Definition of meter

  1. meter Noun ("always" "meter") A device that measures things.
  2. meter Noun A parking meter.
  3. meter Noun (elsewhere metre) The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
  4. meter Noun an increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
  5. meter Noun The rhythm pattern in a poem.
  6. meter Verb To measure with a metering device.
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