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7 definitions found
 for Meter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -meter \-me"ter\ [L. metrum measure, or the allied Gr. ?. See
     Meter rhythm.]
     A suffix denoting that by which anything is measured; as,
     barometer, chronometer, dynamometer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meter \Me"ter\, n. [From Mete to measure.]
     1. One who, or that which, metes or measures. See
        Coal-meter.
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     2. An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording
        automatically, the quantity measured.
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     Dry meter, a gas meter having measuring chambers, with
        flexible walls, which expand and contract like bellows and
        measure the gas by filling and emptying.
  
     Wet meter, a gas meter in which the revolution of a
        chambered drum in water measures the gas passing through
        it.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meter \Me"ter\, n.
     A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is
     attached in order to strengthen it.
     [1913 Webster] Meter

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meter \Me"ter\, Metre \Me"tre\, n. [OE. metre, F. m[`e]tre, L.
     metrum, fr. Gr. ?; akin to Skr. m[=a] to measure. See Mete
     to measure.]
     1. Rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses,
        stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending on
        number, quantity, and accent of syllables; rhythm;
        measure; verse; also, any specific rhythmical
        arrangements; as, the Horatian meters; a dactylic meter.
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              The only strict antithesis to prose is meter.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     2. A poem. [Obs.] --Robynson (More's Utopia).
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     3. A measure of length, equal to 39.37 English inches, the
        standard of linear measure in the metric system of weights
        and measures. It was intended to be, and is very nearly,
        the ten millionth part of the distance from the equator to
        the north pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an
        arc of a meridian. See Metric system, under Metric.
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     Common meter (Hymnol.), four iambic verses, or lines,
        making a stanza, the first and third having each four
        feet, and the second and fourth each three feet; --
        usually indicated by the initials C. M.
  
     Long meter (Hymnol.), iambic verses or lines of four feet
        each, four verses usually making a stanza; -- commonly
        indicated by the initials L. M.
  
     Short meter (Hymnol.), iambic verses or lines, the first,
        second, and fourth having each three feet, and the third
        four feet. The stanza usually consists of four lines, but
        is sometimes doubled. Short meter is indicated by the
        initials S. M.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  meter
      n 1: the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme
           International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) [syn:
           meter, metre, m]
      2: any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
      3: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse [syn:
         meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence]
      4: rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
         [syn: meter, metre, time]
      v 1: measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water"
      2: stamp with a meter indicating the postage; "meter the mail"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  194 Moby Thesaurus words for "meter":
     Alexandrine, Stabreim, VOM, VTVM, accent, accentuation,
     alliterative meter, alternation, ammeter, ampere-hour meter,
     amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, appraise,
     appraiser, appreciate, arsis, assay, assayer, assess, assessor,
     bacchius, beat, cadence, cadency, caesura, calculate, calibrate,
     caliper, cartographer, catalexis, check a parameter, chloriamb,
     chloriambus, chorographer, colon, compute, coulometer,
     count-rate meter, counterpoint, cretic, cyclicalness, dactyl,
     dactylic hexameter, diaeresis, dial, dimeter, dipody, divide,
     dochmiac, duodial, dynamometer, elegiac, elegiac couplet,
     elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite, estimate, estimator,
     evaluate, evaluator, expansion ammeter, faradmeter, fathom,
     feminine caesura, foot, galvanometer, gauge, gauger, geodesist,
     graduate, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter,
     hexapody, hysteresis meter, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus,
     illuminometer, instrument, interferometer, intermittence,
     intermittency, ionic, ionization gauge, jingle, land surveyor,
     lilt, magnetometer, masculine caesura, measure, measurer,
     megohmmeter, mensurate, mete, metrical accent, metrical foot,
     metrical group, metrical pattern, metrical unit, metrics, metron,
     mhometer, milliammeter, molossus, mora, movement,
     moving-coil meter, number, numbers, oceanographer, ohmmeter,
     oscillation, pH meter, pace, paeon, pendulum motion, pentameter,
     pentapody, period, periodicalness, periodicity, piston motion,
     plumb, potentiometer, prize, probe, proceleusmatic,
     prosodic pattern, prosody, pulsation, pyrrhic, quantify,
     quantitative meter, quantity, quantize, rate, reappearance,
     recurrence, regular wave motion, reoccurrence, return, rhyme,
     rhythm, rhythmic pattern, scanning, scansion, seasonality, size,
     size up, sound, span, spondee, sprung rhythm, step, stress, survey,
     surveyor, swing, syllabic meter, syzygy, take a reading, telemeter,
     tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, thermoammeter, thermocouple,
     thermoelectrometer, thesis, time-interval meter, topographer,
     triangulate, tribrach, trimeter, tripody, triseme, trochee,
     undulation, valuate, valuator, value, valuer, variometer,
     vers libre, versification, voltameter, voltmeter, weigh
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  meter
  
      US spelling of "{metre".
  
     (1998-02-07)
  

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