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  • Meter (music) — Musical and lyric metre. See also: Hymn meter and Poetic meter. Meter or metre is a term that music has inherited from the rhythmic element of poetry (Scholes 1977; Latham 2002) where it means the number of lines in a verse, the number of… …   Wikipedia

  • meter — {{11}}meter (n.1) also metre, poetic measure, O.E. meter meter, versification, from L. metrum, from Gk. metron meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion, from PIE root *me measure (see METER (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • metre — [14] Greek métron meant ‘measure’: it came ultimately from the Indo European base *me ‘measure’, which also produced English measure, immense, etc. English originally acquired it, via Latin metrum and Old French metre, in the sense ‘measured… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • metre — [14] Greek métron meant ‘measure’: it came ultimately from the Indo European base *me ‘measure’, which also produced English measure, immense, etc. English originally acquired it, via Latin metrum and Old French metre, in the sense ‘measured… …   Word origins

  • meter — me|ter1 [ˈmi:tə US ər] n [Sense: 1 3; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: METER] 1.) a machine that measures and shows the amount of something you have used or the amount of money that you must pay water/gas/electricity meter ▪ A man came to read the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Meter (disambiguation) — Meter or metre from Ancient Greek μέτρον (measure) may refer to: Metre (also spelled meter), a unit of measurement of length Metre Rule, or International Rule (sailing), created for measuring and rating of yachts in sailing Meter or metre may… …   Wikipedia

  • Metre — Meter Me ter, Metre Me tre, n. [OE. metre, F. m[ e]tre, L. metrum, fr. Gr. ?; akin to Skr. m[=a] to measure. See {Mete} to measure.] 1. Rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meter — Me ter, Metre Me tre, n. [OE. metre, F. m[ e]tre, L. metrum, fr. Gr. ?; akin to Skr. m[=a] to measure. See {Mete} to measure.] 1. Rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meter — meter1 [mēt′ər] n. [ME metre < OFr < L metrum < Gr metron, measure < IE base * mē , to mark off, MEASURE] 1. a) rhythm in verse; measured, patterned arrangement of syllables, primarily according to stress or length: see also FOOT,… …   English World dictionary

  • meter — Ⅰ. meter [1] ► NOUN ▪ a device that measures and records the quantity, degree, or rate of something. ► VERB ▪ measure with a meter. ORIGIN originally in the sense «person who measures»: from METE(Cf. ↑mete). Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • metre — Ⅰ. metre [1] (US meter) ► NOUN ▪ the fundamental unit of length in the metric system, equal to 100 centimetres (approx. 39.37 inches). ORIGIN French, from Greek metron measure . Ⅱ. metre [2] (US meter) …   English terms dictionary

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