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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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