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Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically.
Jim Capaldi

Meaning of "meter" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF METER

meter  [ˈmiːtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Meter is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES METER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

meter

Metre

The metre, or meter, , is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units. Originally intended to be one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth's equator to the North Pole, its definition has been periodically refined to reflect growing knowledge of metrology. Since 1983, it has been defined as "the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second."...

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METER


ammeter
ˈæmˌmiːtə
autometer
ˈɔːtəʊˌmiːtə
centimeter
ˈsentɪmiːtə
centimetre
ˈsɛntɪˌmiːtə
decimeter
ˈdɛsɪˌmiːtə
dekameter
ˈdɛkəˌmiːtə
Demeter
dɪˈmiːtə
dosimeter
dəʊˈsɪmiːtə
flowmeter
ˈfləʊˌmiːtə
hectometer
ˈhɛktəʊˌmiːtə
meeter
ˈmiːtə
metre
ˈmiːtə
millimeter
ˈmɪlɪmiːtə
multimeter
ˈmʌltɪˌmiːtə
nanometer
ˈnænəʊˌmiːtə
ohmmeter
ˈəʊmˌmiːtə
picometre
ˈpiːkəʊˌmiːtə
submillimeter
sʌbˈmɪlɪˌmiːtə
voltmeter
ˈvəʊltˌmiːtə
wattmeter
ˈwɒtˌmiːtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METER

meteorographical
meteoroid
meteoroidal
meteorol.
meteorolite
meteorologic
meteorological
Meteorological Office
meteorologically
meteorologist
meteorology
meteorous
metepa
meter maid
meter marks
meter reader
metered mail
metestick
metestrous
metestrus

WORDS THAT END LIKE METER

accelerometer
barometer
catheter
deter
diameter
dieter
Exeter
interpreter
marketer
odometer
parameter
perimeter
peter
spectrometer
speedometer
tachometer
telemarketer
thermometer
trumpeter
tweeter

Synonyms and antonyms of meter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «meter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METER

Find out the translation of meter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of meter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «meter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

仪表
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contador
570 millions of speakers

English

meter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मीटर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَدّادُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

измерительный прибор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

medidor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

compteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zähler
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メーター
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미터
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Meter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dụng cụ đo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீட்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मीटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

metre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metr
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вимірювальний прилад
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μετρητής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

meter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

meter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

måler
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of meter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METER»

The term «meter» is very widely used and occupies the 3.637 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about meter

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10 QUOTES WITH «METER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word meter.
1
Ike Barinholtz
I'm more scared of parking by a parking meter than vampires because one of them is real and adversely affects my life and results in a $35 fine, and one is nonsense.
2
Jim Capaldi
Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically.
3
Roberto Cavalli
I am a helicopter pilot. Something that gives me pleasure sometimes is taking my helicopter to go high, 2000 meter, 6000 feet, to go there and feel like a bird. In this moment I feel free.
4
Steven Chu
Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.
5
Billy Collins
The first line is the DNA of the poem; the rest of the poem is constructed out of that first line. A lot of it has to do with tone because tone is the key signature for the poem. The basis of trust for a reader used to be meter and end-rhyme.
6
George Cukor
So many directors say nothing beautifully, and so many others say great and profound things but have no idea how to read a light meter or arrange a shot.
7
Michael Dickinson
The robotic fly that we actually make the most use of in our laboratory is actually not a small thing, it's a giant thing. It has about a meter wing span, and it flaps in three metric tons of mineral oil. And it is a so-called dynamically scaled fly.
8
Drake
'Perfection' to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, 'I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.' I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That's perfection.
9
Florence King
To achieve the very pinnacle of good taste, the neoclassicists wrote their plays entirely in alexandrine verse, a rarefied meter that is uniquely tailored to the French language and fits no other.
10
Jonathan Levine
I used to obsess on critical reactions to my films, and it's really not a healthy way to live your life, so my new take on it is simply, 'I hope people like it!' I'm not going to be looking at the tomato meter for at least a year! I was very lucky on '50/50' that most critics really liked it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METER»

