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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  -meter  \-me"ter\  [L.  metrum  measure,  or  the  allied  Gr  ?.  See 
  {Meter}  rhythm.] 
  A  suffix  denoting  that  by  which  anything  is  measured;  as 
  barometer,  chronometer,  dynamometer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Meter  \Me"ter\,  n.  [From  {Mete}  to  measure.] 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  metes  or  measures.  See 
  2.  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. 
  {W?t  meter},  a  gas  meter  in  which  the  revolution  of  a 
  chambered  drum  in  water  measures  the  gas  passing  through 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Meter  \Me"ter\,  n. 
  A  line  above  or  below  a  hanging  net,  to  which  the  net  is 
  attached  in  order  to  strengthen  it 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  A  poem.  [Obs.]  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
  3.  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  basic  unit  of  length  adopted  under  the  System 
  International  d'Unites  (approximately  1.094  yards)  [syn: 
  {metre},  {m}] 
  2:  any  of  various  instruments  for  measuring  a  quantity 
  3:  (prosody)  the  accent  in  a  metrical  foot  of  verse  [syn:  {measure}, 
  {beat},  {cadence}] 
  4:  rhythm  as  given  by  division  into  parts  of  equal  time  [syn:  {time}] 
  v  1:  measure  with  a  meter;  "meter  the  flow  of  water" 
  2:  stamp  with  a  meter  indicating  the  postage;  "meter  the  mail" 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    US  spelling  of  "{metre}". 

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