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See also Meter, and -meter

English

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Alternative spellings

  • metre (for noun senses 3 to 5)

Etymology

From French mètre from Ancient Greek μέτρον (metron), measure)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
meter

Plural
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  1. (always meter) A device that measures things.
  2. A parking meter.
  3. (mostly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (elsewhere metre) The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
  4. (music) an increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
  5. (prosody) The rhythm pattern in a poem.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to meter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to meter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To measure with a metering device.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmetər/

Etymology 1

Noun

meter m. (plural meters, diminutive metertje)

  1. meter, metre (a distance of 100 centimeters. The base unit of the metric system).
  2. meter (a device that measures things).

Etymology 2

Noun

meter f. (plural meters, diminutive metertje)

  1. godmother

Portuguese

Etymology

Latin mittere

Verb

meter

  1. to put

Conjugation


Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mittere, present active infinitive of mittō (I send, I put).

Verb

meter (first singular meto, past participle metido)

  1. to put, to insert

Conjugation


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Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for meter Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative meter metern meter meterna
Genitive meters meterns meters meternas
  1. a metre; the SI-unit
  2. (music) Rhythm or measure in verse
  3. a meter; a device that measures things.

Usage notes

Indefinite form plural could also be metrar/metrars


Tatar

Noun

meter [1]

  1. meter.

Declension

Nominative
meter
Genitive
meternıñ
Dative
meterga
Accusative
meternı
Locative
meterda
Ablative
meterdan

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