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meɪˈtis, -ˈti; -ˈtis, -ˈtizmetis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Metisnoun

    a person in western Canada who is of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metis

    alt. of Metisse

Freebase

  1. Metis

    Metis, also known as Jupiter XVI, is the innermost moon of Jupiter. It was discovered in 1979 in images taken by Voyager 1, and was named in 1983 after the first wife of Zeus, Metis. Additional observations made between early 1996 and September 2003 by the Galileo spacecraft allowed the surface of the moon to be imaged. Metis is tidally locked to Jupiter, and has a high asymmetry in the shape of the moon, with one of the diameters being almost twice as large as the smallest one. It is also one of the three moons in the Solar System known to orbit its planet in less than the length of that planet's day, the other two being Jupiter's Adrastea and Mars's Phobos. It orbits within the main ring of Jupiter, and is thought to be a major contributor of material to the rings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Metis

    mē′tis, n. a Greek personification of prudence.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Metis

    in the Greek mythology the daughter of Oceanos and Tethys, and the first wife of Zeus; afraid lest she should give birth to a child wiser and more powerful than himself, he devoured her on the first month of her pregnancy, and some time afterwards being seized with pains, he gave birth to Athena (q. v.) from his head.

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  1. emits, i-stem, items, mites, smite, times, Times

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metis in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of metis in a Sentence

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    Northern Gateway has been made aware of this information previously, our priorities remain focused on building trust, engaging in respectful dialogue and building meaningful partnerships with First Nations and Metis communities.

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