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meter

 
Noun meter has 4 senses
  1. meter, metre, m - the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    --1 is a kind of metric linear unit
    --1 is a part of
     decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkm
    --1 has parts: decimeter, decimetre, dm
  2. meter - any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
    --2 is a kind of
    measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
    --2 has particulars:
     ammeter; electric meter, power meter; electrometer; fluxmeter; galvanometer; gas meter, gasometer; magnetometer, gaussmeter; odometer, hodometer, mileometer, milometer; ohmmeter; postage meter; radiometer; reflectometer; speedometer, speed indicator; taximeter; voltmeter; volumeter; water meter
    Derived form: verb meter1
  3. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    --3 is a kind of poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody
    --3 has particulars:
     catalexis; scansion; common measure, common meter; metrical foot, foot, metrical unit
  4. meter, metre, time - rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
    --4 is a kind of rhythmicity
Verb meter has 2 senses
  1. meter - measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water"
    --1 is one way to
    quantify, measure
    Derived form: noun meter2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. meter - stamp with a meter indicating the postage; "meter the mail"
    --2 is one way to
    stamp
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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