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Definition 1: any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity - [noun denoting artifact]

(meter is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter to measure the volume of gases, liquids, or solids (either directly or by displacement)

(... is a kind of meter ) meter that measures the potential difference between two points

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter in a taxi that registers the fare (based on the length of the ride)

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter that measures the reflectance of a surface

(... is a kind of meter ) meter to detect and measure radiant energy (electromagnetic or acoustic)

(... is a kind of meter ) meter for bulk mailings that imprints correct prepaid postage on pieces of mail and records the total charge

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter for measuring electrical resistance in ohms

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter that shows mileage traversed

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter to compare strengths of magnetic fields

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe

(... is a kind of meter ) meter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currents

(... is a kind of meter ) meter that measures magnetic flux by the current it generates in a coil

(... is a kind of meter ) meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences; draws no current from the source

(... is a kind of meter ) a meter for measuring the amount of electric power used

(... is a kind of meter ) meter for measuring the quantity of water passing through a particular outlet

Definition 2: rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for meter in the sense of this definition

(meter is a kind of ...) the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music

Definition 3: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for meter in the sense of this definition

(meter is a kind of ...) (prosody) a system of versification

(... is a kind of meter ) the absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse

(... is a kind of meter ) analysis of verse into metrical patterns

(... is a kind of meter ) the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad

(... is a kind of meter ) (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

(meter belongs to category ...) the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

Definition 4: the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards) - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for meter in the sense of this definition

(meter is a kind of ...) a linear unit of distance in metric terms

(meter is a part of ...) a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter

(... is part of meter) a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

Definition 5: measure with a meter - [verb of change]

Samples where meter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meter the flow of water

(meter is a kind of ...) express as a number or measure or quantity

"Can you quantify your results?"

Definition 6: stamp with a meter indicating the postage - [verb of contact]

Samples where meter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meter the mail

(meter is a kind of ...) affix a stamp to

"Are the letters properly stamped?"

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