Definition of meter :
1. A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.
2. Alt. of Metre
3. An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured.
4. One who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal- meter.
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measure (part of speech: noun)
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- 72. Another most important object to which a meter might be applied, would be to register the quantity of water passing into the boilers of steam- engines. - "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures", Charles Babbage.
- Cowley introduced the Pindaric ode, a highly artificial form of the lyric, in which the language was tortured into a kind of spurious grandeur, and the meter teased into a sound and fury, signifying nothing. - "Brief History of English and American Literature", Henry A. Beers.
- " Or a guy come to test the gas meter," I goes on. - "On With Torchy", Sewell Ford.