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English noun: meter

1. meter (quantity) the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

Synonymsm, metre

Broader (hypernym)metric linear unit

Part holonymdecimeter, decimetre, dm

Part meronymdam, decameter, decametre, dekameter, dekametre, dkm

2. meter (artifact) any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

Broader (hypernym)measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Narrower (hyponym)ammeter, electric meter, electrometer, fluxmeter, galvanometer, gas meter, gasometer, gaussmeter, hodometer, magnetometer, mileometer, milometer, odometer, ohmmeter, postage meter, power meter, radiometer, reflectometer, speed indicator, speedometer, taximeter, voltmeter, volumeter, water meter

3. meter (communication) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Synonymsbeat, cadence, measure, metre

Broader (hypernym)poetic rhythm, prosody, rhythmic pattern

Narrower (hyponym)catalexis, common measure, common meter, foot, metrical foot, metrical unit, scansion

Domain categorymetrics, prosody

4. meter (attribute) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

Synonymsmetre, time

Broader (hypernym)rhythmicity

English verb: meter

1. meter (change) measure with a meter

SamplesMeter the flow of water.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)measure, quantify

2. meter (contact) stamp with a meter indicating the postage

SamplesMeter the mail.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stamp

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