Part of speech: verb

To allot by measure; apportion.

Part of speech: noun

A boundary- line; limit; measure.

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Usage examples "mete":

  1. The editors are paid, in some instances very handsomely, for their superintendence; and it is scarcely to be expected that they should always mete out the severest justice on works by the sale of which their employers are enriched. - "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures", Charles Babbage.
  2. Let us have one moral standard for men and women, for both sexes, and mete out to each the same punishment for violation of its restrictions. - "Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays", Lemuel K. Washburn.
  3. And He said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you: and more shall be given unto you. - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.