Crossword clues for mete
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mete \Mete\, n.
Mete \Mete\, v. t. & i.
To meet. [Obs.]
Mete \Mete\, v. i. & t. [imp. Mette; p. p. Met.] [AS.
To dream; also impersonally; as, me mette, I dreamed. [Obs.]
``I mette of him all night.''
Mete \Mete\ (m[=e]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meted; p. pr. & vb. n. Meting.] [AS. metan; akin to D. meten, G. messen, OHG. mezzan, Icel. meta, Sw. m["a]ta, Goth. mitan, L. modus measure, moderation, modius a corn measure, Gr. ? to rule, ? a corn measure, and ultimately from the same root as E. measure, L. metiri to measure; cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure. To find the quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by any rule or standard; to measure.
Mete \Mete\, v. i.
To measure. [Obs.]
--Mark iv. 24.
Mete \Mete\, n. [AS. met. See Mete to measure.] Measure; limit; boundary; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in the phrase metes and bounds.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to allot," Old English metan "to measure, mete out; compare, estimate" (class V strong verb; past tense mæt, past participle meten), from Proto-Germanic *metan (cognates: Old Saxon metan, Old Frisian, Old Norse meta, Dutch meten, Old High German mezzan, German messen, Gothic mitan "to measure"), from PIE *med- "to take appropriate measures" (see medical). Used now only with out. Related: Meted; meting.
"boundary," now only in phrase metes and bounds, late 15c., from Old French mete "limit, bounds, frontier," from Latin meta "goal, boundary, post, pillar."
Etymology 1 vb. 1 (context transitive archaic poetic dialectal English) To measure. 2 (context transitive usually with “out” English) To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.). Etymology 2
n. A boundary or other limit; a boundary-marker; mere.
Mete is a common masculine Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Mete" means "brave", "galahad", "hero", "valiant", and/or "gallant".
Mete is a deformed version of "Mo - du" which is the regnal name of Modu Chanyu who was the founder of Xiongnu Empire. Mete is considered one of the first known Turkish rulers in the history and the name is used in memory of him. Appropriate Turkish reading of "Mo - du" is " Baghatur". Baghatur is also used as a masculine given name by Turkish people as Bahadır, Batur, and as in other cognate forms.
Usage examples of "mete".
And remember, when a magistrate has been proved to have falsely accused an innocent person, the law will mete out to the accuser the punishment he wanted to give to the accused.
And then there was the need to mend what punishment had been meted out to those who had physically resisted recapture.
He argued that no punishment should be meted to the father of the wronged children.
After all, that could have been meted out a while ago, andwitha lot less effort.
What horrible punishments were meted out to women for insolence in this century?
It was the most severe of the sentences that could be meted out, and Stephen said it reluctantly, remembering his own fears, his own days in the lower city, surrounded by his hungry den mates.
More than once, Pinnatte had seen a similar fate meted out to irate owners who had so much forgotten themselves in the heat of the moment as to approach the central platform and argue with the Master.
Her temper exacerbated by the treatment being meted out to her, Madame de Buys drew herself up.
Claire when everything you have done, everything you are doing, only shows the treatment that will be meted out to her?
Trust me, then, and forgive me, that what I have done in the past awakens inside you an echo of the treatment meted out to you this night.
Nero himself is now undergoing the same kind of invasive, sadistic, yet scientific investigation that he and his friends meted out to the poor animals.
Plague is a time of torture: that meted out by the disease, and also that which we do to ourselves.
Just as an old leather shoe can distract high-spirited puppies from chewing on one another, so I think the unnecessary hardships the Academy meted out to us kept quarrels from fomenting amongst ourselves.
Fordyce intends to astonish us all by having Drake avoid the usual unfortunate demise meted out to villains.
I cannot wait to see if you will escape the usual fate meted out to a Fordyce villain.