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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.


vb. (en-past of: mete)

Usage examples of "meted".

It was customary for an apprentice who was summoned to the Hall of Discipline to kneel before Sorn, to ask forgiveness before punishment could be meted out by the guild disciplinarian.

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.