Definitions for mètreˈmi tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•treˈmi tər(n.; v.)-tred, -tring.

  1. Category: Weights and Measures, British

    Ref: Chiefly Brit. meter. 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meter, metre, m(noun)

    the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

  2. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence(noun)

    (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

  3. meter, metre, time(noun)

    rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. metre(noun)ˈmi tər

    meter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metre(noun)

    rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending on number, quantity, and accent of syllables; rhythm; measure; verse; also, any specific rhythmical arrangements; as, the Horatian meters; a dactylic meter

  2. Metre(noun)

    a poem

  3. Metre(noun)

    a measure of length, equal to 39.37 English inches, the standard of linear measure in the metric system of weights and measures. It was intended to be, and is very nearly, the ten millionth part of the distance from the equator to the north pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an arc of a meridian. See Metric system, under Metric

  4. Metre(noun)

    see Meter

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mètre

    the name given to the unit of length in the metric or decimal system, and equal to 39.37 English inches, the tenths, the hundreds, and the thousands of which are called from the Latin respectively decimetres, centimetres, and millimetres, and ten times, a hundred times, and a thousand times, which are called from the Greek respectively decamètres, hectomètres, and kilomètres.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mètre' in Nouns Frequency: #1053


Translations for mètre

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

metre(noun)

(in poetry) the regular arrangement of syllables that are stressed or unstressed, long or short

The metre of this passage is typical of Shakespeare.

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