What does metre mean?

Definitions for metre
ˈmi tərme·tre

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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

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

    Etymology: [OE. metre, F. mtre, L. metrum, fr. Gr. ; akin to Skr. m to measure. See Mete to measure.]

  2. Metre(noun)

    a poem

    Etymology: [OE. metre, F. mtre, L. metrum, fr. Gr. ; akin to Skr. m to measure. See Mete to measure.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. metre, F. mtre, L. metrum, fr. Gr. ; akin to Skr. m to measure. See Mete to measure.]

  4. Metre(noun)

    see Meter

    Etymology: [OE. metre, F. mtre, L. metrum, fr. Gr. ; akin to Skr. m to measure. See Mete to measure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Metre

    mē′tėr, n. that regulated succession of certain groups of syllables in which poetry is usually written—these groups of long and short (classical) or accented (English) syllables being called feet: rhythm: verse, or poetry generally: a plan of versification, the character of a stanza as consisting of a given number of lines composed of feet of a given number, construction, and accent: musical time.—adjs. Met′ric, -al, pertaining to metre or to metrology: consisting of verses.—adv. Met′rically.—ns. Metric′ian, Met′ricist, one skilled in metres, one who writes in metre; Met′rics, the art or science of versification; Metrificā′tion. (Tenn.), the act of making verses; Met′rifier, a versifier; Met′rist, one skilled in metres, a skilful versifier; Metromā′nia, a mania for writing verses.—Common metre, the stanza forming a quatrain in eights and sixes, of four and of three iambic feet alternately—also Service metre, from its use in the metrical psalms, &c., and Ballad metre, from its use in old romances and ballads; Long metre, an octosyllabic quatrain, the four lines with four feet each; Short metre, the quatrain in sixes, with the third line octosyllabic. [Fr.,—L. metrum—Gr. metron.]

  2. Mètre

    mā′tr, n. the fundamental unit of length in the metric system—one ten-millionth of a quadrant of the Meridian—39.3707904 English inches.—adj. Met′ric.—Metric system, the French system of weights and measures, founded on the French mètre—dividing or multiplying by ten, and therefore a decimal system.

  3. Metre

    Same as 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. metre

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for metre »

  1. Meter

  2. Remet

  3. Retem

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metre in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of metre in a Sentence

  1. Simon Cusack:

    It was just an organic thing, i never really give her a time to chase, it's more of a process but sometimes( swimmers) do get it in their head to chase a time and they generally over-cook the first 50 in a 100-metre race.

  2. Ian Storey:

    Fiery Cross is sensitive because it is presumed to be the future hub of Chinese military operations in the South China Sea, given its already extensive infrastructure, including its large and deep port and 3000-metre runway, the timing is interesting, too. It is a show of U.S. determination ahead of President Obama's trip to Vietnam later this month.

  3. Dr Jones:

    The Wars of the Roses are whatGames of Thronesis based on, and this is the Wars of the Roses laid out across a 5-metre, visually spectacular document, it features contributions from both the key players in the Wars of the Roses — it was originally drawn up by the Lancastrian side in the conflict but it fell into Yorkist hands and they rewrote part of it.

  4. The American:

    Not having a power metre meant I didn't look down at the numbers and think, 'Hey back it off'. It was just full gas from the beginning and I managed to pull it off.

  5. Alexander Pama:

    We will possibly raise a public storm alert in the capital Manila and suspend sea travel and fishing due to storm surge and up to 4-metre high waves at the open sea.

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