Crossword clues for meter
- Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
- This may run while you ride
- Take a reading
- Word with postage or parking
- Rhythm in verse
- Type of maid
- Rhythmic pattern
- Kind of maid
- Poetic measure
- Whittier concern
- European yard
- Poet's rhythm
- Longfellow concern
- A kind of reader
- Beat with feet
- This could raise a red flag
- A concern of Whittier
- Versifier's concern
- TONED DOWN
- Word after parking or postage
- Shutterbug's gauge
- Measuring device
- Verse rhythm
- Word with maid or man
- It can be scanned
- Time machine
- Lyricist's concern
- What an urban maid may watch
- Its favorite word is "Violation"
- Rhythm for Richard Wilbur
- Wilbur concern
- Word with kilo or centi
- Parking-place fixture
- Gas ___
- Poet's consideration
- Taxi equipment
- Verse form
- ___ maid
- Foot pattern?
- Poet's constraint
- European's "yard"
- Olympics length
- It may have quarters downtown
- Parkers feed it downtown
- Subject of monthly reading
- Taxi feature
- Olympic race unit
- Something to read
- Poet's concern
- Taxi's ticker
- Rhythmic pattern in poetry
- Curbside sight
- Olympics measure
- With 64-Across, a ticket issuer
- Cabbie's counter
- Taxi ticker
- Place for a needle
- Olympics unit
- What a reader may read
- Alternative to stamp
- Stamp alternative
- About 39 inches
- Poetic da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM, e.g.
- It might go from 0 to 60 minutes
- It's fed at curbside
- See 118-Across
- Parking space adjunct
- Poetic rhythm
- Something that's fed along a street
- It needs to be fed frequently
- What stress may be good for
- Thing that might have a needle
- Word with parking or postage
- One collecting money on the sidewalk?
- What doggerel usually lacks
- The basic unit of length adopted under the System International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
- Any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Meter \Me"ter\, n. [From Mete to measure.]
One who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal-meter.
An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured.
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.
Meter \Me"ter\, n. A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.
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.]
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.
The only strict antithesis to prose is meter.
A poem. [Obs.]
--Robynson (More's Utopia).
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
also metre, "poetic measure," Old English meter "meter, versification," from Latin metrum, from Greek metron "meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion," from PIE root *me- (2) "to measure" (see meter (n.2)). Possibly reborrowed early 14c. (after a 300-year gap in recorded use) from Old French metre, with specific sense of "metrical scheme in verse," from Latin metrum.
also metre, unit of length, 1797, from French mètre (18c.), from Greek metron "measure," from PIE root *me- (2) "to measure" (cognates: Greek metra "lot, portion," Sanskrit mati "measures," matra "measure," Avestan, Old Persian ma-, Latin metri "to measure"). Developed by French Academy of Sciences for system of weights and measures based on a decimal system originated 1670 by French clergyman Gabriel Mouton. Originally intended to be one ten-millionth of the length of a quadrant of the meridian.
"device for measuring," abstracted 1832 from gas-meter, etc., from French -mètre, used in combinations (in English from 1790), from Latin metrum "measure" or cognate Greek metron "measure" (see meter (n.2)). Influenced by English meter "person who measures" (late 14c., agent noun from mete (v.)). As short for parking meter from 1960. Meter maid first recorded 1957; meter reader 1963.
"to measure by means of a meter," 1884, from meter (n.3). Meaning "install parking meters" is from 1957.
n. 1 (''always'' '''meter''') A device that measures things. 2 (''always'' '''meter''') A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment. 3 (''always'' '''meter''') (context dated English) One who metes or measures. 4 (context chiefly US elsewhere metre English) The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second. vb. 1 to measure with a metering device. 2 to imprint a postage mark with a postage meter
v. measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water"
stamp with a meter indicating the postage; "meter the mail"
any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
Meter or metre is a unit of measurement of length.
Meter or metre may also refer to :
- Meter (device) or measuring instrument
- Meter (goddess) or Cybele, an Anatolian-Aegean mother goddess
- Meter (hymn), the syllable patterns in hymn stanzas
- Meter (music), the regular underlying temporal grid of music
- Metre (poetry), the regular linguistic sound patterns of a verse
The Meters, a funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana from the late 1960s until 1977
- The Meters (album)
- Metrae or Metre, an ancient city and bishopric now Çatalca district in European Istanbul
Usage examples of "meter".
Stevens had read his meters, learning with satisfaction that the full current was still flowing into the accumulators, he began to cut up the meat.
Loose regular meter, alliteration, stylised phrasing, and structuring by repetition are the principal poetic devices.
As a backup to the recycling systems, each arcology would tow along an asteroid several hundred meters across, to be mined as needed.
If we do not change by either adopting an assimilationist program or insisting on metered and legal immigration, or both, we shall soon see a culture in southern and central California that really is a hybrid civilization, a zona libre not unlike what already exists in parts of inner Los Angeles and many rural California towns such as Orange Cove, Mendota, Malaga and Parlier.
Although individual bacteria also use omnidirectional radiation to communicate with their closest neighbors at the distances of up to a few millimeters, the strength of such signal is very low and it cannot be used for communications at a long range of, say, tens of meters.
The Barracuda had gone down in more than a thousand meters of water with all hands lost.
Helena pointed at what appeared to be a metal boomerang about a meter across.
After a bit of inspection, Richard was fairly certain that the alien thing had once been a metal boomerang about a meter or so from tip to tip.
A circle ten meters across appears in midair and seems to sink into the sand until a Brane Hole cuts a slice out of space and time.
At a thousand feet above them the disc went into a bravura display of falling-leaf motion, finally swooping around the platform until it came to rest a few meters above and a meter out from the safety rail.
As Srin peered intently at the patches of light on the surface of the instrument, Manship suddenly guessed that they were meter readings.
That, Manship realized, was how he had learned that the shifting patches of light on the spheroid were meter readings.
Something else the Property Protection chief knew was that the extensive electric and gas metering and controls were on the lowest floor.
He knew exactly where the Molt was going to appear, but spraying the area a hundred and fifty meters down the wash would have been suicidal.
If he had fired as he intended into the center of mass of the warrior coalescing a meter away, the satchel charge the Molt was clutching to his chest would have gone off and vaporized the jeep.