), from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron).

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meter m (plural meter)

  1. meter (unit of measure)

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meter m (definite singular meteren, indefinite plural meter, definite plural meterne)

  1. a metre, or meter (US) (SI unit of length)

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meter m (definite singular meteren, indefinite plural meter, definite plural meterane or metrane)

  1. a metre, or meter (US) (SI unit of length)

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Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese meter, from Latin mittere (to send, to put), probably from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂- (to exchange, remove).

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  • Hyphenation: me‧ter

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

  1. (transitive) to put
  2. (transitive) to insert
  3. (reflexive) to meddle, interfere
  4. (transitive, vulgar) to fuck, screw

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:meter.

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meter m inan

  1. meter, metre (unit of length)

Further reading edit

  • meter”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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meter m

  1. meter, metre (unit of length)

Further reading edit

  • meter”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Spanish meter, from Latin mittō (to send), probably from Proto-Indo-European *mey-th₂- (to exchange, remove). Cognate with English mess (sense 2) and also mission, message. Compare also French mettre, Friulian meti, Portuguese meter, and Italian mettere. The semantic shift from "send" to "put" probably occurred in Vulgar Latin.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /meˈteɾ/ [meˈt̪eɾ]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾ
  • Syllabification: me‧ter

Verb edit

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

  1. to put in, insert
    Synonym: poner
  2. (sports) to score
    meter un golto score a goal
  3. to make (noise)
  4. to cram, to stuff, to stick, to shove
  5. (reflexive) to meddle, interfere, to get into
    Synonyms: inmiscuirse, meter la nariz
    ¡No te metas en lo que no te importa!
    Don't get involved in other people's business!/ Don't meddle in others' affairs!
  6. (reflexive) to get into (a small space)
  7. (reflexive) to get into, to get in
    meterse en problemasto get in trouble.
    Está tratando de meterse en tu cabeza.
    He's trying to get into your head.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English meter.

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meter c

  1. a metre; the SI-unit
  2. (music) Rhythm or measure in verse
  3. a meter; a device that measures things.

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Declension of meter 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative meter metern meter meterna
Genitive meters meterns meters meternas
Declension of meter 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative meter metern metrar metrarna
Genitive meters meterns metrars metrarnas

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Borrowed from English meter.

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meter

  1. meter

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