1. [ noun ] (music) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
Synonyms: time meter
Related terms: rhythmicity
2. [ noun ] (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Synonyms: measure cadence beat meter
Related terms: poetic_rhythm common_measure scansion metrical_foot catalexis prosody
3. [ noun ] the basic unit of length adopted under the System International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
Synonyms: meter m
Related terms: metric_linear_unit decameter decimeter
Similar spelling:   meeter