metis (plural metis)

  1. A person of mixed-race ancestry.
  2. (chiefly, Canada, US)
    1. A person of mixed European and Indigenous descent.
    2. A person who self-identifies as Métis.
  3. (US) A person of one-eighth black ancestry; an octoroon.

metis (not comparable)

  1. Of mixed heritage
  2. Of Métis heritage.
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metis (uncountable)

  1. (knowledge management) Practical intelligence; street smarts.

  • IPA: /meɪˈtiː(s)/
Proper noun
  1. (Canada) One of three recognized Aboriginal peoples of Canada, descendants of marriages of Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, and Menominee Aboriginal people with French Canadians, Scots and English.

metis (plural Metis)

  1. (chiefly, Canada) A person of mixed European and Aboriginal descent. Often uncapitalized as metis.
Synonyms Related terms Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈmiːtɨs/
Proper noun
  1. (Greek god) A Titan who was the personification of wisdom, the first spouse of Zeus, and the mother of Athena
  2. (astronomy) A satellite of Jupiter.
  3. (astronomy) 9 Metis, a main belt asteroid.
  • French: Métis
  • German: Metis
  • Portuguese: Métis
  • Russian: Мети́да
  • French: Métis
  • Portuguese: Métis
  • Russian: Мети́да

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