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See also mètre, and métré

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  • meter (chiefly U.S.), and common verb everywhere

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Etymology 1Modificar

From French mètre, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (metron), measure", "rule", "length", "size", "poetic metre)

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Singular
Metre

Plural
Metres

Metre (plural Metres) (British, Canadian)
  1. The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités). It is equal to Patrono:Frac (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.
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  • This, rather than meter, is the spelling adopted by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures for use in its publications.
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Infinitive
to Metre

Third person singular
metres

Simple past
metred

Past participle
metred

Present participle
metring

to Metre (third-person singular simple present metres, present participle metring, simple past and past participle metred)
  1. (British, rare) Alternative spelling of meter.
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The standard spelling of the verb meaning to measure is meter throughout the English-speaking world.

Etymology 2Modificar

From Old English, from Latin metrum, from Ancient Greek See #Etymology 1

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Singular
Metre

Plural
Metres

Metre (plural Metres) (British, Canadian)
  1. The rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.

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Infinitive
to Metre

Third person singular
metres

Simple past
metred

Past participle
metred

Present participle
metring

to Metre (third-person singular simple present metres, present participle metring, simple past and past participle metred)
  1. Patrono:Poetry To put into metrical form.
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EtymologyModificar

Latin mittō.

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Metre

  1. to put, to place

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Metre

  1. metre, meter (unit of measure, 100 cm)
  2. rule, folding rule

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