Meaning of METER in English

METER

~ 1

■ noun a device that measures and records the quantity, degree, or rate of something.

■ verb [often as adjective ~ed ] measure with a ~.

Origin

ME (in the sense 'person who measures'): from mete 1 + -er 1 .

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~ 2

■ noun US spelling of metre 1 , metre 2 .

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