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.

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.]

Freebase

  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.

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

  1. Enrique Alfaro Ramirez:

    Hail more than a meter high, and then we wonder if climate change exists.

  2. Frederick Hubbard:

    Now, the question is, what do we need to do to get them to recover ? said Dr. Frank Ridgleyhead of conservation and research at Zoo Miami. Biologists believe they have the answer. Executives of the Patch of Heaven Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating habitats for wildlife, in February finished building what they claim is the largest bat house in the world in an effort to save Floridas high flyers. Nobody else is doing this kind of work. Not on this scale, said Frederick Hubbard, the sanctuarys executive director. The two-tier structure can house up to 250,000 bats. The University of Florida boasts large bat houses of The University of Florida own.According to the [ UF ] web site, theyre the biggest occupied bat houses in the world, Frederick Hubbard told the Miami Herald. Our bat house is technically bigger. Were trying to get the wording right on that. Frederick Hubbard says the batstend to form colonies, living together and procreating. The new two-tier bat house can hold up to 250,000 total bats. ( Elina Shirazi/Fox News) Theres usually a dominant male, a large male who establishes and claims these coveted kinds of spaces and then he tries to attract females and the females tend to then be attracted to a male who is going to defend the territory and keep a safe space for them, Ridgley said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Ridgley says the bats are vital to biodiversity and in fact helpful to humans. Theyre cleaning up our skies. Theyre providing all these services and in some parts of the country, you know, bats literally provide billions of dollars of services to the residents, Ridgley said. Ridgley said its hard to know the history of the bats since they were only discovered as a unique species in 2004. There was very little known about this bat just about a decade ago. I mean they only knew of one place where they were roosting and it was a mystery across their whole range here in South Florida. Anything about them, you know, what kind of groups they had, what they need to survive. So there was a lot of intensive study going into answering some of these questions, said Ridgley. Ridgley estimates their population is now only in the hundreds, and technology is helping them to keep track. One device they use, an echo meter, plugs into a cell phone and identifies the type of bat and itslocation based off of sound. They do a type of echolocation and supposedly they have some recorded sounds that theyre going to be able to put up into the bat-house that will attract them, said Frederick Hubbard. Creators claim this bat house at the Patch of Heaven Sanctuary is the largest in the world. Frederick Hubbard said that if their project accomplishes its aim, it may help rewrite the fate of these bats who have lost almost all of their habitat. For now, Frederick Hubbard said they are patiently waiting for the bats to rent out their space. Come home.

  3. Joe Biden:

    This was the diving board area, and I was one of the guards, and they werent allowed to -- it was a 3-meter board. And if you fell off sideways, you landed on the damn, er, darn cement over there.

  4. Susie Lee:

    I just started looking (at online dating options) and very quickly realized how many things are out there and how immediately my 'creepy meter' went up.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Let's pray to the elements like children again. Oh earth, as all grows out of you...let me grow too, oh sky, I too wish to rise high...oh water, let me go...with the flow, oh fire, let me evolve and dissolve all desires...oh air, bring me all blessings from this universe to share...oh ether, please raise my spiritual meter! Let our prayers be revolutionized, get MickeyMized.

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