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ˈmɛt lmet·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heart, mettle, nerve, spunknoun

    the courage to carry on

    "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"


  1. mettlenoun

    A quality of endurance and courage.

    Etymology: Originally a variant of metal.

  2. mettlenoun

    Good temperament and character.

    Etymology: Originally a variant of metal.

  3. mettlenoun

    Metal; a metallic substance.

    Etymology: Originally a variant of metal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mettlenoun

    substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; -- usually in a good sense

    Etymology: [E. metal, used in a tropical sense in allusion to the temper of the metal of a sword blade. See Metal.]


  1. Mettle

    Mettle is the second and final release from art rock band Hugo Largo. It was released by Brian Eno's record label, Opal, on January 1, 1989 and was supported by a European tour following its release. Mettle was produced by then member and current electronic musician, Hahn Rowe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mettle

    met′l, n. ardent temperament: spirit: sprightliness: courage.—adjs. Mett′led, Mett′lesome, high-spirited: ardent.—n. Mett′lesomeness, quality or state of being mettlesome.—Put one on his mettle, to rouse a person up to putting forth his best efforts. [From the metal of a blade.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mettle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mettle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mettle in a Sentence

  1. Rory Bruer:

    It’s such a sweet hold when you only drop 35 % on a film in its second week, it shows the mettle of the picture. Families and young teens are really really embracing the movie.

  2. Michael Avenatti:

    Mr. Cohen has been placed in the crosshairs by Mr. Trump, he has been set-up to take the fall. An enormous amount of misplaced faith has been placed on his shoulders and I do not believe he has the mettle to withstand it.

  3. Venice Film Festival:

    'Everest' documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind, their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

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