metre
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmiːtə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmiːtəɹ/, [ˈmiːɾɚ]
Noun

metre (plural metres)

  1. The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités), equal to the distance travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299 792 458 seconds. The metre is equal to frac 39 (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
    • 1797, The Monthly magazine and British register, No. 3
      The measures of length above the metre are ten times ... greater than the metre.
    • 1873, The Young Englishwoman, April
      A dress length of 8 metres of the best quality costs 58 francs.
    • 1928, The Observer, April 15
      The 12-metre yachts ... can be sailed efficiently with four paid hands.
Synonyms Translations Verb

metre (metres, present participle metring; past and past participle metred)

  1. (British, rare) Alternative spelling of meter
Noun

metre (plural metres) (British, Canada)

  1. The rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.
Translations Verb

metre (metres, present participle metring; past and past participle metred)

  1. (poetry, music) To put into metrical form.



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