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Verb
/ˈmētər/,
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meters, plural; metres, plural;
  1. Measure by means of a meter
    • - a metered supply of water
Noun
  1. A device that measures and records the quantity, degree, or rate of something, esp. the amount of electricity, gas, or water used
    • - they read the meters once a month
  2. An imprint or label of specified value produced under government permit for the prepayment of postage


  1. measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water"
  2. the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
  3. any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
  4. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  5. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
  6. The metre (or meter), symbol m, is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Originally intended to be one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth's equator to the North Pole, its definition has been periodically refined to reflect growing knowledge of metrology. ...
  7. In the physical sciences, quality assurance, and engineering, measurement is the activity of obtaining and comparing physical quantities of real-world objects and events. ...
  8. Cybele (Phrygian: Matar Kubileya/Kubeleya "Kubeleyan Mother", perhaps "Mountain Mother"; Κυβέλη Kybele, Κυβήβη Kybebe, Κύβελις Kybelis), was the Phrygian deification of the Earth Mother. ...
  9. A hymn meter or metre indicates the number of syllables for the lines in each stanza of a hymn. This provides a means of marrying the hymn's text with an appropriate hymn tune for singing.
  10. Meter or metre is a term that music has inherited from the rhythmic element of poetry (Scholes 1977; Latham 2002) 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 (Scholes 1977; ...
  11. In poetry, the meter (or metre) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of metres and forms of versification is known as prosody. ...
  12. (100 Meters (100M)) Shortest Sprint Race in Outdoor Track and Field (equivalent to 109 yards). Runners will typically start out of blocks, no stagger. 10K : 10,000 meters; 10 kilometers; 6. ...
  13. (400 Meters) The distance of one lap around a typical track. 400 meters is equivalent to a quarter mile, i.e., 4 times around the track=1 mile.
  14. (Meters (Development)) This is the system of gear measurement most commonly used in Europe. Development (also known as rollout), is one of the three comprehensive systems for numbering the gear values for bicycle gears. ...
  15. (Meters) A meter measures the amount of electricity you use. There are essentially two types of meters:
  16. (Meters) Races outside North America are often listed in Meters. The equivalent ratings for distances are 1000m (5 furlongs) 1200m (6 furlongs) 1400m (7 furlongs) 1600m (1 mile).
  17. (Meters) They are measuring devices and can be an indicating meter or a recording meter. An indicating meter shows on a dial the quantity being measured. A recording meter makes a permanent record of the quantity being measured, usually by tracing a line on a chart or graph.
  18. (meters) Counters. IGT machines utilize both mechanical and software meters to collect game play data. Hardware meters collect lifetime totals and cannot be reset. Software meters are displayed in the statistical data mode, and can be reset to zero.
  19. Meters measure power on each phase of the breaker and the neutral.
  20. short for E-Meter. See E-Meter in this glossary.
  21. the organization of some music into predictable units of accents and beats. In duple meter, the main stress falls every other beat, while in triple meter the main stress falls once every three beats. ...
  22. A visual indicator of the quantity of radiation detected, as opposed to a radiation detector (typically a cheap model) that lacks a numerical visual display of any type in favor of a general alert level. ...
  23. The mechanical or digital device that creates a valid denominated postage imprint known as a meter stamp. Postage is prepaid to the regulating postal authority. Meters were authorized by the UPU in 1920. They are used today by volume mailers to cut the cost of franking mail.
  24. 1 meter equals 39.37 inches. Also spelled metre.
  25. The metric equivalent of 3.28 feet.