Discover the use of meter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to meter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rhythm & Meter Patterns
Patterns is one of the most comprehensive drum methods available. Covering a wide range of materials, the books can be used in any order, or in any combination with one another.
Gary Chaffee, 1976
2
The Passion of Meter: A Study of Wordsworth's Metrical Art
This is a study of Wordsworth's metrical theory and his practice in the art of versification.
Brennan O'Donnell, 1995
3
Training and Racing With a Power Meter
With these critical revisions Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed., will continue to be the definitive guide to the most important training tool for endurance sports. Power meters are not just for the pros.
Hunter Allen, Andrew Coggan, 2010
4
A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition
The first comprehensive guide to Latin verse composition to be published in over one hundred years.
David J. Califf, 2002
5
Meter in Music, 1600-1800: Performance, Perception, and Notation
" --Continuo "This is a book from an excellent musician in the early field who turns out also to be a most persistent scholar... " --Early Music "... the book offers a vast quantity of data from a wide range of sources.
George Houle, 1999
6
Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry
Beginning with the very basics, Meter and Meaning enables a smooth progression to an advanced knowledge of poetic rhythms. It is the essential guide to meter for anyone who wants to study, write, better appreciate, or simply enjoy poetry.
Thomas Carper, Derek Attridge, 2003
7
Hearing in Time: Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter
Our sense that a waltz is "in three" or a blues song is "in four with a shuffle" comes from our sense of musical meter.
Justin London, 2012
8
Electric Meter Reading Handbook
The handbook is intended to provide a training guide for utility revenue metering and billing personnel and to be used by technical training institutes in the areas utility lineman training, electrical instrumentation, electric revenue ...
Virgil John Johnson, 2004
9
Odd Meter Bass: Complex Time Signatures Made Easy
This amazing book and demonstration CD uses proven methods for comprehending and performing complex rhythms to make understanding, performing, and composing in odd meters easy and natural.
Tim Emmons, 2008
10
The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse
A groundbreaking study of the connections among meter, the poetic unconscious, and wider literary and cultural forces
Annie Finch, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term meter is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Faulty meter missed millions of cubic metres of water piped to North …
North Vancouver residents used millions of cubic metres of water that was never accounted for by the regional district because of a faulty meter ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
2
Naperville Council postpones consideration of $117500 settlement …
Bendis is a founder of the grass-roots Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group. She filed her complaint in U.S. District Court in Chicago two ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Green Bay Packers 2015 Impact Meter: RB James Starks
For two seasons, Starks has played a supporting role vital to paving the way for Lacy to become a breakout star, sharing carries and keeping ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
4
Tinley Park public works director resigns in wake of water meter
Tinley Park, one of Chicago's largest suburbs uses a type of water meter that it knows has regularly overcharged residents — sometimes by ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Plying autos by meter fare continues to remain a vexatious issue
In the other incident, two drivers not willing to ply by meter assaulted a driver who was plying by meter fare and the Race Course Police ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
6
Smart meter advances stop electricity theft
Electricity meter standards bodies like the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the American National Standards Institute ... «New Electronics, Jul 15»
7
Submit meter readings yourself Facebook comments andgt;andgt;
READ your meters yourself - this will prevent municipal workers from having to get onto your property to record your meter readings after hours ... «News24, Jul 15»
8
Discoms go in for smart meter reading devices
In a bid which could indirectly benefit the penalty scheme on power outages, Delhi's distribution companies are now adopting new Smart Meter ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
9
Are Rogue Meter Maids Sticking It To Parkers One Bogus Ticket at a …
Chicago meter maids work on the honor system and have power to issue tickets at smart-meters even when you've paid electronically. «DNAinfo, Jul 15»
10
City water update: meter replacement and leak detection
Work to replace to water meter for Markstay will begin Wednesday, July 22, but shouldn't cause loss of service to residents in the area. «NorthernLife.ca, Jul 15»

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