Meaning of METER in English

METER

I. noun see: measure Date: before 12th century 1. systematically arranged and measured rhythm in verse:, rhythm that continuously repeats a single basic pattern , rhythm characterized by regular recurrence of a systematic arrangement of basic patterns in larger figures , a measure or unit of metrical verse, a fixed metrical pattern ; verse form, the basic recurrent rhythmical pattern of note values, accents, and beats per measure in music, II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from meten to mete Date: 14th century one that measures, III. noun Etymology: French mètre, from Greek metron measure Date: 1797 the base unit of length in the International System of Units that is equal to the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in {frac1/299,792,458} second or to about 39.37 inches, IV. noun Etymology: -~ Date: 1815 an instrument for measuring and sometimes recording the time or amount of something , postage ~ , V. transitive verb Date: 1878 to measure by means of a ~, to supply in a measured or regulated amount, to print postal indicia on by means of a postage ~

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