meter meter  /ˈmi tər/


  1. (n) the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
  2. (n) any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
  3. (n) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  4. (n) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
  5. (v) measure with a meter
  6. (v) stamp with a meter indicating the postage


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  1. Instead, they carted off books, pamphlets, and a collection of electronic gadgets called E-meters.
  2. Then, swimming the first leg of the men's 400-meter freestyle relay, Michigan's Ken Walsh, 22, was timed in 52.
  3. At 200 meters Marshall's graceful, reaching strokes still held the margin; whirlpooling into the 250-meter turn he looked like a winner.


  1. Meet the man who surfs glacier waves

    Imagine this: Floating in freezing water for 20 hours a day, over seven excruciating days, beneath a 90-meter iceberg which may or may not collapse on you, crushing you to death.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Fraser-Pryce to renew 200 rivalry with Jeter

    LONDON (AP) -- Two-time Olympic 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will go head to head against world champion Carmelita Jeter on Sunday as the pair renew their sprinting rivalry over 200 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Longtime 1,500-Meter Freestyle Record Falls

    Katie Ledecky broke one of the oldest national championship records, finishing the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15 minutes 47.15 seconds in Indianapolis.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "Hamilton overtook the safety car, something that I had never seen, overtaking the medical car with yellow flags," Alonso said. "We were a meter off each other, and he finished second and I finished ninth. It's a shame, not for us because...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Fernando Alonso Source: Malaysia Star

  2. "I just wanted to be out at the 50-meter point and that's where I was," Phelps said. "I was in open water and it was difficult for the other guys to see me."
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Michael Phelps Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This would probably be No. 1 on the impact meter," Matta said. "I thought his rebounding, his challenging shots, finishing at the other end was tremendous."
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Thad Matta Source: ESPN

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