Definition of metre:
- 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.
- a poem.
- See Meter.
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He always had a strong feeling for art, both in subject and treatment, and was always very fastidious about his work; he would touch up a poem over and over again, and take the utmost pains with metre and " swing" until he was satisfied.- "The History of "Punch"", M. H. Spielmann.
Prose has been selected as the medium of translation, since it is hardly possible to give an accurate rendering and at the same time to meet the demands imposed by rhyme and metre; at least, none of the verse translations made thus far have succeeded in doing this.- "The Nibelungenlied", Unknown.
- "Raleigh", Edmund Gosse.