Associations to the word «Meter»

Pictures for the word «Meter»


METER, noun. (always meter) A device that measures things.
METER, noun. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.
METER, noun. (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.
METER, noun. (chiefly US) (elsewhere metre) The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
METER, noun. (chiefly US) (elsewhere metre) (music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
METER, noun. (chiefly US) (elsewhere metre) (prosody) The rhythm pattern in a poem.
METER, noun. (chiefly US) (elsewhere metre) A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.
METER, noun. (obsolete) A poem.
METER, verb. To measure with a metering device.
METER, verb. To imprint a postage mark with a postage meter
METER MAID, noun. A female meter attendant: a female public servant tasked with enforcing the use of parking meters.
METER MAID, noun. (derogatory) A meter attendant of either gender.
METER MAIDS, noun. Plural of meter maid
METER STAMP, noun. A proof of paid postage produced by a postage meter (franking machine).
METER STICK, noun. A ruler that measures one meter.

Dictionary definition

METER, noun. The basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards).
METER, noun. Any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity.
METER, noun. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.
METER, noun. Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration.
METER, verb. Measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water".
METER, verb. Stamp with a meter indicating the postage; "meter the mail".

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne