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Meaning & Definition of Meter in English

English

Meter

/mitər/

noun

1. The basic unit of length adopted under the systeme international d'unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

    synonym:
  • meter
  • ,
  • metre
  • ,
  • m

2. Any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

    synonym:
  • meter

3. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

    synonym:
  • meter
  • ,
  • metre
  • ,
  • measure
  • ,
  • beat
  • ,
  • cadence

4. Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

    synonym:
  • meter
  • ,
  • metre
  • ,
  • time

verb

1. Measure with a meter

  • "Meter the flow of water"
    synonym:
  • meter

2. Stamp with a meter indicating the postage

  • "Meter the mail"
    synonym:
  • meter

Examples of using

Give me a reading on that meter near the boiler.
Rhyme and meter form the essential rules of Chinese poetry.
A meter is 100 centimeters.