meter

Part of speech: noun

Rhythmical arrangement of syllables, as in poetry.

Part of speech: noun

An instrument for measuring fluids, gases, etc.

Part of speech: noun

The fundamental unit of length in the metric system; 39. 37 inches. See METRIC SYSTEM.

Part of speech: noun

Meterage.

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Usage examples "meter":

  1. Bless my gas meter! - "Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure", Victor Appleton.
  2. Yes, Dave, the Almighty will meter it out to her some day, and I hope He will help you when He does. - "Andrew the Glad", Maria Thompson Daviess.
  3. The publishers told me the meter was good. - "Polly and the Princess", Emma C. Dowd.