HyperDic: meter

English > 6 senses of the word meter:
NOUNquantitymeter, metre, mthe basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
artifactmeterany of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
communicationmeter, metre, measure, beat, cadence(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
attributemeter, metre, timerhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
VERBchangemetermeasure with a meter
contactmeterstamp with a meter indicating the postage
meter > pronunciation
Soundsmiy'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > meter: 6 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningThe basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards).
Synonymsmetre, m
Part ofdecameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkmA metric unit of length equal to ten meters
Partsdecimeter, decimetre, dmA metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
Broadermetric linear unitA linear unit of distance in metric terms
Spanishmetro, m
Catalanmetre, m
Adjectivesmetric, metricalbased on the meter as a standard of measurement
non-metricnot based on the meter as a standard of measurement
English > meter: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity.
NarrowerammeterA meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes
electric meter, power meterA meter for measuring the amount of electric power used
electrometermeter to measure electrostatic voltage differences
fluxmetermeter that measures magnetic flux by the current it generates in a coil
galvanometermeter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currents
gas meter, gasometerA meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
magnetometer, gaussmeterA meter to compare strengths of magnetic fields
odometer, hodometer, mileometer, milometerA meter that shows mileage traversed
ohmmeterA meter for measuring electrical resistance in ohms
postage metermeter for bulk mailings that imprints correct prepaid postage on pieces of mail and records the total charge
radiometermeter to detect and measure radiant energy (electromagnetic or acoustic)
reflectometerA meter that measures the reflectance of a surface
speedometer, speed indicatorA meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed
taximeterA meter in a taxi that registers the fare (based on the length / length of the ride)
voltmetermeter that measures the potential difference between two points
volumeterA meter to measure the volume of gases, liquids / liquids, or solids (either directly or by displacement)
water metermeter for measuring the quantity of water passing through a particular outlet
Broadermeasuring instrument, measuring system, measuring deviceinstrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
Spanishcontador, medidor, metro
Catalancomptador
Verbsmetermeasure with a meter
English > meter: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.
Synonymsmetre, measure, beat, cadence
Categoryprosody, metricsThe study of poetic meter and the art of versification
NarrowercatalexisThe absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse
common measure, common meterThe usual / usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
metrical foot, foot, metrical unit(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
scansionAnalysis of verse into metrical patterns
Broaderpoetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody(prosody) a system of versification
Spanishcadencia, medida, metro, ritmo
Catalancadència
Adjectivesmetricalthe rhythmic arrangement of syllables
English > meter: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningrhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration.
Synonymsmetre, time
BroaderrhythmicityThe rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
Spanishcompás
Catalancompàs
Adjectivesmetricthe rhythmic arrangement of syllables
English > meter: 6 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningMeasure with a meter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"meter the flow of water"
Broaderquantify, measureExpress as a number or measure or quantity
Catalanmesurar amb comptador
Nounsmeterany of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
English > meter: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningStamp with a meter indicating the postage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"meter the mail"
Broaderstampaffix a stamp to

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