What does meter mean?

Definitions for meter
ˈmi tərme·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meter, metre, mnoun

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

  2. meternoun

    any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

  3. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadencenoun

    (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

  4. meter, metre, timeverb

    rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

  5. meterverb

    measure with a meter

    "meter the flow of water"

  6. meterverb

    stamp with a meter indicating the postage

    "meter the mail"

Wiktionary

  1. meternoun

    (always meter) A device that measures things.

  2. meternoun

    A parking meter.

  3. meternoun

    The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.

  4. meternoun

    an increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.

  5. meternoun

    The rhythm pattern in a poem.

  6. meterverb

    To measure with a metering device.

  7. meterverb

    To imprint a postage mark with a postage meter

  8. Etymology: From mètre, from μέτρον

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Meternoun

    A measurer: as, a coal-meter, a land-meter.

    Etymology: from mete.

Wikipedia

  1. meter

    The metre (British spelling) or meter (American spelling; see spelling differences) (from the French unit mètre, from the Greek noun μέτρον, "measure"), symbol m, is the primary unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), though its prefixed forms are also used relatively frequently. The metre was originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a great circle, so the Earth's circumference is approximately 40000 km. In 1799, the metre was redefined in terms of a prototype metre bar (the actual bar used was changed in 1889). In 1960, the metre was redefined in terms of a certain number of wavelengths of a certain emission line of krypton-86. The current definition was adopted in 1983 and modified slightly in 2002 to clarify that the metre is a measure of proper length. From 1983 until 2019, the metre was formally defined as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299792458 of a second. After the 2019 redefinition of the SI base units, this definition was rephrased to include the definition of a second in terms of the caesium frequency ΔνCs.

ChatGPT

  1. meter

    A meter, also spelled metre, is a unit of length in the metric system, equivalent to one hundred centimeters or approximately 39.37 inches. It is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meternoun

    one who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal-meter

  2. Meternoun

    an instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured

  3. Meternoun

    a line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it

  4. Meternoun

    alt. of Metre

  5. Etymology: [L. metrum measure, or the allied Gr. . See Meter rhythm.]

Wikidata

  1. Meter

    Meter or metre is a term that music has inherited from the rhythmic element of poetry where it means the number of lines in a verse, the number of syllables in each line and the arrangement of those syllables as long or short, accented or unaccented. Hence it may also refer to the pattern of lines and accents in the verse of a hymn or ballad, for example, and so to the organization of music into regularly recurring measures or bars of stressed and unstressed "beats", indicated in Western music notation by a time signature and bar-lines. The terminology of western music is notoriously imprecise in this area. MacPherson preferred to speak of "time" and "rhythmic shape", Imogen Holst of "measured rhythm". However, London has written a book about musical metre, which "involves our initial perception as well as subsequent anticipation of a series of beats that we abstract from the rhythm surface of the music as it unfolds in time". This "perception" and "abstraction" of rhythmic measure is the foundation of human instinctive musical participation, as when we divide a series of identical clock-ticks into "tick-tock-tick-tock". "Rhythms of recurrence" arise from the interaction of two levels of motion, the faster providing the pulse and the slower organizing the beats into repetitive groups. "Once a metric hierarchy has been established, we, as listeners, will maintain that organization as long as minimal evidence is present".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meter

    a form of metre.

  2. Meter

    mē′tėr, n. one who, or that which, measures, esp. an apparatus for recording automatically the quantity of a fluid passing through it, as in gas-meter, water-meter, &c.—v.t. to measure by a meter.—n. Mē′terage.—Dry meter, a gas-meter with bellows-like apparatus and no liquid. [Metre.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. METER

    The gas man's trysting place. "Meet her in the cellar!"

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. meter

    The French standard of linear measure, intended to be the ten-millionth part of the earth’s quadrant, from the equator to the pole. It is equal to 39.370 British, or 39.369 American inches.

Editors Contribution

  1. meter

    A type of device created to measure a quantity of power or energy.

    The electricity meter was on the wall up near the ceiling.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Meter

    the standard of length in the metric system = 39.37 inches: see centimeter and millimeter.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. METER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Meter is ranked #46902 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Meter surname appeared 453 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Meter.

    89.1% or 404 total occurrences were White.
    6.6% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
    1.5% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for meter »

  1. remet

  2. retem

  3. metre

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of meter in a Sentence

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  2. Frederic Grappe:

    This figure means little because we don't know whether it's the power he produced for 20 or 40 minutes. And you usually lose one Watt per minute after 20 minutes, if your power meter is well calibrated, you have landmarks.

  3. Kristina Timanovskaya:

    I am afraid that I might be jailed in Belarus, i am not afraid of being fired or kicked out of the national team. I'm concerned about my safety. And I think that at the moment it is not safe for me in Belarus. I didn't do anything, but they deprived me of the right to participate in the 200 meter race and wanted to send me home.

  4. Brendan McLeod:

    We think we can expect to do (the 100-meter race) in about a minute and a half.

  5. Yoko Masuzawa:

    It was built so close, less than a meter away in some places.

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