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See also: Meter, -meter, and méter

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • metre (Commonwealth English for noun senses 4 to 7, rare for other senses)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meter (plural meters)

  1. (always meter) A device that measures things.
  2. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.
    gas meter (which is also sense 1)
  3. (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.
    a labouring coal-meter
  4. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre) The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
    • 2013 May-June, William E. Conner, “An Acoustic Arms Race”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 206-7:
      Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.
  5. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre) (music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
  6. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre, prosody) The rhythm pattern in a poem.
  7. (chiefly US, elsewhere metre) A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.
  8. (obsolete) A poem.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robynson (More's Utopia) to this entry?)

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VerbEdit

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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AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

VerbEdit

meter

  1. to put

DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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NounEdit

meter c (singular definite meteren, plural indefinite meter)

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

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From meten +‎ -er.

NounEdit

meter m (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. measurer (person who measures something)
  2. meter (device that measures things or indicates a physical quantity)
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Etymology 2Edit

From French mètre.

NounEdit

meter m (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. meter, metre (unit of distance)
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

meter f (plural meters, diminutive metertje n)

  1. godmother

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese meter, from Latin mittēre (to send, put), from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂-, *mith₂- (to exchange, remove).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) to put
  2. (transitive) to insert
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to meddle, interfere

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • meter” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • meter” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō.

VerbEdit

meter

  1. to put, place

ConjugationEdit

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

LatinEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

NounEdit

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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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

NounEdit

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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PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese meter, from Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō (I send, I put), from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂-, *mith₂- (to exchange, remove).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

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

ConjugationEdit

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:meter.


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mittere, present active infinitive of mittō (I send, I put), from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂-, *mith₂- (to exchange, remove).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /meˈteɾ/, [meˈt̪eɾ]

VerbEdit

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

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

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SwedishEdit

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NounEdit

meter c

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

Usage notesEdit

Indefinite form plural could also be metrar/metrars

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TatarEdit

NounEdit

meter

  1. meter

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