1. [ noun ] the basic unit of length adopted under the System International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
Synonyms: m metre
Related terms: metric_linear_unit decameter decimeter
2. [ noun ] any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
Related terms: measuring_instrument voltmeter galvanometer gas_meter electrometer radiometer odometer ohmmeter electric_meter postage_meter radiometer magnetometer taximeter speedometer reflectometer fluxmeter water_meter volumeter ammeter
3. [ verb ] measure with a meter

"meter the flow of water"

Related terms: quantify
4. [ noun ] (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Synonyms: measure cadence metre beat
Related terms: poetic_rhythm common_measure scansion metrical_foot catalexis prosody
5. [ verb ] stamp with a meter indicating the postage

"meter the mail"

Related terms: stamp
6. [ noun ] (music) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
Synonyms: time metre
Related terms: rhythmicity
Similar spelling:   meeter